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August 5, 2018

Nutrition Lie: Saturated Fat is Bad for You

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by Dr Josh Axe

You can’t believe everything you hear. That truth is particularly true when it comes to nutrition lies. Each week, it seems as if a new fad or health solution is reported. These reports typically include information on a food now considered “unhealthy” or a better, faster way to lose weight. Many of the claims are often discredited, upon further research, yet their impacts on dietary choices remain.

Studies from the 1950s and 1960s transformed the way we ate, the foods we ate and the amount we ate. The result? Detrimental effects on our health because the nutrition lies proved faulty.

Saturated fat has been demonized for the better part of five decades for its supposed dangers to the heart. This is largely the result of studies that seemed to follow the “gold standard” of scientific research — it’s only been in the last few years that scientists uncovered the truth: that the premise of the low-fat diet craze was little more than falsified.

Instead, new research has shown that eliminating saturated fat from the diet actually doesn’t lessen the risk for heart disease at all!

Truth: Saturated fats are good for you and critical to your body’s function!

The sugar industry scandal left many thinking saturated fat, not sugar, was the enemy. The results have been devastating. 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.

And what does that inflammation lead to? Disease. A bad omega-3/omega-6 ratio is connected to the development of heart disease, cancer and autoimmunity, to name just a few.

Colorectal cancer is often said to be associated with diets high in saturated fats. However, that is simply not true. The Women’s Health Initiative Dietary Modification Trial studied postmenopausal women for more than 8 years and found that a low-fat diet did not reduce the risk for colorectal cancer.

In addition, a study of nearly 50,000 postmenopausal women found that a low-fat diet did not result in a significant reduction in breast cancer risk.

Plus, eating a Mediterranean diet high in good fats reduces the risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease, which has gone from a nearly negligible cause of death in the 1980s to the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. for individuals 65 and older (as of 2015).DR Josh axe

Solution: Incorporate healthy saturated fats into your diet.
Coconut oil is one of the healthiest foods on the planet, no matter what the American Heart Association says. This extremely versatile, once-vilified oil is a medium-chain fatty acid that is easily digested and packed with anti-microbial properties, including lauric acid. Unlike some other healthy fats, coconut oil is more resistant to heat damage.

Ghee is another healthy fat with a high smoke point. It’s also packed with fat soluble vitamins A, D and E. Both ghee and coconut oil are actually associated with weight loss, as the energy from medium-chain fatty acids helps to burn other fats in our system.

For raw applications, use olive oil, almond oil or avocado oil. They are all terrific for adding nutrients and great flavor.

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