3. Saturated Fat is Unhealthy
For many decades, people have believed that eating saturated fat can increase the risk of heart disease.
In fact, this idea has been the cornerstone of mainstream nutrition recommendations.
However, studies published in the past few decades prove that saturated fat is completely harmless.
A massive metastudy published in 2010 looked at data from a total of 21 studies that included 347,747 individuals. They found absolutely no association between saturated fat consumption and the risk of heart disease (19).
Multiple other studies confirm these findings… saturated fat really has nothing to do with heart disease. The “war” on fat was based on an unproven theory that somehow became common knowledge (20, 21).
The truth is that saturated fat raises HDL (the “good”) cholesterol. It also changes the LDL cholesterol from small, dense LDL (very, very bad) to Large LDL, which is benign (22, 23, 24, 25, 26).
Recent training explained to me that the nasty, dangerous cholesterol if produced in our bodies when we eat a grain rich diet! So see bread, biscuits and cakes as the dangerous foods.
We all know fat free foods don’t taste of much- no surprise really as flavour comes with fat- so enjoy real foods, choose animal products without fear, just go for free range options.
There is literally no reason to fear butter, meat or coconut oil… these foods are perfectly healthy!
Bottom Line: New studies show that saturated fat does not increase your risk of cardiovascular disease. It raises the good cholesterol and changes the “bad” cholesterol to a benign subtype.
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