For the last several decades, we have been taught that saturated fats in butter, cheese, and meat are dangerous for your health. The truth is that this has never been proven. Countries that have high fat diets do not have high rates of heart disease. Several trials tested a diet high in vegetable oil vs. animal fats with unreliable results. The bias had grown so strong against animal fats that a Harvard nutrition professor persuaded the US Senate to have Americans change their diets.
By cutting back on fats, we are now eating too many carbohydrates. Carbohydrates break down, causing the body to release insulin and store fat. Consuming more vegetable oils means more calories. Saturated fat is important for women, helping with overall longevity and weight control. The U.S. population has grown fatter and sicker by adhering to the dietary guidelines. Cutting back on meat, eggs, and dairy has had a tragic effect.
Teicholz, Nina. “The Questionable Link Between Saturated Fat and Heart Disease.” The Saturday Essay. The Wall Street Journal, 6 May 2014. Web. 10 July 2014.