Key Concept #6: Saturated Fat And Cholesterol Is Not Your Enemy - @ThePrimalBlueprint
Did you know?
Another popular health myth is that dietary saturated fat and cholesterol are horrible, evil things that seek only to clog our arteries, thicken our blood, and pad our waistlines.
That’s crazy, of course.
Fat, especially saturated fat and dietary cholesterol are important building blocks for sex hormones like testosterone.
Saturated fat helps us absorb nutrients from our food. Saturated fat is inherently the most stable fat, able to withstand heat and light stress without oxidizing, and it’s incredibly satiating.
Cholesterol is crucial in the creation of vitamin D from sun exposure. And contrary to popular belief and the protestations of “experts,” neither saturated fat nor dietary cholesterol has been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
Sugar, refined PUFA oils, trans-fats? Those are the real enemies.
Oh, and consider this: every successful diet is actually a high-fat diet. When you lose weight, whether it’s through low-carb Primal or high-carb vegan, you are consuming ample amounts of highly saturated animal fat. The only thing is that this animal fat is coming off your body, but it’s still saturated animal fat just the same.
A diet rich in animal fat and cholesterol is not just safe, it’s downright healthy.
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