Is Butter Good Or Bad? Saturated Fat Foods In High-Fat Diet May Boost 'Good' Cholesterol
|Is Butter Good Or Bad? Saturated Fat Foods In High-Fat Diet May Boost 'Good' Cholesterol||Darrell Miller||12/12/16|
December 12, 2016 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (email@example.com)
Subject: Is Butter Good Or Bad? Saturated Fat Foods In High-Fat Diet May Boost 'Good' Cholesterol
We have grown up hearing that we should avoid saturated fats as much as possible. However, the University of Bergen in Norway has recently published a study showing that saturated fats may actually help boost good cholesterol rather than hinder it. The study didn’t find any significant increase in bad cholesterol when patients had a high saturated fat diet. They found that low-fat diets tended to make people want more sweets to compensate. It was actually a high sugar diet that caused a higher risk of cardiovascular death.
- Nutritional dogma has taught us "saturated fat is bad."
- But now, researchers at the University of Bergen in Norway suggest that a diet high in saturated fat may boost "good" (HDL) cholesterol.
- These findings indicate that the overriding principle of a healthy diet is not the quantity of fat or carbohydrates, but the quality of the foods we eat.
"Last month, Harvard University researchers found a five percent higher intake of fats in foods like butter or red meat was linked with a 25 percent increased risk of coronary heart disease."