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7 Reasons to Eat More Saturated Fat

Posted Sep 07 2009 10:00pm
So here's an interesting blog post by Tim Ferriss on the benefits of saturated fat:

7 Reasons to Eat More Saturated Fat

Read the entire post when you get a chance, but in the meantime, here are the 7 reasons listed:

1) Improved cardiovascular risk factors (partly by raising HDL, the good cholesterol)
2) Stronger bones
3) Improved liver health
4) Healthy lungs
5) Healthy brain (your brain is mainly made of fat and cholesterol, BTW)
6) Proper nerve signaling
7) Strong immune system

Not only does saturated fat have the above health benefits, but saturated fat from sources such as meat, eggs, butter and coconut oil helps you gain muscle. If you didn't have saturated fat in your diet, then your body will have a hard time manufacturing hormones such as testosterone, the singular reason why men have more muscle than women as a whole.

BUT... before you go out scarfing down bacon cheeseburgers, you have to understand that eating saturated fat is only half the story. What the blog post doesn't tell you is this:

1) Eating saturated fat by itself doesn't give you a heart attack. But eating saturated fat with a lot of carbs will put in the triple bypass zone. So cut out white and brown carbs such as breads, pastas, rice, sugars, etc.

2) Although a high fat/high protein diet sounds great, without vegetables you're headed for constipation city. A meat only diet will get you ripped, but you'll burst a blood vessel in the eye from straining on the toilet if you don't eat your green leafy vegetables.

3) Eating meat and eggs all the time with few carbs is very healthy, and you'll look great because of the ripped abs and tight skin. But you have to eat organic. Organic eggs and grass fed beef have a higher omega-3 profile.
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