Wednesday, Jun 29, 2022
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Licence To Embrace Fatty

Almost 40 years after being demonised, saturated fat is all set to regain its lost glory.

Licence To Embrace Fatty
Licence To Embrace Fatty Illustration by Saahil

Ladies and Gentlemen, U-turns are not just the monopoly of political parties; world nutrition bodies are the unchallenged kings of U-turns. The current U-turn on saturated fat and heart risk is something that I welcome with open heart, mind and arms or, shall I say, with an open mouth?

It was sometime in 1970s that saturated fat was declared enemy number one. Poor ghee took the beating, but it knew that it has the backing of thousands of years of wisdom. It continued staying on earth, in the hearts of our grandparents, and in the kitchens of our homes. ‘No more ghee for you now,’ said the cardiologist while you dipped your transfat-full biscuit in chai to celebrate being out of the ICU.

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