Saturated Fat Isn’t Bad for You Claims “The Big Fat Surprise”

June 7, 2014 10:10 PM

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Saturated Fat Isn’t Bad for You Claims “The Big Fat Surprise”

The types of food you eat can have a huge impact on the amount you end up spending on your grocery budget. One of long-held beliefs is that consumers should avoid meat, dairy and cheese as much as possible due to the high amount of saturated fat they contain. The common belief is saturated fat is bad for your heart, and consumption of it is a leading cause of heart disease.

In her new book “The Big Fat Surprise,” Nina Teicholz says that the assumption about saturated fat is incorrect and that it isn’t nearly as bad as the claims have made it to be. She argues that the belief came from a study in the early 1960′s, but that study was flawed because it looked at overall c...

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