Saturated Fat Helps Heart Health

For a long, long time, we were all conditioned to believe that saturated fats were bad for your health. We were told that a low-fat diet was the way to go. And, that we should eat non-fat this and non-fat that.

We were also told that saturated fats were linked to heart disease. So we went on diets filled with lean meats—primarily chicken. But, with all the chicken we started eating, we had to buy them from large supermarkets that source their chickens from big, corporate farms. And these farms torture their chickens, and also feed them with hormones and antibiotics to make massive amounts of money for mass production in order to feed the masses.

See a trend?

These hormones and antibiotics are responsible for a myriad of diseases.

We also started replacing saturated fats with carbs—not a good choice as the many grains we eat disrupt our digestion. And, bad digestion leads to a myriad of serious disease processes. Replacing saturated fats with carbs also lead to:

  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Increased risk of coronary heart disease
  • Inflammation
  • Increased risk of cancer

Here’s the deal:

The truth is, we need high-quality saturated fats for heart health, brain health, and even weight loss.

The truth is, it’s trans-fats—not saturated ones that cause heart disease. And, raw, organic dairy, as well as high-quality grass-fed game meats from sustainable farms, are NOT trans-fats. They are healthy saturated fats, which actually do us a heck of a lot of good.

Funny, huh? Given the fact that we were told for years and years to steer clear of dairy and meat if we wanted a healthy heart.

The healthy forms of saturated fats come in the form of raw dairy products like:

  • raw goat milk
  • raw goat cheese
  • raw sheep cheese

They also come in the form of yolks from free-range:

  • Duck eggs
  • Quail eggs
  • Turkey eggs

Saturated fats also come in the form of heart healthy meats. These meats include:

  • Pasture-raised lamb
  • Grass-fed bison
  • Free-range venison
  • Humanely-raised emu

And here’s a study that backs up the truth—that saturated fats don’t cause heart disease. Published in the journal Circulation, this study explored the role dietary saturated fats played in coronary heart disease. What researchers found among the 1,981 men, between the ages of 42 and 60 who took part in the study was this:

Saturated fats play no role in risk factors associated with coronary heart disease.

We’ve been misled for years, and now it’s time to change the tide. Which is what we aim to do at Farm to Family. We want to save you years of misery down the line, by helping you eat the highest-quality of foods now. It’s time to stock your

fridge with the foods listed above—from the finest family-operated farms in the Midwest.

Life is yours to enjoy. Let’s enjoy the pleasures of the pasture.

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Aimee Hughes, N.D.

Aimee Hughes, N.D.

Yogi. Health & spirituality writer. Animal lover. Professional petsitter. Author of "The Sexy Vegan Kitchen: Culinary Adventures in Love & Sex."
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