Sunday, January 31, 2010

Monday WOD - Saturated Fat, Good or Bad?


5 rounds for time of:
5 Deadlifts (275/185#)
10 Burpees

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Saturated Fat
Conventional wisdom has conditioned us to automatically connect saturated fat with arteries paved over with plaque. The same conventional wisdom, however does not hold up under closer scrutiny, as a look at most studies dealing with saturated fat and cardiovascular health show little or no correlation. Here is a very informative look at saturated fat, as well as some links to populations that have incredible cardiovascular health on a high fat, high saturated fat diet. Check out the research and take it into your own hands to decide whether you think saturated fat is as bad as it's been made out to be. Maybe those people who live to be a hundred and eat eggs, bacon, and sausage every day were on to something...hmmm...

Tokelau - 50% of diet is saturated fat; lower cholesterol levels than Americans

The Masai

The Inuit

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