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Dairy products and saturated fats? We know the truth!

Maybe you ever heard warnings against saturated fats, including dairy products. These products is naturally occurring saturated fatty acids include, but some only a very small extent. But above all the milk products provide many important nutrients. Omitted from the diet of milk, cheese, yogurt, etc. It would be as if you were thirsty denying fluid.

We must realize that the food we consume as a whole and not just individual nutrients from which they are composed. It is therefore sad and stupid especially when we try to force someone to have a range of foods from the diet excluded.
"There is always a need to take into account the overall nutritional composition of foods and their contribution to a healthy and balanced diet as the foundation for any nutritional recommendations," says Ing. George Kopáček, PhD., Of Czech and Moravian Dairy Association.

Do not be afraid of dairy products

As it is with "controversial" dairy products and saturated fat?
"Milk - the animal fat - is made ​​up of 2/3 saturated and only 1/3 unsaturated fatty acids, it is a known fact. But it is necessary to realize that the milk fat content in dairy products make up only a small part of the total composition of the product. Specifically, in the case of milk and yogurt its content ranges from 0-4%, in the case of cheese then from 0 to 35%, etc., "says expert that we can not identify all the products." Individual saturated fatty acids in our diet have very different origin and also have significant different biological functions. Without some or can not exist. "
Recent scientific findings also call into question whether it can determine the effects of consumption of various dairy foods, like cheese, only on the basis of the content of saturated fatty acids. "These include the possible effect on the incidence of heart disease and heart attack risk. Food sources of saturated fatty acids, as mentioned cheeses include but are more nutrients with possible beneficial effects on the risk of heart disease and stroke. "

Not all saturated harms

The latest scientific knowledge on the saturated fatty acids in dairy suggest that it is time to rethink the view, such as seen in saturated fats. There is certainly no reason to saturated fats were considered as a separate group in terms of their structure, metabolism, functions and harmful effects.
"Only three of the broad spectrum of saturated fatty acids in the mammary fat (and there are approximately 400!) Should be regarded as substances that adversely affect coronary vascular permeability, should be consumed in excess," says an expert. " It was also demonstrated that cholesterol from the diet does not affect blood cholesterol levels, but it can cause specific fatty acids. Intake of saturated fatty acids increases the level of cholesterol in the blood as part of a comprehensive security system in the body, which also increases the flow of nutrients throughout the body and protects it. "

Dairy products are healthy

Dairy products are mainly natural products, which provide us with important nutrients, whether high-quality milk protein, minerals, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and zinc, and vitamins A and D, vitamins B2, B6, B12, which are essential in all stages of life .
"Scientific studies show that dairy products as part of a healthy diet in addition to their nutritional value as well a variety of health effects. Dairy food positively contribute to a healthy bone health, weight management, as well as the aspects of the metabolic syndrome, such as blood glucose or blood pressure. "
The dairy industry around the world offers an incredibly wide variety of dairy products, taking into account the needs of different types of consumers. "Every individual has the opportunity to build their own healthy balanced diet according to their needs, tastes and preferences. Producers are constantly innovating its range - react to the latest scientific findings and nutrition trends. "
Meta-analysis and systematic review of studies related to milk and health even brought significant results. "Regular milk consumption is associated with a 19% reduction in heart disease, a 21% reduction in diabetes, consumption of dairy products can also reduce the risk of heart attack."

Best of all? Eat brightly!

Thus we can say that all food ingredients are potentially important and that saturated fats have a very active role in our metabolism. Scientific evidence has therefore do not support the earlier recommendation that the intake of saturated fat "as low as possible."
"The relevant amount of saturated fat intake is different for each individual and depends on genetics, age and lifestyle. Based on the latest scientific knowledge, we can conclude that the corresponding amount of saturated fat in the diet prepared adequately to the needs of a particular individual may even have a positive impact. "
Avoiding consumption of staple foods - such as dairy products - for reasons that are represented in these saturated fats, may in turn lead to inadequate intake of some essential nutrients such as calcium, other minerals and some vitamins.

A board at the end?
"Eat sparingly, varied diet and regular exercise do not forget - this is the basis of health," says Ing. George Kopáček, PhD., Of Czech and Moravian Dairy Association.

Author: Šárka Pelcová

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