Like saturated fats—except a new study has found that there’s not such a strong link between saturated fat and heart disease. It doesn’t mean you should go crazy with less than healthy meals, just that you don’t have to be vigorously vigilant. If you stick with ingredients that start healthy, whole, and fresh, it’s probably okay to barbecue them occasionally.
It’s the sort of situation where the best advice is the simplest—focus on a balanced diet. Include as many fruits and veggies as you can. Choose lean proteins as much as possible, but don’t worry if you slip. You do need some fat for healthy cholesterol production (which in turn helps regulate hormones, etc.).
And because you don’t need to be completely rigid, make sure you take a multivitamin for the days when your diet isn’t ideal. Even if you are trying for a healthier than average diet, realize too that you won’t hit 100% everyday, some health supporting herbs, etc. won’t make it in.
What do you think of the new study? Will you eat more saturated fats, keep avoiding them, or will it not affect your diet?