Fat does not make you fat.

There is a lot of confusion on the subject of fat making you fat, for years we have been told that a low-fat high carb diet will be good for us, the truth is that this is a lie and that the food industry has told us this for us to purchase more of the highly processed high carb food that is far cheaper for them to produce.  The issue being the highly processed foods are highly fattening simple carbohydrates, you could quite factually label a bag of sugar as 100% fat-free as this is factually correct, however that bag of sugar will in a very short time be turned to fat in the body after the pancreas creates the insulin to process it insulin being the fat producing hormone, so following the massive sugar rush and insulin spike comes the crash and the turning to fat of the sugar.

So, why do so many people believe that fat is bad for you and causes heart attacks?  This all started in the Dr. Key’s Seven Countries Study decades ago that examined heart risk based on lifestyle and dietary habits.  He found that in the countries where people ate more fat—especially saturated fat—there were more cases of heart disease, and he concluded that the fat caused the disease.  But here’s the problem with this study: correlation is not causation.  Just because both fat intake and heart disease were higher among the same population doesn’t mean the heart disease was caused by the fat consumption.  Here’s another way to look at it: Every day, you wake up and the sun comes up, but although these events happen at the same time, you waking up doesn’t cause the sun to come up.  A study that observed this would show a 100% correlation between these two events, but it would be wrong to conclude that you caused the sun to rise.

Researchers have found that, while it’s true that lowering saturated fat in the diet may lower total cholesterol, it’s actually lowering the good kind of cholesterol, the light, fluffy, buoyant LDL that’s not a problem.

When people eat less fat, they tend to eat more starch or sugar(simple carbohydrates), this actually leads to increases their levels of dangerous cholesterol, the small, dense cholesterol that causes heart attacks. In fact, studies show that 75% of people who end up with a heart attack have normal overall cholesterol levels.  What they do have is pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes.

Eating a diet with good quality fat and protein prevents and even reverses type 2 diabetes.  And eating sugar and refined carbs is the cause.

Healthy fats include :

Avocados, Nuts—walnuts, almonds, pecans, macadamia nuts.  Seeds—pumpkin, sesame, chia, hemp.  Fatty fish, including sardines, mackerel, herring, and wild salmon that are rich in omega-3 fats.  Extra virgin olive oil.  Enjoy grass-fed or sustainably raised animal products.  Saturated fat like extra virgin coconut butter, which is a great plant-based source of saturated fat that has many benefits.  It fuels your mitochondria, is anti-inflammatory.

Fat doesn’t make you fat.  Sugar makes you fat.

 

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