Fat – healthy or unhealthy?
Once upon a time in the not so distant past we believed that fat was bad and that low-fat diets were healthy. Then, we slowly realised that not all fat was bad. Some fats proved to be really healthy. So, we changed our old-fashioned demonisation of fat in general, and learnt the concept of “good fats” and “bad fats”.
When we made the stupid mistake of banishing fat from our diets, we lost one of the best sources of energy on the planet, and replaced it with sugar which is at the root of every major epidemic that has a nutritional component (diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, fatty liver disease etc.). We removed sources of calories with significant health benefits (i.e. fish, olive oil, nuts, avocados, grass-fed beef, coconut oil, free-range chicken, eggs, whole-fat yogurt) all in the hope of attaining some magic health and weight benefits believed to be achieved from a low-fat diet.
It hasn’t worked out very well.
Diabetes has risen hugely, as has heart disease, degenerative diseases are becoming increasingly linked to high sugar diets and the overall state of the nations health is well documented and clear to see.
Our advice on fat? If it occurs naturally, hasn’t been altered by humans, or fed toxins by humans, then consume.
If its been subject to processing using chemicals and toxins then its going to have consequences on your health, therefore avoid.