Should you avoid all saturated fats?
An articleÃ‚Â in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Authors J. Bruce German and Cora J. Dillard looked at this question. TheyÃ‚Â reviewed 30 years of research to find the answers. They looked at howÃ‚Â recommendations to reduce or eliminate saturated fats have affected health. They also looked at the effect of increasing carbs in the diet.
They found that thisÃ‚Â advice createsÃ‚Â bad health. In fact, research done since the original 1980 recommendation shows that such a change in dietÃ‚Â creates a dangerous lipid profile and supports high cholesterol!
The early advice was to reduce fat so that theyÃ‚Â were only 20% of daily food intake. Since then research has failed to find any reduction in obesity, diabetes andÃ‚Â heart disease from such a low fat intake.
Where Do We Go From Here?
Much of the latest research aims to show how foods affectÃ‚Â people based on their genetics. In other words, they are looking at whatÃ‚Â someone’s ancestors ate in their native environments. I’ll be interested in what they find from this research. However it will be some time before we know the results.
In the meanwhile, if you want to have a clear idea of what your ideal diet should look like, consider Metabolic TypingÃ‚Â®. Metabolic TypingÃ‚Â® is based on over 80 years of research about how the quality and type of foods affect individual health. And once you know this, you are in a much better position to improve your health.