What is the difference between saturated and unsaturated fat?
Jeff: I’ve heard that too. Well, there’s a lot of Fat and there’s a lot of Water in your Brain.
Matt: Yeah. Of the Fat in your Brain I think 15 to 20% is EPA DHA, which is the Omega 3 Oil we talk about for Brain Function. What people must understand, as well, with Fats, and we’re going to talk a lot more about Fats in future episodes, but Saturated Fat is so damn important because, as you know, there is Unsaturated and Saturated. Unsaturated is liquid at room temperature and Saturated Fat is solid at room temperature.
Jeff: So, the only difference between Saturated Fat and Unsaturated Fat for a boiled egg is if it’s a soft yolk or a hard yolk?
Matt: Yeah, whether you’ve Saturated the Fat in the yolk. That’s why soft yolks, apparently, are better than a hard yolk, because you haven’t Saturated the Fat in the yolk. But, the point is, if you don’t have adequate Saturated Fat in your body you can’t create Structure, that’s why there is a big problem with a lot of Structurally related problems like Macular Degeneration of the Eyes, other Structural problems in the Brain like Dementia and all that sort of stuff where they do not have adequate Saturated Fat to maintain the Structure because they’re too busy avoiding Saturated Fat because, apparently, it’s bad for you.
A small snippet from “The Brain” Podcast where Jeff and Matt chat about how important Fat is for brain health and that saturated forms of fats may not be the enemy after all!