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Stearic acid is found in animal fat and cocoa in higher ratios than other foods. Resent research shows that stearic acid has no negative impacts on heart disease risks. Most studies have found that it’s either neutral or beneficial. In fact, your liver breaks down stearic acid into a monounsaturated fat called oleic acid, which is the same type of fat that makes up most of heart-healthy olive oil. This proves that it is very usable by the body for energy production. Lauric acid is another beneficial saturated fat. Not only has lauric acid been shown to increase your HDL good cholesterol levels significantly, but it is also the hardest fat to attain in the Standard American Diet (SAD). Lauric acid has even been shown to have some powerful immune-boosting effects. It is currently being studied for it’s implementation in treating HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other immune related research to help improve immune function in patients. Tropical oils such as coconut and palm are the best sources of beneficial lauric acid.
If you buy coconut oil be sure to obtain extra virgin coconut oil. It should have the aroma of coconuts and a fairly tropical taste to it. It makes you wonder, if all the researchers have tried so fiercely to bash saturated fat , but have continued to fail to show a correlation between saturated fat and cardivascular disease, what are the REAL causes for heart disease? Really, the attempts of the big food companies to spread the lies and make you think vegetable oil are the best thing on earth have been quite successful. However, you can make the decision for yourself to start including better fats into your diet to replenish and nurture your body. These same “healthy” saturated fats will help you to lose weight also because they possess a very high ability to keep you from craving. Do not let the pull of the multi-billion dollar food industries distort the truth for you and your family. You can make the difference in both your weight loss and your health by changing your diet to include more healthy saturated fats.
Long after this article is written the media and big food companies will still be trying fiercely to make saturated fat look like it is the cause to heart disease. More and more pharmaceuticals will be developed to “combat” heart disease, yet the incidence of this disease will continue to rise. It will continue to rise until our healthcare system can no longer support ANY type of heart disease related expenditure. Also, your food sources should be as healthy as possible. This means making sure that your fish is NOT farmed, but wild Alaskan or cold water caught. It also means that your meat sources are “grass fed” or “open/free range”. These animals should NOT be fed grains in their diet because it will distort the type of fats found in the meat tissue. The healthier meats have better omega-3 to omega-6 ratios than standard commercial meats and will help satisfy your hunger more.