Remember the fat-free food trend of the '90s?
We'd come home and see our mom's recent purchase of SnackWell's cookies, and at an early age began to "realize" fat was the absolute worst thing you could put into your body.
We've since discovered, thanks to documentaries like "Food, Inc." and more, that labeling food as "fat-free" really meant they were being pumped with other fillers to compensate.
It was all part of a mass marketing ploy by the food industry to sell more products.
America at its finest, y'all.
But now, according to a new study published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, it's not just typically labeled "healthy" fats (think avocados) that are good for you.
Having a dairy-rich diet may aid in fighting off Type 2 diabetes, cancer and heart disease.
The study found overweight, middle-aged men who maintained a diet that included high levels of saturated fats "mainly found in dairy, meat and tropical oils," actually lost weight. This is also in relation to ingesting a low level of carbohydrates.
It seems men really do have it all. Although, women weren't actually studied for this conclusion — so here's hoping we fit in on the meat-cheese-repeat diet, as well.
In addition to losing weight, these men also showed signs of lower blood pressure and glucose levels.
This all goes back to the recent findings scientists are making in the food industry.
Basically, if you're eating good quality foods that aren't processed and pumped with artificial flavors and fillers, you will be healthier overall.
Even if that does mean you're eating more delicious, I mean... traditionally "unhealthy" foods, like animal products.
Professor Sherif Sultan from the University of Ireland told the Sunday Express about the findings, saying,
Instead [of carbohydrates] our diets should be largely based on good quality, high-fat foods. This will prevent the rising epidemic of Type 2 diabetes and reverse the growing numbers of people suffering weight-related heart problems
Well, I literally eat guac for dinner about three times a week and order burgers every time I go out to eat, so I guess this means I'm truly living my best life, according to science.
Citations: Fat is GOOD for you! Diets laden with butter, cream and CHEESE 'can help combat surge in Type 2 diabetes' (Daily Mail), Fat is GOOD for you! New research says cheese and cream to PREVENT diabetes and heart risk (Sunday Express)