Back in the 1970’s we were told that we had to eat a low fat. This was in spite of clear knowledge that not all fats are bad for us.
But because 1st world governments thought we were too stupid to understand the difference we feel into low fat trap for decades, effectively ruining millions of lives and killing many more.
Even today much miss-information about fat continues to be spread by health authorities, dieticians and the medical profession.
To equate the fat of an avocado with that of a hamburger has fortunately gone by the way in the past 10 years.
We know that olive oil is healthy but we hear little of the health problems caused by vegetable oils.
Soy, Canola, sunflower, safflower, etc. are nothing short of toxic processed products, sold under the guise of food.
These oils are cheep, however a meal cooked in these oils will disrupt the endothelium lining of your arteries for longer than a cigarette.
When you deep-fry with these oils there are toxic bi-products created that are shown to cause cancer.
These same oils, which are in the omega 6 category cause a major imbalance in our cells, out competing the low levels of omega 3 oils we consume.
This leads to inflammation, which plague our modern society, which is at the root cause of so many chronic illnesses.
Confusion about fat leads to general statements such as all saturated fats are the same, but even this is not the truth, and those professionals who continue to claim it are either ignorant or intellectually lazy.
For starters there are three kinds of saturated fats.
- Short chain such as butter, which is a readily available source of energy, and is also made by our gut bacteria.
- Medium Chain fatty acids such as coconut oil, which is also a readily available source of energy.
- Long chain fatty acids as found in meats, and converted from glucose is stored in the fat cells and is only released when fasting or when we eat a low carbo-hydrate diet.
Another important fact is that many of the so-called bad saturated fats such as those found in meats are 50% or more unsaturated and act in a similar way to the mono-unsaturated fats in olive oil.
Without becoming boring or over technical we need good healthy fats as found in meats, nuts, eggs, olives, avocados and we need to avoid the fats in processed foods and deep fryers.