Friday, March 11, 2011

Not just coconut?

Some foods I love




Foods many people love

The ones above plus...



Dark meat

Pork Chops

What do all of these have in common? The are full of the "bad", artery clogging, heart attack inducing, LDL cholesterol raising saturated fat (given coconut is a different kind, which as food bloggers we all know is good for you!). However due to the fact that my favorite part of the egg is the yolk (which has the fat) I was thrilled when a came across an article in this magazine


New Views on Saturated Fat


"A meta-analysis of 21 studies... published in the March 2010 American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found no significant link between saturated fat and increased risk of heart disease."


Apparently this was the theory for so long because people who have diets high in saturated fat have a tendency to also have diets high in sugar, refined carbs and trans fat, which ARE tied to heart disease.

So the bottom line is, eat you eggs with whole grain toast =). Which is exactly what I did!


2 eggs (with yolk) scrambled with spinach and yellow pepper, whole wheat toast with the last of hummus (we need to use food) and jelly, sugar snap peas.

Something will be had for dessert and a snack (and a few more) will come soon enough!)



What is your favorite food with saturated fat? Somebody say something other than coconut =P.


  1. All of those foods have a place in my diet, but in moderation. I eat about 3 burgers a week (grass fed of course) ;)

    Eggs are an everyday staple though!