Saturated fats and misguided science

Palm oil shows up in about half of everyday goods. Truth be told, palm oil is a saturated fat – wrongfully condemned by scientists of yore who have since condemned saturated fat because of a study hypothesis from long ago. A 2010 study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that there wasn’t even a link between saturated fat for either heart disease or stroke. In 2006, the Women’s Health Initiative discovered that eating less saturated fat hasn’t lowered rates of heart disease or stroke. The key is to pay attention to where those saturated fats come from and what they are found in. Palmitic acid found in palm oil, butter, and eggs and myristic acid found in cheese, milk, butter, and beef raise both LDL and HDL cholesterol, canceling each other out. Stearic acid in foods like chocolate and beef doesn’t even raise LDL at all and lauric acid found in coconut oil is deemed a superfood. The real culprits are in the crap diet foods, bagels, pizzas, factory eggs and other processed foods that contain saturated fats and trans fats.

It's all about the processed food.

It’s all about the processed food.

About Craig Stellpflug NDC

Craig Stellpflug is a NeuroDevelopment Consultant and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. Craig is a cancer nutritionist and child brain disorder specialist at Healing Pathways Medical Clinic in Scottsdale Arizona.
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