I’m sure this will come as a surprise to some of you, but, contrary to popular belief, saturated fat does not make us fat or cause heart disease. This is a myth that has sadly been fed to us over the last 50 years, but which has never been backed by any real scientific evidence (as illustrated in the video above).
In fact, not only are saturated fats not bad for you, they are an essential part of a healthy diet. Eating these fats will actually:
▪ Reduce your risk of heart disease by raising your HDL, lowering your triglycerides and reducing levels of small, dense LDL (a type of LDL associated with a higher risk of heart disease). If you don’t believe me, read this.
▪ Increase muscle mass. Muscle is composed of equal weights of fat and protein.
▪ Stabilize your energy and mood. Fat provides a steadier supply of energy throughout the day than carbohydrate, which can cause fluctuations in blood sugar.
In summary, go eat some butter*!
For more on the importance of healthy fats in the diet, in relation to carbohydrates and protein, read this>
*preferably grassfed and organic, of course