[quote="Big Good Wolf"]It's not very helpful just saying "This oil contains saturated fat ( the kind that clogs arteries )"
Yes it is, you now know there is a potential hazard there whereas you did not know that before.
Thinking that you are fine, because you feel good now and are athletic doesn't mean anything. JP felt fine and was athletic when his doctor started suggesting statins on him for his own good. It doesn't matter that JPs issues was transfats instead of saturated fat. Both will clog your arteries and both will sneak up on a person, especially vegans (like myself) who eat it as "hidden" ingredients /not bothering to look because they are vegans. Back to my point, you can be doing great things for your health, feel fine, have a serious problem and not know it. JP was one example. I have a friend who is a vegan activist. A few years ago she was a vegetarian, slim, hot, in her 30s and a regular exerciser. She felt great. One day at a free healht fare she had a sonic test on her neck and learned that most of her carotid artery was blocked.
My father is in his 70s. Though not a veg*n he followed most of the advice health authorities gave. He ate reasonably well for an omni. He was slim despite having a disposition to putting on weight. He hadn't taken a prescription in decades. Though retired he held down a part time job and did activism for the homeless..........in his 70s.
Back in February he went to his doctor with some mild complaints. His doctor made an appointment for him for bypass surgery for a week later before my father left his office. All of the arteries feeding his heart were over 90% blocked as was his carotid arteries.
He felt fine
. He almost didn't go to his doctor. He could have had a major event at ANY moment.
My point is that feel fine, even very good and doing good things for yourself is not sufficient indication that you are doing okay. It is not sufficient to disregard a common snack having saturated fat in it.
Honestly. I love Clif bars and ate a lot of them. If I didn't discover this on my own and someone told it to me I would be resisting the news. I would be saying the same things "but I eat great the rest of time, I work out, I feel GREAT and I don't these things every single day, etc, etc"
It is one thing to read about it. It is another thing to see someone you know with a 10 inch scar where they broke his sterum open and literally took his heart temporarily out of his body.