Friday, March 4, 2011

Baby steps from the Times

My illustrious co-editor pointed out that the NY Times had the unabashed gall to publish an article saying that not all saturated fats are bad:
 And while it’s true that most of the fats in virgin coconut oil are saturated, opinions are changing on whether saturated fats are the arterial villains they were made out to be. “I think we in the nutrition field are beginning to say that saturated fats are not so bad, and the evidence that said they were is not so strong,” Dr. Brenna said.
Plus, it turns out, not all saturated fats are created equal.  Marisa Moore, a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association, a nonprofit association of nutritionists, said, “Different types of saturated fats behave differently.”
Wow. Look at that. Nutritionists backing off the "saturated fats are evil" myth. 

Of course, instead of embracing the overwhelming research that saturated fats are positively correlated with good physical & mental health, and longevity---and making a real attempt to stop the freight train of awful advice to replace saturated fats with polyunsaturated ones---they couch their new insight.  Saturated fats are "not so bad," and "not all created equal," and "behave differently."

Whatever. It's a start. I'd advise sucking down some raw, grass-fed cream and slathering your eggs in  grass-fed butter before you start hitting coconut milk.

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