Fat news

In reply to this tweet:

Alan Watson@DietHeartNews,

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…