Have you been steering clear of saturated fats? Years of independent research find there is no reason to avoid butter and coconut oil. This essential fatty acid may be one reason why butter is good for you.
Data show that higher levels of dairy fat biomarkers are associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality. The link appears to be odd-chain saturated fats, like pentadecanoic acid (C15:0)
People with higher levels of C15:0 had a lower incidence of heart disease risk in a linear dose-dependent manner. Data compared C15:0 against omega-3 and found broader health benefits
Coconut oil is another healthy saturated fat that helps control Crohn's disease, support thyroid function and promote heart health; in places where coconut oil is routinely consumed, the populations have little vascular disease
Conversely, vegetable oils, which are recommended by the American Heart Association, lead to a severe imbalance in omega-3 and omega-6, and increase your risk of several chronic and lethal diseases, including cancer and mitochondrial dysfunction leading to cell death
A cyclical ketogenic diet improves your body's ability to burn fat and produce ketones, which optimizes your metabolic function, improves cellular efficiency and makes you more resilient against respiratory viruses like SARS-CoV-2