Fun Fact Friday – fats

MYTH: Saturated fat and cholesterol in the diet are bad for your heart.
TRUTH: Saturated fat and cholesterol are powerful nutrients that the body uses for hormone function, calcium metabolism and cellular structure. They act as stabilising units that protect the body from inflammatory damage.
The Massai and Rendille Tribes in Africa have some of the lowest rates of heart disease yet they consume a diet consisting of 65% saturated fat and a high amount of cholesterol through red meat and fermented grass-fed dairy products. The Eskimos/Inuit consume a 75% saturated fat diet (whale blubber) yet have extremely low rates of heart disease.

 

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