28 Dec Vegetable fats prolong life
2018 Finally proven: monounsaturated fats in food can contribute to longevity, if they are obtained from plants, not animals.
Monounsaturated fats from animal products come mainly from dairy products, eggs, poultry, fish and red meat. The same elements can be obtained from vegetable oils, especially Extra Virgin olive oil, vegetables, fruits, especially avocados, seeds, dried fruits, nuts, especially macadamia, pecans, cashews, almonds, and peanuts.
At Harvard, all this time there was an observation. In the course of the study, scientists studied the data of 29,966 men and 63,412 women. Entries included detailed nutrition questionnaires, which were entered every four years. In 22 years, 20,672 deaths occurred, of which 4,588 were associated with heart disease. Evaluation of food information showed the following:
1. People with higher intake of vegetable fat were 16% less likely to die for any reason.
2. People with higher intake of animal fats had a 21% chance of dying of any cause.
3. Replacing 2-5% of refined carbohydrates, trans fats and saturated fats with equal amounts of vegetable fats can reduce the risk of death from heart disease and all physiological causes in general by 10-15%.
4. Replacing 5% of animal fats with an equal amount of vegetable fat can reduce the risk of death from heart disease and all physiological causes by 24-26%.