If you’ve ever sat around wondering why it is you love that hunk of cheese you’re eating so much, researchers have figured out that it may just be your genes: Some people are genetically wired to prefer fatty foods, according to the Independent.
A gene already linked to obesity also is the cause of your fat food preferences, the researchers said. But don’t let that knowledge be an excuse to overindulge. Instead, use it to your advantage, to plan and eat high-quality, high-fat foods that actually are good for you.
The truth is not all fats are created equal: some do harm while others are vitally important for optimal health. And that’s where flawed science has sabotaged your diet and health. The facts are: Eating fat does not make you fat; saturated fat does NOT cause heart disease; and most importantly, eating “low-fat” foods is NOT healthy eating.
Despite what you’ve been told, saturated fats are important to an overall, balanced diet. Not only that, the replacement fats in vegetable oils that you may be consuming in the belief that they are better for you have actually been found to increase mortality risk from all causes, including coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease!
Today, saturated fats found in real foods like avocados, pastured eggs, seeds, nuts, butter, olives, grass-fed meats, coconut oil and raw cacao have finally been vindicated as foods that have many important health benefits. A properly balanced, disease-fighting, healthy high-fat diet comprises 75 to 85 percent of your total calories.