Why saturated fat may actually be good for you

Why Saturated Fat Is Actually Good For You

Saturated fat isn't as bad for you as you probably think.

Posted by The Huffington Post on Saturday, March 12, 2016

Is saturated fat mostly good for you? Quite possible. Here’s a short video about it, one that has been viewed over 300,000 times in a couple of days. Consider watching and sharing.

The man in the video is Dr. Mark Hyman and he has a new book out called Eat Fat, Get Thin. I have not read it yet, but it should work fine.


How to Make Your Food a Powerful Medicine, Not a Slow Poison – Dr. Aseem Malhotra
The Big Fat Surprise – Nina Teicholz
The Myth of Vegetable Oils – Nina Teicholz


What Happens if You Eat Nothing But Bacon for 30 Days Straight?

BBC: Is Butter Good or Bad for You?

“The Great Butter Revival Is Killing Margarine”


  1. Barbara
    The caveat at the beginning of this video about saturated fat being harmless is critical: "in the absence of refined carbohydrates and sugar and in the presence of sufficient Omega 3." So often the hype and headlines overlook this part. You can't have your cake and bacon, too.
  2. David Brown
    Barbara is right. The problem of baking and culinary fats gets little attention because the powers that be focus on lowering saturated fat intake by recommending lower intakes of diary, meat, and poultry products.
  3. Chris
    I work at a private hospital in Australia and just the other day I grabbed a brochure from our Cardiac Care Unit titled: Facts about Fat, obviously this is for patients and families to read in regards to the recommended dietry guidlines for the prevention of heart disease. I'm afraid we might as well go back to 1984 as the brochure still states that we all must reduce our intake of fat, remove all saturated fat including fatty cuts of meat, using margarine in conjunction with plant based oils and have a 'healthy diet' of grains and fibre. Looks like we still have a long way to go, it's so frustrating working within a system like this. Also the fact that I have been threatened of losing my job over any comments in regards to LCHF to colleagues and patients makes it that much harder.
  4. Sandie
    Chris, I know how you feel. In the health industry, you can't give advice that is opposite to the official position. People ask me how I've lost so much weight. I tell them I do LCHF and suggest they have a look at this website (and wheatbellyblog.com). They can then make their own (informed) decision. As they say, you can lead a horse to water...

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