In reply to this tweet:
replied in a way that was highly informative – and was for me a lightbulb moment!
“Saturated” means chemically stable – nothing else! A fatty acid is saturated when all available carbon bonds are occupied – satisfied – with hydrogen. Saturates resist rancidity and free radical oxidation [which are implicated in triggering disease]. A fuel reserve, fat around the heart is highly saturated.
For me, this is great, fat, news.
Bring on the clotted cream…