Brief Alan Aragon quote:
Saturated fats are a natural part of the whole-food supply, as well as out of our own mother’s milk. There’s nothing inherently unhealthy about consuming them in moderation. In fact, a scarcity of saturated fats in the diet isn’t conducive to maintaining optimal testosterone levels. While it’s true that genetics can dictate an individual’s predisposition to heart disease, saturated fat consumption is a small factor in the big picture. While bashing saturated fat has been the traditional model, this research is based on either poorly controlled or completely uncontrolled research. There is no compelling body of causal evidence that saturated fat is the bad guy in the game of heart health. According to a scientific review of 50 years of scientific data published in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, the body of evidence does not indicate that a diet low in saturated fat prolongs life.
I can find a LOT of reputable and scientifically backed sources that counter the common misunderstandings about saturated fat.
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