Polyunsaturated Fats – Good or Evil?
I’ve touched on this here and there over the years, but as it’s finally getting a lot more recognition in the mainstream media just now, I thought to mention it again.
Basically, it’s about the absolute myth that substituting ‘polyunsaturated fats for saturated fats’ is good for us. You may be aware that many years ago scientists and food manufacturers started promoting the benefits of polyunsaturated fats (think vegetable oils in most processed foods, margarine, and the like) in the belief that saturated fats (butter, coconut oil etc) were bad for us, particularly our heart health.
Margarine, Butter & Vegetable Oils – What’s Really Healthy?
As for butter versus margarine, I trust cows more than chemists. – Joan Gussow
Today, food companies, many doctors and even some dieticians commonly recommend us to eat supposedly healthy margarine instead of evil butter. But should we listen to them?