Originally Posted by Carl1174
It used to be that saturated fats were going to clog your arteries and give you a heart attack, while polu-unsaturated fats were going to help you live longer. This is sort of true, although there are some saturated fats that are better than others, but what is more true is that it doesn’t matter how bad saturated fats are, trans fats are worse.
Yep, they seem to still promote that view, dieticians in particular. I did some research, some time ago now and found a piece that stated that the integrity of the cell walls (heart) are aided by saturated fats whereas polyunsaturates which many people were/are consuming in excess of monounsaturates jeopardize the integrity of the cell walls...so, 5% saturates and about 10-15% polyunsaturates (15% max)with the rest coming from monounsaturates seems to be the ideal ratio.