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Good Fat? Bad Fat? It’s Enough To Drive You Coconuts!

By Sandy Beck

For years, “fat-free” was the mantra of healthy food. Then we learned that our bodies need fat — the right kind of fat. That’s when things got confusing. So, allow me to present a sort of “fat primer.”

There are four major dietary fats: monounsaturated fats, polyunsaturated fats, saturated fats and trans fats (the last one being a dubious invention of the food industry).

Monounsaturated fats are most abundant in foods like nuts and various plant oils — such as olive oil,...

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3rd Annual NLMC Community Grants

By Wendy Morgan, Board Director

At the completion of my fourth year as a Board member, I look back and remember the birth of the New Leaf Market Co-op Community Grant Fund and how it was developed.

Originally, scholarships were offered to individuals to honor the memory of Matthew Tansey and Bryce Buchanan. Three years ago, after many meetings and discussions, it morphed into a community grant, which we created to reach more people, rather than just two individuals. With the help of a volunteer...

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