A long disproven, yet still persistent dietary fallacy is the simplistic belief that we get fat just by eating fat.
The way that the fatty acids we consume in out diet affect whether we gain or lose weight is much more complex than that.
Lumping them all together, as many dietitians and doctors are still doing, is almost certainly contributing to the global obesity epidemic.
The fact is that healthy dietary fats, like those found in avocado, can actually help with weight loss. Here’s why.
Does Fat Make You Fat?
There is much more debate in recent years on whether saturated fats are really the bad guy they’ve been made out to be.
A far worse culprit, not just for weight gain, but also serious health problems like heart disease, has been found in the trans and hydrogenated fats found in margarine and the vegetable oil shortening used in so many processed foods.
There is also a lot of scientific evidence that the massive increase in refined carbohydrates are a much more effective weight gain trigger, and they, not saturated fat, are behind the rocketing levels of obesity and related diseases.