Eat Fat, Get Fit started you off with 3 reasons / charts of why saturated fat ingestion is uber important. We are gonna finish up here in the 2nd part, and sincerely hope that whoever reading this that is deathly scared of saturated fats, changes their mind and their perceptions on this misunderstood fat. Just take a look below at just how ‘not bad’ saturated fat can be when controlled, and the benefits it provides…
Do ya see? DO YA SEE?! Saturated fat isn’t pushed toward the “good” nor the “bad” I’m not gonna preach and say saturated fat is a godsend and is fantastic. It’s no secret that diets high in saturated fats trans fats lead to coronary diseases and obstructions. This isn’t a secret. But like with most things, if controlled and monitored, saturated fat has MANY health benefits!
Let’s continue on with more proof to REALLY get you convinced…
4. The Diseases of Civilization Increased as Butter and Lard Were Replaced with Vegetable Oils and Trans Fats
In the 20th century, several serious diseases became common in humans.
The heart disease epidemic started around 1930, the obesity epidemic started in 1980 and the diabetes epidemic started around 1990.
Even though these diseases were almost unheard of before, they have now become the biggest health problems in the world, killing millions of people per year.
As you can see, ever since the addition / creation of hydrogenated oils, processed vegetable oils, and so on, obesity and heart-related diseases have gone through the roof. Disgusting!
5. The Obesity Epidemic Started as People Reduced Their Intake of Red Meat and High-Fat Dairy Products
It amazes me that some people still blame traditional foods like meat and butter for the diseases of civilization. These foods have sustained humans in good health for a very long time and blaming new diseases on old foods just doesn’t make sense.
All the data shows that people actually reduced their consumption of these foods as these diseases went up.
Boom – bam- done. Simple!
6. In the Framingham Heart Study, Heart Disease Goes up as People Replace Heart-Healthy Butter with Toxic Margarine
Back when everyone started pointing the finger at saturated fat as the cause of heart disease, butter and other high-fat dairy products were demonized.
Nutrition professionals all over the world started telling people to replace butter with margarine … which was low in saturated fat, but high in man-made trans fats.
Wow, what a shocker! “Professionals” recommending man-made, processed junk, just to tell people to avoid those NATURAL saturated fats that are essential to human health. Good work, geniuses!
In the graph above, based on the Framingham Heart Study, you can see how heart disease risk goes up as people eat less butter and more margarine instead.
For some very strange reason, many health organizations are still recommending that we avoid heart-healthy butter and replace it with processed margarine.
Ummm… that’s a liiittle more than just strange. It’s down right idiotic!
Well then… that about wraps it up for this one. It is a wish of Gone Liftin’ that is article is read over and over, and all the points taken in, thoroughly. It’s time that we stop putting a negative stigma on saturated fats, and sending people towards proccesed, man-made junk, that has ingredients and chemicals in it 100 times more dangerous than saturated fats could ever be! Don’t be a sheep…