Conventional medicine stated that consumption of saturated fats was bad for our health. It was recommended to cut back on saturated fat intake due to the concerns that it raises the risk of heart disease. But is this really the only cause?
In exploring this topic, another question comes to mind specifically: what are saturated fats?
Saturated fat consists of a chain of carbon atoms with every individual carbon atom saturated with hydrogen atoms. Most saturated fats come mainly from animal sources, including meat and dairy products. In addition, some plants contain saturated fats such as palm oil, palm kernel oil and coconut oil. These oils are naturally greasy or waxy solids with a stable shelf life and high resistance to heat exposure.
The main demise of the saturated fat controversy is that it raises the LDL cholesterol, the “bad” cholesterol. But LDL is just one of many biomarkers that can lead to arterial damage. In addition, saturated fats also raise the HDL cholesterol, the good cholesterol. Thus, the combination is relatively neutral for heart disease risk, according to Dariush Mozaffarian– an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. In his recent research, he discovered that people who consumed the highest levels of saturated fats had about the same risks of heart disease as people who consumed the least.
Looking more in depth, saturated fats are essential for our bodies. In particular:
Saturated fats are an integral part of every single cell membrane in our bodies in proportion of at least 50%;
Saturated fats are required in order to properly digest and assimilate those all-important fat-soluble vitamins: A, D, E and K;
Saturated fats are required for the adequate use of protein;
Saturated fats are a tremendous source of energy;
Saturated fats enables us to feel full for longer;Saturated fats are key players in managing inflammation in your body (Some fats help your body inflame when necessary, other fats help your body to ‘anti-inflame’).
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