Saturated Fat Phobic
One of the biggest problems is the continued vilification of Saturated Fat by individual who lack knowledge in this area.
Research continues find that there is NO coorelation between Saturated Fat and cardiovascular issues.
Secondly, Saturated Fat is necessary for hormonal production, testosterone. That means low intake of Saturated Fat ensures low testosterone levels.
A good article regarding the need and benefits of Saturated Fat is…
The Truth About Saturated Fat
It was written back in 2010 by John Meadows. Meadows crendentials “Certified Strength and Conditioning Speicalist” and a "Certified Sports Nutritionist from the International Society of Sports.
6 Key Benefits of Saturated Fats
1 – Saturated fats positively affect hormonal function.
2 – Saturated fats help your tissues retain omega-3 fatty acids better and help convert omega-3 to its final usable form (DHA).
3 – Saturated fats strengthen our immune system.
4 – Saturated fats strengthen the liver.
5 – Animal fats contain fat-soluble vitamins and allow for their uptake.
6 – Saturated fats help your cholesterol profile and can help you live longer.
Due to a metabolic condition, I began the Ketogenic Diet a year and a half ago.
My fat intake is 210 to around 260 grams of fat a day. Roughly one third of that fat intake is Saturated Fat.
My Lipid Blood Panel profile was good and only got better with my High Fat, High Saturated Fat intake.
The Omega 6 Fat Issue
What research continues to demonstrated is that the over consumption of Omega 6 Fats are one of the greatest issues for Americans. Your diet may well have that issue.
Benefits vs. Risks of Omega-6 Fatty Acids
“Benefits of Omega-6. We know inflammation negatively affects our health and can exacerbate and even cause disease. In fact, most chronic diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and Alzheimer’s disease, are highly inflammatory.”
Take Home Message
As per Alywn Cosgrove (Strength Coach), “No one ever got dumbber from reading a book (research article, etc).” That meaning you need to upgrade you knowledge base by investing more time in reading the current research rather that spewing out the dogma of inaccurate outdated data.