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This post contains no new, earth shattering information. It's just resources that I have collected over the years to help people understand that we have been fed a load of bologna regarding saturated fats. I have written several posts that get a lot of discussion about whether saturated fats are healthy. These are the three that get the most commentary:

Coconut Oil – Why is it so Wonderful?

52 Uses for Coconut Oil – The Simple, The Strange, and The Downright Odd!

Butter IS Better – The Health Benefits of Grass-Fed Butter

Now, to check out some info that might help dispute the saturated fat myth. Please note: The content shared on this site is for informational and educational purposes only. Statements/products discussed have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease or illness. Please consult your own health care practitioner before making changes to your current diet or before beginning any herbal or vitamin supplement regimen or exercise program.

First up, a clip from the documentary Fat Head, which, if you haven't watched, please do. And no, I am not calling YOU a fat head! 🙂

 

Next up, here are a few articles that contain some great nuggets of info regarding saturated fat. If nothing else, it's food for thought, as we all continue on our journey of re-education in regards to what is healthy and what is not. What is truth and what is fiction? It is up to all of us to make our own decisions regarding our health and what is best for our families. I encourage each and every one of you to take some time and do your own research and come to your own decisions regarding what is right and what is wrong. Now, keep in mind, when I speak about saturated fats, I'm talking about the good ones, like butter, coconut oil, tallow, etc., not anything man-made. Stay away from man-made fats. Eat only what's natural!

I pulled this list of articles from Health Impact News, which is an awesome site for alternative medicine, real food, natural health, etc., articles. Note that the authors are different for each article and there is a fair share that are written by actual medical doctors, so this is not just a bunch of average Joes (like me) saying saturated fat is not the devil it has been made out to be. Read on and then I would love to hear your thoughts!!

LDL Cholesterol May Protect Us against Cancer

Dutch Get it Right and Recognize Saturated Fat is Not a Problem

7 reasons to eat more fat

Saturated fat and cardiovascular disease: The discrepancy between the scientific literature and dietary advice

The Positive Effects of Low-Carbohydrate High Saturated Fat Diets on Diabetes

Saturated Fats Help Build Hormones and Tame Your Appetite

To Achieve Optimal Health Eat MORE Saturated Fat

Are Saturated Fats Artery-Clogging?

Dietary intake of saturated fat NOT associated with cardiovascular disease

Saturated Fats are Good for You

The Truth About Saturated Fats, from a Cardiologist

How Africans have been fooled to think coconut oil and other traditional foods from their culture are unhealthy

Enjoy Saturated Fats, They’re Good for You!

Reducing Fats does not Prevent Heart Disease or Save Lives

You’ve Been Living A Lie: The Story Of Saturated Fat And Cholesterol

New Study: Don’t Fear Fat

Could Saturated Fats Make a Comeback in Light of New Research?

Epilepsy cured when parents stop all meds and use high fat diet only

A Big Fat Mistake: Research Points to Carbs, not Saturated Fat, as Greatest Health Risk

The Cholesterol Myth – We Need Cholesterol

Butter versus Margarine: Why Butter is Better

Why having high cholesterol isn’t always bad

The Importance of Cholesterol for the Brain and the Danger of Carbs

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So, tell me. Where do you stand on the saturated fat controversy? Do you consume saturated fats like pastured butter and coconut oil regularly? Or, do you steer clear?

For further reading, check out Butter IS Better: The Health Benefits of Grass-Fed Butter and How to Make European-Style Cultured Butter At Home.

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About Jessica Espinoza

Jessica is a real food wellness educator and the founder of the Delicious Obsessions website. She has had a life-long passion for food and being in the kitchen is where she is the happiest. She began helping her mother cook and bake around the age of three and she's been in the kitchen ever since, including working in a restaurant in her hometown for almost a decade, where she worked every position before finally becoming the lead chef. Jessica started Delicious Obsessions in 2010 as a way to help share her love for food and cooking. Since then, it has grown into a trusted online resource with a vibrant community of people learning to live healthy, happy lives through real food and natural living.

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