The question of saturated fats seems to have settled itself with many people believing that saturated fats have nothing to do with heart disease. In fact, a good deal of this book lays out the evidence that the so-called “artery-clogging” fats have been put in the role of “villain”…which is an entirely unwarranted role. The facts will show (and each piece of research is fully documented) that such fats have been a scapegoat, the foundations of which started when Keys did his Seven Countries Study.
The major actor in the case of chronic illness might well be an EXCESS of dietary Omega-6, you know: the main constituent of vegetable oils like corn oil, sunflower oil, soybean oil and the like. Such an excess has contributed to heart disease, various cancers, age-related macular degeneration (AMD for short), eczema, asthma, and even depression. Butter and olive oil are the best for sautéing, baking, etc. Overwhelming evidence indicts an excess intake of omega-6 (otherwise known as linoleic acid, or
polyunsaturated fatty acid) as the real “villain” in the piece. This book covers a brief history of oils, what governments have done in terms of trans fats, and, of course, gives a documented case against the excessive use of omega-6, all the while explaining just why omega-3s are the good guys.