The 'cult' of butter in coffee and coconut oil in smoothies has been a strong movement led by some physicians and many online nutritionists. Contrary to their advice, research in the 1960s and beyond consistently showed a relations between foods high in saturated fat (butter, meats, cheese, coconut oil) and coronary heart disease. What about one meal? Can one saturated fat rich meal set off a reaction that tilts the balance to sickness and inflammation?
Responsible academic departments of nutrition actually question the accuracy of many of the claims about saturated fat like butter being healthy. And newer research, combined with older findings, provide interesting insight into what happens to the human body—your body—with even just one fatty meal. So consider the following before becoming infatuated with the most current wellness trend.