There are many myths and misconceptions associated with saturated fats. Many people believe that they are bad for your health – they cause heart disease, high cholesterol and clog your arteries. The truth is that many of the “facts” you hear couldn’t be further from the truth.
Fatty meat, coconut oil, butter, and cream are some of the many dietary sources of saturated fat. Coconut oil specifically has proven to have many health benefits. The saturated fat content has been shown to support your brain, skin, immune system, heart, and thyroid.
Many people trying to lose weight perceive fat as the enemy. While the truth is that there are many healthy high-fat foods you should be eating. Michelle Roots, resident fitness expert and trainer for Trainerize, explains that saturated fats help with weight loss by reducing food cravings. They will “leave you feeling more full and satisfied after each meal,” she says.
Saturated fats are also associated with increased bone strength, improved nerve firing and increased energy levels.