A new study has proven yet again that eating plenty of saturated fat is the key to a trim waistline — and beating diabetes, too.
Ohio State researchers strictly regulated the diets of 16 adults with metabolic syndrome, which often leads to diabetes. Volunteers started off on a high fat, low-carb diet. Then, for 18 weeks, researchers gradually shifted meal ingredients to include less fat and more carbohydrates.
When volunteers were on the high-fat/low-carb diet, the fat they ate was quickly burned as fuel instead of stored. That means MORE energy and LESS flab.
As volunteers ate more carbs, their levels of palmitoleic acid began to spike. And that’s bad news, because high palmitoleic acid is linked to obesity, inflammation, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and even prostate cancer.
Commenting on the study, lead researcher Jeff Volek said: “Dietary guidelines continue to advocate restriction of saturated fat. That’s not scientific and not smart.”
You bet it’s not. Your body prefers saturated fat as a fuel source — it actually burns the fat instead of sending it straight to your hips and belly.
So there you have it, eating high-quality saturated fats while reducing junk carbohydrates will not only see you drop excess weight but your heart will thrive too.
What’s not to like?Wishing you the best of health,
Dr. Jonathan V. Wright
Nutrition & Healing
Effects of Step-Wise Increases in Dietary Carbohydrate on Circulating Saturated Fatty Acids and Palmitoleic Acid in Adults with Metabolic Syndrome, plosone.org
Study: Doubling Saturated Fat in the Diet Does Not Increase Saturated Fat in Blood, news.osu.edu