Remember many years back when "fat" in food was plagued as an unhealthy enemy?
Since the 1980s, fats have been blamed for an increased risk for heart disease, high cholesterol and other health hazards.
Now, the trend of replacing saturated fats with carbohydrates or polyunsaturated fats is being disputed.
Is this a good thing?
The reason why fats have been demonized is because a few decades ago, doctors were seeing an increase in heart attacks and heart disease.
Under the impression that fats were contributing to this epidemic, doctors encouraged people to eliminate fats from their diets.
However, things haven't gotten that much better since. Heart disease, diabetes, obesity and other health issues are still very prevalent in society.
Much of the research behind the low-fat diet craze of the 80s and 90s has been largely discredited, and experts now believe increasing saturated fats is a healthy idea.
This doesn't mean you can go crazy; remember, everything in moderation. And, there are healthier sources of saturated fat than just bacon and lard.
Saturated fat comes from mainly animal sources such as red meat, poultry and full-fat dairy products.
What are some healthy saturated fats you should be eating?
Aimée Shunney, ND, joins Dr. Mike to share the latest information on the fat dispute, as well as ways you can incorporate healthy fats into your meals.