I know that saturated fat is a good thing, but all good things can be perverted by bad circumstances. I'm wondering when our well-meaning love of saturated fat - whether it be shots of bacon grease or cream with a dash of coffee - can actually harm us.
The obvious one is overeating. Overeating anything is bad, but, I wonder, is there anything especially dangerous about overeating fats rather than carbs? Most carbs, after all, seem to be more "easily digestible."
The one I have the most problem with is quality. I just flat-out cannot afford grass-fed beef, and learning to take advantage of our plentiful deer supply is far off for me. Same for pastured dairy - can't afford it. The best I can do is with local eggs that are from this woman who feeds her chickens "laying mash" - still mostly grains, but at least they do get some bugs, being outside and all. So my sat fat supply is mostly from industrial sources.
I've decided I'd rather be present at the one meal our family eats together, so I'm not avoiding industrial meat anymore either. Should I take Art de Vany's advice and "trim the fat" from those cuts?
And, as I asked in my other thread, can any of the dark horsemen of the SAD - sugar, vegetable oil, gluten - er, possess, or zombify the sat fat and make it do evil deeds? I've heard a few things about fat living up to the danger hype when it is accompanied by high levels of fructose.