Food for Thought…T Nation | The Fat That Makes You Fat

T Nation | The Fat That Makes You Fat.



Here’s what you need to know…
  • Linoleic acid is unavoidable and fine in small amounts. But excess accumulates and causes metabolic damage and fat gain.
  • Linoleic acid is in polyunsaturated fats found in things like cooking oils, nuts, and even animal fat.
  • Though beef and dairy fat is relatively low in linoleic acid, you may be consuming larger amounts of it in poultry and pork fats.
  • Most vegetable oils contain excess amounts of linoleic acid. American consumption of these oils is through the roof.
  • Health experts who encourage you to lower your cholesterol claim that a low saturated fat and high linoleic acid intake is healthy. It’s not.