Despite overwhelming research that shows saturated fat isn't bad for you, government and health organizations continue refusing to admit they were wrong.
As a result, heart disease numbers continue getting worse around the world as people continue following diets that aren't actually reducing heart disease risks.
Contrary to what we were once taught to believe, saturated fat doesn't really raise LDL ("bad") cholesterol that much. In fact, when it does affect LDL cholesterol, improves the condition of cholesterol by transforming it from small and dense to large LDL, which is substantially better for heart health.
In addition to transforming LDL cholesterol, saturated fat raises "good" HDL cholesterol, which reduces peoples' potential risk of heart disease. Recent studies have shown that saturated fats actually improve the lipid profile.
One of the largest studies on fat's effects on the heart found that there is no evidence that saturated fat increases a person's risk of heart disease. In fact, saturated fat is harmless and it has never been proven to cause heart disease.
While governments and misguided dietitians continue prescribing low fat, low cholesterol diets, it's time for people to stop believing the myths associated with saturated fat. Saturated fat actually improves many of the most important risk areas for heart disease
Despite decades of anti-fat propaganda, saturated fat has never been proven to cause heart disease. In fact, saturated fat improves some of the most important risk factors for heart disease, making doctor-recommended low fat, low cholesterol diets some of the most dangerously "healthy" diets that have actually had the opposite effect on its patients.
Popular foods high in healthy saturated fats include beef, eggs, butter, and cheese.