It is my belief that saturated fat is good for you. It is found in animal fat, butter, lard, coconut oil and many other things. In today's society it is highly controversial which is why many mainstream "experts" are condemning the intake this fat by saying it is the leading cause of heart disease and obesity of which nothing could be further from the truth.
There was a study this year that showed no link between heart disease and dietary intake of saturated fat. It was not the first one either. The 40-year Framingham Study in USA has also found no link.
It has never been our 'enemy'. But it is unfortunate that their are now more harmful fats being marketed to replace it in our diets because so many people have been lead astray by ignorant and bias researchers.
Whilst artery clogging Trans-fats have been proven to increase bad cholesterol risk of heart disease. Polyunsaturated-fats will go rancid if heated and contain too much omega-6 and not enough omega-3 which will result in upsetting your body's natural balance and can cause serious health problems.
Mono-unsaturated fats however are relatively more stable compared to the 2 listed above as the chemical structure is more similar to saturated fats.
Saturated-fats are good for the immune system, play an important role in our bone health by helping the intake of calcium, and even has helpful anti-bacterial properties.
Interestingly if you changed your diet as in all the oils that you use, and only used coconut oil, over 12 months the research show's you could lose 36 pounds! That's assuming you're required to lose weight, if not I would recommend using it anyway to take advantage of its many health benefits.
Many people are trying to avoid saturated-fat because of the false claims about heart disease and clogged arteries when really the scientific evidence does not point to this when honestly evaluated.
Why not trying replacing your Margarine with Organic Butter? Or try replacing canola oil with coconut oil? and see how much your health improves? Just remember saturated fat has been on the menu for thousands of years and its only in the last 50 years that its been falsely convicted of being "the bad guy" so these other cheaper-to-make oils can be sold on a mass scale to the public.
When you next do your grocery shopping or see saturated fats being criticized in the media remember this is what nature intended us to eat.
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