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Saturated Fat Will Keep
Your Heart Healthy

That's right, steak, eggs and coconut oil are good for you! Saturated fat has gotten a bad wrap.

I know that this sounds like heresy and probably goes against everything you've heard for the past 20 years. You have no doubt been told by the "experts" that saturated fat (specifically, fat derived from animals and tropical oils) in the diet leads to increased rates of coronary heart disease and of course heart attacks. It isn't so.

A new study, published in a recent issue of the Journal of Clinical Nutrition, flies directly in the face of some of the fat police's most widely-cited research.

In this latest research, an American study of post-menopausal women with heart disease, saturated fat in the diet proved to be associated with a LESSER progression of the disease than did higher consumption of the so called "healthy" unsaturated fats.

Higher saturated fat intakes in the study were correlated with favorable trends in both HDL (good) cholesterol and harmful triglycerides. In other words: The maligned saturated fats effectively slowed down heart disease!

Since this under-reported study used today's "gold standard" evaluative method (quantitative angiography) to derive its
results, it poses a direct challenge to less precise prior research - as well as to the misguided popular assumption that saturated fat in the diet drives heart disease.

Why didn't you already know these things? That's a good question.

Dr. Mary G. Enig, one of the world’s leading biochemists and a pioneer in research on fats and oils explains:

"The fact is that for the last four decades, saturated fats, including coconut oil, have been condemned for the misdeeds of polyunsaturated fats, trans fats, and refined carbohydrates.”

The diet police have arrested the wrong suspect. Yes, saturated fats are good for you and may keep you from having a heart attack or stroke. Your body needs saturated fat to nourish your heart, brain, nerves and hormones. Every cell membrane is ideally made up of 50% saturated fat including your brain.

They are also a major component of healthy cells, the preferred fuel for the heart and muscles, powerful antiviral and antifungal agents, and serve as cancer-fighting genetic "regulators" in the body.

If you are deficient in saturated fat your energy drops and your hormones and metabolism head south. Saturated fat lowers two important heart attack risks, Lp(a) cholesterol and C Reactive Protein (CRP), a measure of inflammation.

 

Now that we Americans are finally starting to realize the heart-healthy, waistline-trimming benefits of a higher-fat, low-carbohydrate diet (thanks to the late, great Dr. Atkins and others), it will be interesting to see whether this "American Paradox" will get any play at all in USA Today, Time magazine or on the evening news.

 

Click here for information on the ideal saturated fat...coconut oil.

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