Yes, you read this right – a new study has found that eating a high fat diet of cheese, cream, butter and other foods high in saturated fats, actually decreased the incidence of diabetes and heart disease. Along with the increase in fats, they also ate less carbohydrates, which would mean more foods like cheese on broccoli or tomatoes, full fat cream and milk products.
“The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found overweight middle-aged men who ate high levels of saturated fat and low levels of carbohydrate became slimmer and healthier. Researchers also saw reduced blood pressure and glucose levels, which are associated with a lower risk of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and cancer, in the patients.”
The study was conducted by Professor Sherif Sultan, a heart specialist from the University of Ireland. “The men on a high fat diet not only lost weight but also became slimmer and had lower cholesterol levels.”
If you compare the sugar levels of non fat, low fat and high fat foods, such as yogurt, milk or cottage cheese, you will notice the non fat versions are higher in sugar than the full fat. Welcome back flavor and richness to what we eat!
We’ve all read an interview or two of someone who has lived to one hundred years of age and beyond, and when asked their secret, they’ve said they eat ice cream with every meal, or something of the like, which causes dieticians to gasp and faint.
Bring on the antipasti and ice cream!