Butter, Cream & Steak, “Oh My!”

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A study published back in March 2014 suggested there is no evidence to support a link between saturated fat intake, & heart disease or other cardiac events.  The media including “Time Magazine” quickly jumped on this assertion & people were overjoyed…..at least for several days until a correction was issued.  Dr Walter Willett, chair of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health, warned that this study misleads the public in that the study contains major errors and omissions.

“This paper is bound to cause confusion. A central issue is what replaces saturated fat if someone reduces the amount of saturated fat in their diet. If it is replaced with refined starch or sugar, which are the largest sources of calories in the U.S. diet, then the risk of heart disease remains the same. However, if saturated fat is replaced with polyunsaturated fat or monounsaturated fat in the form of olive oil, nuts and probably other plant oils, we have much evidence that risk will be reduced.”  – Dr Walter Willett, Chair of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health.

I am continually questioned by clients, when I advise them to limit their saturated fat intake, that a study had come out saying saturated fat is okay.  Well, its not okay and there is the science to prove it.  Please contact me so I may help you learn and stick with a lifestyle of healthy, satisfying and delicious eating which will Nourish your Wellness and quality of life !!

 

 

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Nancy A. Goodman

Nancy A. Goodman, NSCA-CPT, ISSA is a certified nutrition consultant and personal trainer. She has years of experience working with individuals to attain their fitness and overall health goals. She is committed to helping her clients live a robust life of wellness.

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