1. Eating fat does not make you fat! Refined sugars, processed carbohydrates and trans-fats (found in margarine, deep fried fast food, some processed foods) make you fat. Low-fat diets have been the biggest misconception of the modern world. Fats are a real food. Our predecessors have been consuming fats from animals, nuts and seeds, and coconut products and did not have the obesity, diabetes and plethora of health issues we now have.
2. The problem with a low fat diet… Fat is an essential element of the human brain and makes up a part of every cell, muscle, nerve and artery in the human body. By cutting out real fat and replacing it with low or hydrogenated fat (in margarine), high sugar, highly refined and processed alternatives, we have massively compromised our health. Fat and cholesterol are essential for transmitting signals through brain neurons (cells), and not having adequate fat results in inhibited nerve transmission, and can lead to a decline memory, cognitive disorders and Alzheimer’s.
3. How farmers use Slim Milk… Farmers feed skim milk to pigs to make them fat! Milk by design has a layer of cream on top, and the cream is there for a reason. In the past, the sign of the healthiest milk was a largest cream layer. Including the fat with the milk minimizes the impact of the sugar in the milk when it hits your body. When the fat is removed, the body cannot process the milk nor gain any nutritional value from it, and it is left craving sugar and carbohydrates, which results in weight gain.
4. Bad fats from vegetable oils, margarine, deep fried fast food, some processed foods include man-made fats like trans fats, rancid, refined polyunsaturated fats from vegetable oils and hydrogenated fats in margarine. Margarine is one molecule away from being plastic and shares 27 ingredients with paint – This is not fit for human consumption, and should not be considered a food. Nuttelex, Olive Oil ‘Spreads’ and spreadable butter are included in this process and should be avoided at all costs.
5. Good fats: The body needs both a balance of both saturated (animal and coconut fats) and unsaturated fats (nuts, seeds and oily vegetables) for optimum health.
6. Fats is essential for our bodies to:
Build strong bones – Fat is essential for calcium absorption, and therefore essential for bone health. (On a side note, calcium can come from nuts, seeds and green leafy vegetables as well as dairy).
Have a healthy heart – Fat reduces levels of lipo protein, and assists in weigh loss which are both contributing factors to heart disease.
Improve our Liver Function – Protects the liver from the harmful effects of alcohol and other drug.
build Strong Lungs – Lungs are coated with slippery cells made from saturated fats. A lack of saturated fats can result in breathing disorders like Asthma.
improve Brain Power – Fat and cholesterol are essential for transmitting signals through brain, and not having adequate fat results in inhibited nerve transmission, and can lead to a decline memory, cognitive disorders and Alzheimer’s.
Nerve communication – fats function as signaling messengers that influence metabolism and the appropriate release of insulin.
Build our Immune System – Saturated fats play a critical role in the health of the immune system.
7. Stick with the All Real Food eating philosophy of choosing fats closest to nature like full cream butter, cold pressed oils, fresh avocados, nuts, seeds and small amounts of animal fats.
Further Reading: Eat Fat, Loose Fat – Sally Fallon, The Diet Delusion – Gary Taubes