Good Fat, Bad Fat – the Fat Fallacy

Let’s start with the Fat Fallacy: For years we’ve been told that fat makes us fat, contributes to heart disease, leads to diabesity; saturated fat is bad; vegetable oils are good — doctors and patients and eaters are all confused about fat and still hold on to these outdated fat myths and misinformation.

Here’s the Truth: The Right Fats Can Help You Become Lean, Healthy, and Vibrant.

Fat is one of the body’s most basic building blocks. but for decades, we’ve unfairly demonized dietary fat — we have followed a low-fat diet that almost always equates to high-sugar and high-refined carb eating which contributes to insulin resistance, obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and numerous other problems.

Sugar, not fat, is the real villain that steals our health and sabotages our waistlines.

Bad Fat

We’ve been conditioned to believe that unsaturated fats from vegetable and seed oils are best. That’s not true.

Refined vegetable oils, seed oils, and omega-6 fats all contribute to inflammation and chronic diseases. Stay away from these oils.

Good Fat

Consuming lots of natural, whole-food-based, healthy fats — including extra virgin olive oil, butter, coconut oil, lard, ghee, avocado, and other saturated fats — is critical for good health.

Eating enough of these healthy fats can help you regain your health and ideal body weight, increase metabolism, stimulate fat burning, cut hunger, optimize your cholesterol profile, and even reverse type 2 diabetes and reduce your risk for heart disease.

The Fat Guru

Want to learn more about good fats?

Our fat guru Dr. Mark Hyman is a New York Times bestselling author, family physician and international leader in the field of Functional Medicine.

To learn more visit Dr Mark Hyman’s blog post.