Our coconut snow slice filled with … saturated fats
For many years we simply accepted the recommendations that saturated fats were bad and unsaturated fats were good following research from Keys (1953), Keys (1970), etc. We accepted this on a personal, as well as a government level. Recent research including the Chowdhury et all (2014) paper has revealed this research was misrepresented, and it is more the case of total fat intake rather than the type of fat intake. It was however noted that trans fats still provide a negative impact on our health, which is typically found in processed foods and cooking unsaturated fats under high temperatures.
So for all of you vegan extremists out there telling us that animal fats are going to kill us, relax, it is not what you eat, but how much you eat. Most saturated fats are found in animal and animal based proteins such as beef, dairy, etc. Most unsaturated fats are found in seafood and plants. Regardless of their contribution to heart disease, they all have different properties in the body, so be smart and aim for variety rather.
So take a bite into that steak or that slice made from coconuts, just skip out on the processed junk and don’t overdo it