Saturated Fat is Not the Enemy

Saturated Fat is Not the Enemy

In a recent study, researchers in the Netherlands have confirmed what some groups, such as the Weston Price Foundation, have been saying for years: saturated fat is not the cause of cardiovascular disease and other health problems.  To the contrary, researchers have found that when saturated fats are replaced with diets high in carbohydrates, the risk of heart disease is increased.  This is something the diabetic industry has suspected, if not known to be fact for a while already.

The research that started the blame game about saturated fats was disproved years ago, though that information never reached the spotlight.  If you follow the research of the Weston Price Foundation, you will find that polyunsaturated fats can cause way more health problems than the natural, animal based fats they were designed to replace.  Research findings released last year showed no increase in risk of heart disease in a comparison of nearly 350,000 adults who ate little to a lot of saturated fats. 

It seems as if those who try to eliminate saturated fats end up replacing those fatty acids with carbohydrates, which increases the risk of obesity and diabetes.  Instead, we should be focusing on a diet that is rich in natural foods from plants and animals, as numerous studies have proven to be effective in indigenous cultures.

So perhaps focusing your efforts on finding wholesome, natural foods instead of replacing carbs with other processed foods can produce the most benefit toward reversing or preventing diabetes.  As this research shows, it certainly can’t hurt.