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Cutting Back on Fatty Foods Might Be Bad for You

Are you one to keep a strict diet,  I try to be respectful to my body and as I get older I know I have to be careful and watch my intake, it can’t always be burgers and tacos. Now if you’re one to keep an eye on a low-fat diet you may want to rethink it.  A new report in the medical journal BMJ suggests current dietary recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO) — which suggest limiting saturated fat intake — might actually hurt your health.

The controversy here centers on saturated fat or the kind of fat found in foods like butter, cheese, and red meat. You’ve probably heard it referred to as one of the “unhealthy” fats — not as bad as artificial trans-fats, which pretty much everyone agrees are artery-cloggers, but less virtuous than the “healthy” fats found in salmon, avocados and olive oil.

The World Health Organization suggest that people reduce their saturated fat intake to less than 10% of their overall diet, and to swap those out for “healthier” fats.

Sounds good, right? Not so fast, some studies show, not all saturated fats are made equal.

Plus, cutting too many high-sat-fat foods from your diet could actually mean robbing yourself of other important nutrients and their benefits.

So if you are like me and love nuts, Peanut butter and chocolate just be moderate with your intake and get a checkup and double check with our doctors to stay on top of your game.

 


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