Eating fat makes you fat is a complete ‘myth’ yet for decades people believed that eating fat will inevitably cause them to gain weight, increase their cholesterol, and contribute to poor health.
However, there is an increasing body of scientific and clinical evidence to suggest that when eaten in isolation, fat (so long as its healthy fat) doesn’t contribute to weight gain or make you unhealthy, quite the reverse in fact.
This week The American College of Cardiology published a state-of-the-art review on their current stance on the limitation of Saturated Fats.
They stated “(…) Most recent meta-analyses of randomized trials and observational studies found no beneficial effects of reducing SFA intake on cardiovascular disease (CVD) and total mortality, and instead found protective effects against stroke.”
The College also stated that “Whole-fat dairy, unprocessed meat, eggs and dark chocolate are SFA-rich foods with a complex matrix that are not associated with increased risk of CVD. The totality of available evidence does not support further limiting the intake of such foods.”
That means that foods like red meats, rich salmon, savoury nuts and -above all -eggs, should have a central place in your diet in order to maintain your summer physique and be “as fit as a butcher’s dog”
During an eight-year trial involving almost 50,000 women, scientists put roughly half on a low-fat diet. Not only did the low-fat dieters not lose much weight, if any, they also didn’t see a decrease in the risk of breast cancer, colorectal cancer, or heart disease — outcomes commonly associated with a healthier eating plan.
So while “low-fat” products are all marketed as weight-loss tools, the reality is these products may contribute much more to weight gain than a fat-rich product with fewer refined carbs.
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