With so many clashing views on saturated fats and the link to higher LDL I’m wondering if anyone with more knowledge in this area could shed some light on this please.
Just how bad are saturated fats or are they completely safe?
Are saturated fats, when eating a high protein mostly animal based diet, with very low processed food intake I.e no soda, no candy, no junk food etc actually bad for you?
I know there is said to be a link to higher LDL, but LDL alone isn’t the whole picture, particle size seems to matter more, I’ve read research that suggests SAT fat increases the larger fluffier type LDL which isn’t bad for you.
Is this correct?
In terms of dietary fats, saturated is very stable, where as PUFA’s are not, so is it correct to avoid PUFA apart from omega 3 oil and eat sat and mono fats only?
Do cholesterol levels even matter when overall inflammation is low?
Logically to me it seems unusual that natural food sources such as meats would be harmful when this what we have evolved eating for thousands of years way before farming and the industrial revolution, and it seems plant / seed fats are turning out to be very unhealthy for us, it doesn’t make sense to me logically that Sat fat would be bad when it is very stable.