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Friday, 23 April 2010

Fat-free diet promotes severe skin lesions and an extreme Essential Fatty Acid deficiency

This post includes a summary of a paper published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition Vol 25, 897-904 and a recipe for pork loin chops with cabbage and carrots.

Study title and authors:
Know Your Fats : The Complete Primer for Understanding the Nutrition of Fats, Oils and Cholesterol
Essential fatty acid deficiency in infants induced by fat-free intravenous feeding
John R. Paulsrud Ph.D.1, Leslie Pensler M.D.1, Charles F. Whitten M.D.1, Sheila Stewart B.A.1, and Ralph T. Holman Ph.D.1
1 From The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota, 801 16th Avenue, N.E., Austin, Minnesota 55912 and Children's Hospital of Michigan, 5224 St. Antoine, Detroit, Michigan 48202

This paper can be accessed at:

Infants who were fat an intravenous fat-free diet developed severe skin lesions and an extreme Essential Fatty Acid deficiency.

This paper highlights the dangers of fat-free diets.

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Recipe of the day

Pork Loin Chops with Cabbage and Carrots

Ingredient list:
1.5 pounds of boneless pork loin chops
1 small head of cabbage
1 pound of baby cut carrots
New York Prime Meat All Natural Pork Loin Center Cut Chops Boneless, 1-inch thick, 8-Count, 32-Ounce Packaged in Film & Freezer Paper
Food Mall: Pork Loin Chops
2-3 cups of chicken broth
Extra virgin olive oil
Coriander powder
Garlic powder
Black pepper

Add one or two tablespoons of olive oil to pressure cooker over medium heat. Season pork on both sides with salt, garlic powder, and black pepper. Lay pork in hot oil and brown on one side for 2-3 minutes. Turn and brown other side 2-3 minutes. Remove from pot. Chop cabbage into bite-sized pieces and add to pressure cooker. Season with salt, garlic powder, and coriander powder to taste. Add carrots and season with salt, garlic powder, and coriander powder. Add two to three cups of chicken broth. Lay pork on top of vegetables in pressure cooker. Lock top on pressure cooker. Increase heat to high. After achieving high pressure, reduce heat to the lowest level consistent with maintaining high pressure. Cook under high pressure for 10 minutes. Turn off heat, use quick release method to reduce pressure, and remove top. Use a slotted spoon to transfer everything to plates and enjoy!

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