Doctor's Note

Be sure to check out all my other videos on industry influence and dietary guidelines. And be sure to check out my blog post: Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board accused of making illegally deceptive claims

For more context, check out my associated blog post: Dietary Guideline Graphics: From the Food Pyramid to My Plate, Harvard’s Healthy Eating Plate, and PCRM’s Power Plate.

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  • Michael Greger M.D.

    Please feel free to post any ask-the-doctor type questions here in the comments section and I’d be happy to try to answer them. Be sure to check out all the videos on industry influence and dietary guidelines. And be sure not to miss yesterday’s blog post Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board accused of illegally deceptive claims. And as always, there are 1,449 subjects covered in my other videos–please feel free to explore them!

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  • latrotteuse

    Is there any healthy margarine out there or should we avoid them all?

    • DStack

      I would also like to know the answer to this. Once in a while, you need to make a pie, you know?

      • latrotteuse

        I’m starting to think that perhaps coconut oil might be a good substitute for butter or margarine for pie crust anyway.

        • Josh

          Unfortunately no. Coconut oil is between 80-99 percent saturated fat making it probably the worst plant oil out there.

  • jellybean

    I have been plant based for almost 2 years now. I work as a food demonstrator for a large box store chain, sometimes I do different kinds of meat or sausage and breathe in the steam from the meat. Will this absorb into my body? I am usually congested after one of these events.