"A century ago, we ate far more saturated fat but had less heart disease. Butter and lard were staples and heart attacks were rare and almost unknown. We also ate a lot less sugar, and zero of our sugar came from high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS). Today, the average kid consumes 34 teaspoons of sugar every day, largely as HFCS in sodas and processed foods. We went from eating about 10 pounds of sugar a year in the 1800s to 150 pounds today. That’s average; some people eat much more than that."

—Dr. Mark Hyman, family physician, Chairman of the Institute for Functional Medicine and New York Times bestselling author

Quality becomes paramount here. The saturated fat in a fast-food bacon cheeseburger will have an entirely different effect than saturated fat in coconut oil.

Learn about the benefits of saturated fat, yes… benefits, here: http://drhyman.com/blog/2014/09/08/saturated-fat-get-bad-rep/#close