Tuesday, 29 December 2015

SATURATED FATS; DEMON OR NOT?

IMAGE FROM EZE ONWUGBENU


SATURATED FATS; DEMON OR NOT?

Contrary to our belief that high cholesterol causes heart diseases, research proves that the causal agent of heart disease is sugar.

WHAT ARE SATURATED FATS?

Saturated fats are fat molecules that have no double bonds and they are solids at room temperature. Foods that contain saturated fats include cheese, fatty beef, butter, beef fat e.t.c. Early research had it that saturated fats raise the cholesterol in the blood which in turn increases the risk of heart disease; this is why some health practitioners discourage the consumption (in excess) of foods containing saturated fats.

THE FLAWED SCIENCE

However, thorough research has proven the above theory to be flawed; these researchers attribute the propagation of the flaw to some publications by ANCEL KEYS although the flawed science emanated from RUDOLPH VIRCHOW.

DOES THAT MEAN OUR BODIES CAN ASSIMILATE SATURATED FATS?

Know that there is no correlation between the consumption of saturated fats and health disease, in fact it has been discovered that saturated fats are the fuel the body and brain needs. Animal fats (which are high in cholesterol) are fertility boosting; “in certain ancestral societies, young men and women underwent a special feeding period for several months prior to marriage”, I quote in Eze Onwugbenu’s words.

THE BIRTH OF LOW-FAT

In order to minimize the intake of cholesterol, food industries began creating ‘low-fat’ foods. In these low-fat foods, saturated fats were replaced by trans-fats and thus increasing amount of sugar in the body. Sugar was later replaced by processed high fructose corn syrup which is harmful. When I think of it, it seems we are killing ourselves more in the bid to avoid death.

LIQUID PLASTIC

We all have resorted to using the low-fat vegetable oils (liquid plastic) for our everyday cooking while seeing cholesterol containing oils as the open enemy. We deprive our body of healthy saturated fats by seeking refuge in liquid plastic.  Sometime ago in class, I learned that some of these vegetable oils are refined palm oil. I quote EZE ONWUGBENU; “this highly refined palm oil requires a preservation technique that makes it toxic”.



IF NOT LIQUID PLASTIC, WHAT DO I USE?

Now the question of what to use asides liquid-plastics arises. The better alternative is “rendered beef fat”! You can retrieve oil from beef fat and use for your cooking, baking and all. They lied to us; beef fat is not as bad as we were told. I can still hear my mum telling me to cut the fat off the beef while rinsing. My sister’s response when I told her about healthy fat was ‘the fat we refuse to eat?’

Are saturated fats really the demon we were made to believe?

Read more on this at articles.mercola.com  and don’t forget to share with loved ones.

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