Fat hope you’ll hear the truth about fat, so here’s the skinny

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Fat hope you’ll hear the truth about fat, so here’s the skinny

Before the mid-20th century, nobody had ever thought to isolate saturated fat as the cause of disease

Andrea Burgener

Nutritional advice and nonsense are horribly intertwined. While plumes of poppycock about salt, superfoods and detoxing continue to be dispensed like so much incense wafting from a church altar, the myths around fat are probably the worst offenders.

Almost every bit of advice on the topic I’ve read (and I’ve put triple-figure hours in), from government edicts to “wellness” sites, tells you the same thing, decade after decade. Saturated fat is a bad fat. It’s out to get you. It will raise your cholesterol; raised cholesterol will cause earlier death.

Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, on the other hand, are good. These kinder fats can help to reduce “bad” cholesterol and increase “good” cholesterol. Saturated fat can be avoided by eating a diet rich in plant-foods and low in animal-based foods. ..

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