Conventional doctors believe that consumption of saturated animal fats is bad for you and causes heart disease. But a hundred years ago, fewer people were obese, and coronary heart disease was unknown.
Further, a number of indigenous tribes around the world are living proof that a high-saturated fat diet equates to low mortality from heart disease. And then there’s human breast milk, which contains 54 percent saturated fat. Since breast milk is the most perfect diet in existence for developing infants, the presence of high amounts of saturated fat cannot easily be construed as a “mistake.”
The definitions of “good fat” and “bad fat” have changed dramatically over the past few years. What we once considered to be worst foods – butter, cream, and pretty much all saturated fats – we now know are not evil, only misunderstood. At the same time, unsaturated fats like vegetable oil and margarine which were once revered as “good for you” and promoted to “lower cholesterol” are now known to be the cause of all manner of serious and even fatal health problems including blocking of arteries.
This mistaken saturated fat phobia has undoubtedly played a significant role in the dramatic rise in dementia and other neurological disorders, because your brain cannot function properly without fats. In fact, most people benefit from up to 50-85 percent of their daily calories in the form of fats for optimal health while they are seeking to resolve their insulin resistance.
Your body can eliminate trans fats in about a month, which is encouraging. The tragic reality, of course, is that 95 percent of the food that most Americans eat is processed—and processed food is where all this trans fat lies—and the cyclic aldehydes, and the acrylamide, and the genetically engineered ingredients, and the pesticides… So, if you want to protect your health, particularly your heart, brain, and gut, you need to avoid as many processed foods (including most restaurant food) as much as possible, and start cooking at home, using fresh, whole, unadulterated ingredients.
1. Avoid sugar, processed fructose, and grains if you are insulin and leptin resistant. This effectively means you must avoid most processed foods.
2. Eat a healthful diet of whole foods, ideally organic, and replacing the grain carbs with:
Again, most people need upwards of 50-85 percent of their daily calories in the form of fat for optimal health until their insulin resistance is resolved.
Healthy fats that your body needs for optimal function include organically-raised grass-fed meats, coconut oil, olives and olive oil, avocado, raw nuts, full-fat dairy, organic pastured egg yolks, and butter made from raw grass-fed milk.
Most margarine and butter substitutes are not good sources of healthy fats.
Enjoy eating saturated fats, they’re good for you!