Updated: Nov 21, 2019
LifeHakx - The Answer to "Are Saturated Fats Bad For You?"
By Eva Wisenbeck 11/10/2019
True or False? Saturated fat is bad for you.
Truth: Healthy saturated fats are good for you and critical to your brain, heart and whole body’s function!
Solution: Enjoy healthy fats such as olives and olive oil, organic butter and ghee, avocados and avocado oil and more.
The old studies saying that saturated fat is supposedly dangerous to the heart have been debunked.
Instead, new research now shows eliminating saturated fat from the diet doesn’t lessen the risk for heart disease at all!
The premise of the low-fat diet craze was little more than falsified.
Hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils have replaced saturated oils in the standard Western diet, in large part due to these misleading studies. Unfortunately, these oils are high in omega-6 fats and can cause your Omega-6/Omega-3 ratio to get out of whack, leading to chronic inflammation. Increased inflammation leads to disease. A bad Omega-6/Omega-3 ratio is connected to the development of heart disease, cancer and autoimmunity, to name just a few.
This is based on a wonderful article by the great Dr Josh Axe and his roundup of “The 11 Largest Nutrition Lies In the Media” for more details and links to the research papers and studies please look here: https://draxe.com/health/nutrition-lies/
If you are curious and would like more information about Saturated Fat and the latest research here are some great resources.
Dr Josh Axe, “Is Saturated Fat Good or Bad for You? Separating Myth vs. Reality” https://draxe.com/nutrition/saturated-fat/
Dr Mark Hyman, “Why Did Saturated Fat Get a Bad Rep? https://drhyman.com/blog/2014/09/08/saturated-fat-get-bad-rep/
Chris Kresser, “The Diet-Heart Myth: Cholesterol and Saturated Fat Are Not the Enemy” https://chriskresser.com/the-diet-heart-myth-cholesterol-and-saturated-fat-are-not-the-enemy/
The Diet Doctor, “A user guide to saturated fat” https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/saturated-fat