Our diet is way too high in pro-inflammatory omega-6s, which are exactly what we’re consuming when we cook or marinade in vegetable oil. Switch to some better oils such as Malaysian palm oil. This red oil is filled with carotenoids and tocotrienols.
Author Archive | Jonny Bowden
Saturated fatty acids, such as those found in Malaysian palm oil, are perfectly fine to consume. Even if they do raise overall cholesterol levels, a look “under the hood” will reveal that they tend to raise HDL (“good”) cholesterol and LDLa particles (which are pretty much harmless), while they lower LDLb particles (which are atherogenic).
I’ve been on a mission to redeem the besmirched reputation of saturated fat (see “The Great Cholesterol Myth”, by myself and cardiologist Stephen Sinatra). Several recent studies clearly show that the association between saturated fat in the diet and the incidence of heart disease is exactly zero. What’s more, a new meta-analysis – recently published […]