Up until a few decades ago everybody ate full-fat…or should I more accurately say FULL-NATURAL foods such as meat, milk, butter, etc.
Let’s take a quick look at how fat, in particular saturated fat became the evil nutrient that supposedly clogged arteries, caused cancer and stopped hearts…
When heart disease became the number 1 killer in the USA (1960’s), the government demanded answers. They wanted a villain to blame and something to hang…sadly and inaccurately saturated fats became the scapegoat.
20 years later in the 1980’s fats & oils were still at the top of the ‘healthy’ diet pyramid…as in only consume tiny amounts. After obesity and other health-related issues continued to run rampant it finally came to light that there were different types of fats – Good and Bad…well guess what? There are Good and Bad saturated fats too!
Did you know there are over 12 different types of saturated fats?
I wholeheartedly agree that the saturated fats found in hot dogs, pizzas and deep-fried foods are the artery-clogging kind. However, natural fats, including the saturated fats found in red meat, butter and coconuts were and still are inaccurately grouped with these harmful man-made saturated fats.
If we turn back the clock a little further these saturated fats in their natural, organic state allowed humans to survive and thrive for more than 40,000 years – years which were free from high cholesterol, heart disease and cellulite I might add.
Of course we were much more active back in caveman times but the fact remains it wasn’t until we started tampering with fats back in the early 1900s that these natural, nutrient-rich fats became harmful to humans.
All you need to know is that the foods such as ‘no-cholesterol’ margarines and the thousands of other health-food products proudly claiming zero saturated fats are usually the ones containing the artificial TRANS fats that heavily contribute towards:
• Inflammation issues (everything from headaches to obesity)
• High cholesterol
• Heart disease
• Many other modern day health ailments commonly treated with medications
In contrast, the saturated fats found in breast milk, organic grass-fed meats and full-fat dairy are the nutrient-dense fats that our gut and liver can easily: recognise, digest, metabolise, absorb and turn into abundant energy.
Think about it simply – It does not make sense that modern man with his chemical formulas and laboratory’s is better equipped to produce more nutritious food than Mother Nature with all of her infinite wisdom.
It has been reported that millions of people in western society fill their shopping trolleys 90-100% food ‘products’ – many of these proudly claim they are low in fat and contain little to no saturated fats, yet obesity rates continue to soar.
The World Health Organisation estimates that there are 1.5 billion overweight and obese people in the world and this trend shows few signs of slowing down, despite the thousands of low-fat products that flood the supermarket shelves, our tables and eventually our bellies.
Bottom line – When you eat the right kind of healthy fats (even saturated fats) your body is nourished and your appetite is satisfied much sooner, you will no longer need to rely on the unreliable will power to stop you over-eating.
The truth is that only BAD fats make you fat, as well as refined carbohydrates and excess sugar.
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