Saturated fat can create quite a dietary dilemma. For most of your life, you’ve probably been told it’s unhealthy. That saturated fat clogs your arteries and leads to heart attacks.
On the other hand, type in the right Google search words, and you’ll find research-based articles that say that thinking is outdated and wrong.
A frequent claim: The idea that saturated fat is “bad” was based on bad science, and that, in reality, it’s perfectly healthy. So healthy, in fact, you don’t need to restrict it. (Some say you should even eat more of it.)
There’s also this: Foods that contain saturated fat often taste delicious.
You get the picture.
But, like many other things we eat (carbs! red meat! soy!) saturated fat is… controversial.
In this episode, Ted explains how research is showing that not all fats are equal. Listen to learn the truth about saturated fat.
- Facts about saturated fats [03:14-28:12]
- Types of fats [05:13-05:36]
- What is Saturated Fat? [05:49-06:25]
- Dietary fats explained [06:26-06:53]
- Studies on saturated fat – The Diet-Heart Hypothesis [06:53-08:37]
- Knowing which type of fats to choose [08:38-12:53]
- Nutrition Science: Understanding the connection between nutrition and chronic diseases [12:54-33:24] \
- How much saturated fats do you really need? [17:36-28:12]
- Diet and heart disease risk [20:54-28:12]
- The two major risk factors of heart disease that you can control [21:02-31:37]
- What’s your takeaway from this episode & what can you put into action [33:24-35:03]
- And much more…
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