It's so important to your health to understand the difference between a quality fat and a damaging fat. Your cell membranes are made up of a fat (lipid) bilayer. The more saturated fat you eat, the more rigid these membranes become. The more olive oil, avocados and fish oils you consume, the more supple are the membranes. You need both in order to have a health cell membrane. You want the toxins to freely flow out of the cell, with oxygen and nutrients free to flow in.
What should be avoided are the poor quality vegetable fats and trans fats. Whatever you feed your body, it will use - manifesting in dysfunction and ill health. So know your fats and choose wisely.
This latest call from the scientists goes to prove that reductionists science never works to understand health. We need to stop singling out villains and look at the whole picture. Holistically.
Eat sensibly. Eat real, healthy food. Eat a little less. This is not a call to pile on the butter .. a little bit of butter goes a long way.
Deborah McTaggart is a registered nutritionist practising in Barnes, South West London, and global via Skype and Zoom. Deborah has a special interest in high energy demand, high performance, travel health, stress and sport recovery and performance for the busy professional, frequent traveller and recreational athlete. She works as a Consultant with The Resilience Institute, UK who work with global leadership to sustain high performance and long term health resilience. Contact me here for further information on healthy oils, eating healthy food and improving your health.