Most of the general public presume that saturated fats and trans fats should be grouped together into one singular category. Although large amounts of saturated fats are not healthy, the toxicity of trans fats causes these two to technically be in two different groups. Trans fats are made by having hydrogen molecules transformed into a liquid oil, which is linked to diabetes, heart disease, and many other harmful conditions. The industrial process that they go through makes them much more dangerous than natural trans fat found in animal products.
- Since the 1960s fat has been in the black books of many because it was touted to be associated with many problems like heart disease and diabetes.
- A study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine has debunked the claim that saturated fats clog arteries. They explained that this is a chronic inflammatory condition.
- Saturated fat is essential for the health of the body. They improve brain health, aid cell repair, and make regeneration possible.
“Today, research that hasn’t been tainted by industry interests shows that a certain amount of dietary fats are essential, including saturated fat — and that sugar is worse for you than ever imagined.”