The Good Saturated Fat

For years we were told that saturated fats are bad and they should be limited in order to lower our risk of disease. After a decade of decreased fat consumption, Americans are at greater risk than ever. We now know that fat is very important in the diet but it just depends on eating the right type. Fat can help us feel full longer and they support many other important functions of the body. The idea of saturated fat as being a “bad” fat is changing as there is great reason to still eat these fats in moderation.

Cardiac surgeon, Donald W. Miller, Jr., M.D. delivers a 50-minute speech on the guilt free enjoyment of saturated fats and how they might actually be good for overall health. If you have the time and interest, this talk includes a collection of many other top videos, articles, and books you’ll find online.

I found Dr Miller’s talk to be reassuring since science and history run congruent with the advice that the consumption of natural foods are healthy and what we were designed to eat. It’s said that our diets have changed more in the last 40 years than in the previous 40,000 years.

For health’s sake

There is a great need to control the amount and frequency of simple sugars consumed. Foods labeled as being “diet” and other artificially sweetened products appear to place the largest hit on health.  Sugary foods coupled with fat may be especially dangerous. Let’s not forget the importance of complex carbohydrates and how they fuel movement and control energy level unlike any other type of energy providing macro-nutrient. The many cancer-reducing, appetite controlling, digestive health benefits of carbohydrates should not be pushed aside.

The Good Saturated Fat

Cardiac surgeon, Donald W. Miller, Jr., M.D.

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