Research Suggests... "Saturated Fat Does NOT Clog the Arteries"

The idea that saturated fat clogs the arteries and therefore causes heart disease is "wrong," some experts have explained why....

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/28442474/

Published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, three cardiologists found that saturated fats found in butter, lard, sausage, bacon and cream cheese - do not clog the arteries.

For better heart health, it is suggested that the nation should shift focus away from lowering fat intake to simply shutting down erroneous claims made by organizations which have much to gain from the continued trend of inflammatory disease.

The experts involved in this research argue that existing evidence shows no association between the consumption of saturated fat and the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and death!

So what did they suggest:

  1. Taking a brisk walk for 22 minutes daily.
  2. Eating real foods and avoiding processed foods and refined carbs.
  3. Minimizing stress as chronic stress promotes more inflammation.
  4. Proper sleep.

Coronary artery disease is a CHRONIC INFLAMMATORY disease that is typically treated with statins, which often have minimal benefits and lots of potential side effects.

Ever since the misleading article regarding Coconut Oil, I've had numerous patients ask me about saturated fat and coconut oil. Through this process, I've had many great conversations explaining the points above while discussing the overall quality of food that they're consuming. 

It give me great satisfaction to see growing research proves otherwise and finally the truth is coming out regarding fats. Just something good for y'all to read... Enjoy and Stay Pure Friends!

*Information obtained from PubMed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/28442474/

** Disclosure: While Luciana Godoi MS, RD, LDN is a Licensed Dietitian registered with the Commission of Dietetic Registration (CDR) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), this article is for informational purposes only and is not to be considered medical advice. If you are in need of medical advice, please seek the appropriate medical counsel.

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