Saturated fat: Killer?
Nutrition gurus don’t seem to agree on much, save for the evils of saturated fat.
How can we reconcile this with the fact that he diet nature evolved humans to eat is loaded with pastured animal foods, with a preference for the parts highest in saturated fat?
Saturated fat has been a staple of the human diet for about 2.49 million years (99,400 generations.) It is hard to imagine more compelling evidence than that, unless you believe nature evolved us to eat a diet meant to promote premature death and chronic illness.
On the other hand, the diets promoted by the various nutrition experts of today are quite recent in our history, and the results have been a total disaster â€“ with us now leading long, sickly lives. Some anecdotal evidence has shown that while lifespan has increased, healthspan (the average number of years without any chronic illness) has actually decreased, and is about 48 years.