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In The New York Times, a recent op-ed headline read, “Butter Is Back.” The gist of it — and other articles from the mainstream echo chamber — seems to be that a new study on published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine found there’s no evidence to support the notion that saturated fat increases the risk of heart disease.
This is very deceptive. Don’t take it at face value!
Look at this list of the top sources of saturated fats in the American diet: regular cheese; pizza; grain-based desserts; dairy desserts; chicken and chicken mixed dishes; sausage, franks, bacon and ribs; burgers; Mexican mixed dishes; beef and beef mix dishes; milk, whole or reduced fat milk (a non-food); pasta and pasta dishes; eggs and egg mixed dishes; candy; butter; potato chips, corn chips, etc.; nuts and seeds; fried white potatoes. While there are some sources of good fat there (organic eggs, cheese and fatty meats), most of these are also sources that have added trans fats, which are very bad for you.
Fat is a killer. All people who study nutrition that I have ever read agree on this point without exception.
Food consumption properly understood is a science. We should consider that what we eat daily is our natural medicine and choose our food carefully. Then, re-establishing proper weight is just a matter of time.
Few people really think about what they poke into their mouths. The commercial food manufacturers dictate what is “good” and what we should eat. The result is a nationwide addiction to trans fatty acids like crackers, breads, cakes, French fries and anything made from white flour.
Other deadly trans fats are the vegetable cooking oils like soy bean oil, soy oil, cottonseed oil or any oil that is not certified organic. Watch for the words “hydrogenated” or “partially hydrogenated.” The oils have a long shelf life, but they shorten yours.
The point is that our diet of trans fatty acids is making us fat while killing us with heart disease and cancer. But know the difference between the bad fats and the good fats. It’s as important for us to consume good fats as to avoid bad fats.
If we want to lose pounds and be healthy, we need to eat good fats. In fact, to have a good lipid profile, we have to consume good fats. Likewise, trans fats destroy health.
Let me say again that fat (food fat) does not make fat — and while the Times article says that, it does not go far enough. Eating bad fat makes us fat. People just can’t seem to grasp this. They associate gaining weight with eating fat. This is a con!
So bad fats cause weight gain and increasing inflammation, leading to obesity, diabetes, vascular disease and cancer.
To sum up, avoid all trans fatty acids like fast foods, cookies, crackers, pastries and any and all junk foods. Avoid like the plague hydrogenated, partially hydrogenated shortening, margarine and vegetable oils.
Be doubly sure to eat good fats like fish, fish oil, cod liver oil, olive oil, coconut oil and real, unprocessed butter. These good fats will rebalance your omega 6 fatty acids by increasing your omega 3 fatty acids.
See how quickly you will begin to lose those pounds! Feel how quickly your inflammatory joint problems will disappear! See now your lipid profile will correct and you will avoid degenerative disease… and all without drugs.