What if bad fat isn’t so bad? – Health – Diet and nutrition

What if bad fat isn’t so bad? – Health – Diet and nutrition – msnbc.com.

So much of what I am reading lately questions our common day notions of ‘bad’ fat.  I remember clearly when fat free food started hitting the market and yet we are fatter as a country. It’s not unreasonable to want those who study this type of thing to question commonly held thoughts about food and what constitutes good and bad food or if either exists at all. We are learning so much more and more about how we develop and prosper – it seems logical to constantly re-examine what we think about what we eat.

Suppose you were forced to live on a diet of red meat and whole milk. A diet that, all told, was at least 60 percent fat — about half of it saturated. If your first thoughts are of statins and stents, you may want to consider the curious case of the Masai, a nomadic tribe in Kenya and Tanzania.



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