John Berardi advocates eating a 1:1:1 ratio of SFAs to PUFAs to MFA?s. That makes perfect sense to me since it boosts T, etc. But I am struggling with something: everywhere I read, I am barraged with the evils of saturated fat. Saturated fat is now the Great Satan of the nutritional world. I guess that its chief sin is raising LDL, the bad cholesterol.
And a lot of T-Nation folk have added to my confusion. Why is it that even they so often say that a greasy hamburger is bad for you? They advocate buying lean cuts of red meat. Well, either saturated fat is good for you or not, right? If it?s good for you, then why not have one or two greasy burgers a day?
Anyway, I can’t get the nutritional communities voices out of my head. I?ve been eating my coconut oil and Whoppers, but these questions keep nagging me:
- Will 20-30 g of Saturated fat really lead to heart disease?
- Do you need to protect yourself against 20-30 g of Saturated fat?
- If you do need to ?protect? yourself against saturated fat, then how do you recommend doing it?
I?m a relative newbie and I know a lot of you have been at this a lot longer than me. Any info would be much appreciated.
And keep in mind, I eat pretty doggone healthy: quite a few veggies and supplements and little processed stuff.