For years we’ve heard warnings about the dangers of trans fatty acids.
One little-known trans fat called trans-palmitoleic acid (TPA), which accounts for only 0.2 percent of dairy fats, appears to yield some pretty impressive heart-health benefits.
A research team at Harvard examined dietary records and blood samples for more than 3,700 older adults who participated in the Cardiovascular Health Study, they found that the subjects who had the highest levels of TPA also had:
- Less body fat
- Lower C-reactive protein
- Lower triglycerides
- Higher HDL cholesterol
Those with the highest TPA levels were THREE TIMES less likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared to subjects with the lowest TPA levels!
I’m thinking raw organic whole milk here. It contains TPA saturated fats.
Not to worry about the fat (I keep telling you it’s the carbs we need to get off)…this quote appeared in the Archives of Internal Medicine, July 1992 regarding the famous Farmingham Study: “At Framingham, we found that the people who ate the most saturated fat, the most cholesterol and the most calories weighed the least, were more physically active and had the lowest serum cholesterol levels.”
Don’t drink skim milk, the skimming process makes the nutrients in milk (such as calcium) more difficult to absorb. You don’t want that. And secondly, TPA gets skimmed right off in the skimming process.
For raw milk, you’ll have to go off the commercial grid to find a local dairy farmer who sells unpasteurized, unhomogenized milk. And for your extra effort, you’ll be richly rewarded with conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)–an essential fatty acid that’s abundant in raw milk, but not commercial milk.
CLA has been shown to help reduce abdominal fat, reduce progression of osteoporosis, and boost the immune system while lowering triglycerides and diabetes risk. I recommed Ultra CLA from Metagenics. It has 1,000 mg/2 softgel tablets. www.DrJeffreyTucker.meta-ehealth.com
I often recommend Ultra CLA to my female clients that want to remove belly fat!