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Saturated Fats from Foods Help Build Hormones and Tame Your Appetite

Saturated Fats from Foods Help Build Hormones and Tame Your Appetite

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  • The hypothesis that saturated fat causes heart disease was based on cherry-picked statistics that have long since been refuted and proven incorrect, but the dogmatic belief that fat is bad for you still persists with nearly all physicians and the media
  • Saturated fats from animal and vegetable sources provide the building blocks for your cell membranes and a variety of hormones and hormone-like substances that are essential to your health. They also act as carriers for fat-soluble vitamins, and are required for mineral absorption and for a host of other biological processes
  • There are more than a dozen different types of saturated fat, but you predominantly consume only three: stearic acid, palmitic acid and lauric acid. It’s been well-established that stearic acid (found in cocoa and animal fat) has no effect on your cholesterol levels. The other two, palmitic and lauric acid, raise “good” cholesterol as much or more than “bad” cholesterol; thereby actually <i>lowering</i> your risk of heart disease
  • Healthful fats include olives, olive oil, coconut oil, butter from raw grass-fed milk, raw nuts, organic eggs, grass-fed meats, and avocados, just to name a few

By Dr. Mercola

CBS News, one of the most-watched news programs in the world, recently ran a report questioning whether animal fat is as bad as 'conventional wisdom' would have you believe. 


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