Here is some interesting data: Of the substances most often found in clogged arteries, 74% are unsaturated fatty acids. So much for the myth that “saturated fat clogs arteries.”

Now take a close look at the risks associated with cholesterol-lowering drugs. They include nerve damage to hands and feet, dizziness, memory loss and cognitive impairment, suppression of the immune system, depression and liver damage.

Saturated fat is not the enemy. Saturated fat is required to build every cell in your body. It provides the basis to make and utilize Vitamin D. It provides the backbone for hormone production including the anti-inflammatory steroid hormones. And too little saturated fat forms the basis for emotional instability.

So don’t be afraid of saturated fats. Facts trump fear and the facts here are clear.

If you want to lower your cholesterol, triglycerides and LDL then lower your consumption of grains and processed sugars. Eat plenty of high quality organic fats like olive oil, coconut oil, raw dairy, avocados, nuts, eggs and grass-fed meats and butter. Remember, your health depends on what you put in your mouth. You ate your way there and you can eat your way out. It’s the food, folks. Please remember to keep yours fresh.

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