Yes, they are good for you!
“Saturated fat may have an effect on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, but the effect is so
small that we just can’t detect it. We shouldn’t be demonizing saturated fat,”
says Ronald M. Krauss, M.D. Krauss directs atherosclerosis research at the
Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute.
There’s no denying that scores of studies have shown a link between saturated
fat and CVD. Krauss says that most have been the result of
“publication bias,” meaning that medical journal editors favored publishing
research on the potential risks of saturated fat, while ignoring findings that
challenged the prevailing view. He also believes that many of the
saturated-fat-is-bad studies have not accounted for diets containing a lot of
sugars, refined carbs, and trans fats.
So, What Should You Eat?
Saturated fat. Krauss doesn’t see any point in obsessing about
saturated fat. Eggs and dairy are fine, and cheese might actually provide heart
benefits. He suggests that red meat be eaten in moderation, because it may boost
the risk of heart disease and cancer for reasons unrelated to saturated fat
(e.g., don’t eat red meat at every meal).
*Vegetables. Eat your veggies, lots of them, because their role in
disease prevention is so well established. “Multiple servings, preferably at
every meal,” Krauss advises.
*Carbohydrates. Cut back on carbs, but don’t eliminate them. Best
source: veggies and fruits. If you eat bread, Krauss suggests eating
whole-kernel bread, in which the seeds (cracked and whole) are visible
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