British Medical Journal
Researchers at McMaster University have shown that saturated fats do not appear to be linked to a greater risk of heart disease. Saturated fats are in products like butter, milk, meat, salmon, eggs and chocolate. On the other hand, it has been known for years that trans fats are associated with a greater risk of death and heart disease, Trans fats are found in hydrogenated oils, margarine and many snack foods and packaged baked goods.
Even though saturated fats may not be as unhealthy as we once thought, gram for gram fats still contain over twice as many calories as carbs and proteins and their use should still be limited.
As I’ve written about in the past, you can’t go wrong with a diet consisting of whole grains, fruits, nuts, beans and vegetables. Just try to limit animal sources of protein, especially beef.