Should you cook with coconut oil or vegetable oil? Eat butter, cream, or olive oil? Supplement with fish oil or flax oil? Sometimes it seems as if everyone has a different opinion on these crucial questions--but this book holds real answers. Best-selling author and teacher Dr. Joseph Mercola teams up with cardiovascular expert Dr. James DiNicolantonio to cut through the confusion about how dietary fats affect our bodies and set the record straight on how to eat for optimal well-being.
Dr. DiNicolantonio, an internationally known and respected scientist, has spent nearly a decade studying the effects of different fats on the body. Dr. Mercola is one of the world's leading authorities on natural health. In Superfuel, they've gathered a wealth of information and insight in a form that's both impeccably researched and highly accessible.
You'll read about:
• The many health problems supposedly caused by saturated fat--that actually aren't
• Why the so-called healthy vegetable oils are actually making you sick and fat
• The optimal ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fats in your diet
• Foods that help resolve inflammation, increase longevity, and fight or prevent chronic illness
• A cyclical ketogenic eating plan that keeps your body burning fat as healthy fuel
• Supplemental fats such as fish oil, krill oil, and flax oil--what to take and how to choose
• Which oils you should cook with, how to use them, and why
• And much more
Drawing on Dr. DiNicolantonio's firsthand research at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, as well as hundreds of groundbreaking studies from the medical literature, Superfuel will give you the facts you need to optimize your fats and your health.
— David Perlmutter, M.D., #1 New York Times best-selling author of Grain Brain and The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan
“If you want to know the real ‘fat facts,’ please read Superfuel by Drs. Mercola and DiNicolantonio! They make a compelling and readable guide to navigate through the often confusing dietary advice regarding the types of fat to include in your diet as well as the ones to avoid like the plague. And spoiler alert: long-chain omega-3 fats from fish oil and other sources, and quality olive oils, are something you need more of, not less of, in your diet daily for perfect heart and brain health. Prepare to be amazed at what you don’t know about why we are so sick. Read this book!”
— Steven R. Gundry, M.D., New York Times best-selling author of The Plant Paradox and The Plant Paradox Cookbook; Medical Director, International Heart and Lung Institute, Palm Springs and Santa Barbara, California
“Superfuel is a fascinating discussion about how much of what we’ve learned about dietary fat is completely wrong. This helps upend much of the low-fat dogma that has dominated nutritional thinking for the last 40 years. This book is a must-read if you are interested in improving your health through diet.”
— Jason Fung, M.D., author of The Obesity Code
“If you would like to know the truth about which fats support health, which ones don’t, and what foods they’re found in, open this book. It’s packed full of vital information for lifelong health.”
— Dr. Frank Lipman, New York Times best-selling author of How to Be Well
“Dr. DiNicolantonio and Dr. Mercola have an incredible wealth of information and insight to explain everything you need to know about the fats that fuel your body. You’ll learn which foods you should eat, which you should avoid, and how you should cook and consume your food for optimal health...physically, mentally and emotionally. Superfuel will help and heal so many people.”
— Drew Manning, New York Times best-selling co-author of Fit2Fat2Fit
“In Superfuel, Drs. DiNicolantonio and Mercola offer a view of dietary fat that’s powerfully perspective-shifting. They have done a deep dive into the best research available and come up with practical, accessible guidance for taking control of your health, starting right now.”
— Dr. Aseem Malhotra, author of The Pioppi Diet