Saturated Fat. What an exciting debate!
At least for me it is... When I first read Chris Kresser's book, "The Paleo Cure" a couple of years ago, I was quite confused when I saw the advice to consume pork lard frequently (that's pig fat, if you didn't know). And so my fascination with fat begun. There seems to be a lot of debate and a lot of campaigning around the different opinions on fat intake, most of them lead extremely to one side or the other. You've got followers of the "What the Health" movie, saying that it's saturated fat, not sugar that causes diabetes and then you have the cross-fit/ketogenic studs who are adding butter and oil to anything and everything, but who's got it right here? Does anyone have the magic philosophy or is it just a case that there isn't a one size fits all model to simply blast out to the masses? I could way in on my two cents but I think Paul Chek says everything you need to hear and more in his recent blog post here. If you only read one of the links in this email, I would make sure it's this one.
But for what it's worth, I like fat. Eating a lot of good fat makes me feel good and has helped a lot of my clients. I'm not against any of the other people or ideas I've pointed out here either because I understand and accept that some ways of living work for some and some ways work for others. Good health is a very individual pursuit!