I just finished reading a great article on fat by Kristin Wartman on the website Civil Eats.

The highlights:

“No randomized trial looking at weight change has shown that people did better on a low-fat diet. For many people, low-fat diets are even worse than moderate or high-fat diets because they’re often high in carbohydrates from rapidly digested foods such as white flour, white rice, potatoes, refined snacks and sugary drinks.”

Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian-assistant professor at the Harvard School of Public Health “The amount of saturated fat in the diet may have little if any bearing on the risk of heart disease, and the evidence that increasing polyunsaturated fats in the diet will reduce risk is slim to nil.”

Michael Pollan-author of Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual (2010); In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto (2008); The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals (2006)

Click on the link below and read the entire piece. Then get to eating some lard so that you can live a longer, happier life.

http://civileats.com/2011/03/04/a-big-fat-debate/ Civil Eats

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