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Saturated Fat Phobia Lacks Scientific Basis

Saturated Fats

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  • A meta-analysis of 76 studies found current evidence does not support cardiovascular guidelines that encourage a low consumption of saturated fats
  • Replacing saturated fats in your diet, like those from healthy grass-fed beef, raw organic butter, and other high-quality animal foods, with carbohydrates like bread, bagels, pasta, rice, and doughnuts will increase your risk of heart disease
  • A meta-analysis published that pooled data from 21 studies found no difference in the risks of heart disease and stroke between people with the lowest and highest intakes of saturated fat
  • Saturated fat plays a crucial role in your body's development and day-to-day functioning for both children and adults
  • Healthful sources of saturated fats include pastured organic grass-fed meat, egg yolks, raw dairy, coconuts, and coconut oil

By Dr. Mercola

Does the thought of a rare-cooked, grass-fed steak, a couple of over-easy eggs cooked in butter, or a tall glass of raw whole milk make your mouth water?


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