Government and Health Authorities - Stop telling us not to eat fats!! Admit you have been wrong for years and get our nation healthy again!!
I just heard another advert on the radio advertising a pushing for people to eat a ‘low fat diet to stay healthy’ and ‘diets low in saturated fat keep your heart healthy’. I am still amazed that the health authorities and government are still (and yes even the official heart health authorities) are still allowed to push that low fats (even saturated fats) are actually unhealthy?
There have been billions of pounds spent on trying to prove that fats are bad for you since the early 1900’s, mostly pushed by one scientist Ancel Keys, to find definitive proof that fats are bad, and there hasn’t been one that has conclusively found it to be true? There has been many, however that has found it to be untrue. And a few are listed here https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/5-studies-on-saturated-fat
Food authorities have since the mid-late 1970’s pushed for us all to eat a low-fat diet, made up of around are 45–65% of your daily calories from carbs, 20–35% from fats and 10–35% from protein. These are the Acceptable Macro-nutrient Distribution Ranges (AMDR). These high carb low fat diets that they are still pushing, have been proven over and over to be wrong. A summary of why can be found here https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/saturated-fat-good-or-bad for a quick read. If you really want to understand the whys and wherefores read a book called The Big Fat Surprise by Nina Teicholz. This will blow your mind.
All types of natural fats are needed for your brain to function properly as it is itself made up of 60% fats, Fat helps to store and transport fat soluble vitamins A, D, E and K, without sufficient fats in your diet, all your ‘healthy eating’ could be going to waste, as the vitamins your eating could well be going down the toilet and simply not being utilised, as can’t be used by the body without sufficient fats in your body.
Fats also regulate the production of all hormones. Hormones, such as oestrogen, testosterone, adrenaline, cortisol and insulin, are important chemical messengers that affect many aspects of your overall health. Hormones are secreted by various glands and organs, including your thyroid, adrenals, pituitary, ovaries, testicles and pancreas. The endocrine system (the collection of glands that produce hormones) works together to control the level of hormones circulating throughout your body, and if one or more is even slightly imbalanced it can cause widespread, major health problems. An imbalance can cause a low libido, insomnia, depression, weight gain/loss, irregular periods and a whole host of issues. Dr Axe explains well in that link details of all the issues in more detail that it can cause, and suggests healthy ways to fix it. Like eating more healthy fats! So...do you go to the doctors for hormone replacement treatment, or thyroid treatment, or anti-depressants? Or could it be you don't eat enough good fats? Could you not just try eating a good amount of good fats in your diet for 3 months or so, and see what effect it has on your body? As fats help regulate the sex hormones, I think it would be worth a try.
For a more info as to why fats are good for you go to this part of my blog called Day 16 – I can’t bring myself to eat fat’.
Think about this too. Read below about the Masai and Inuit tribes who were followed for some time as both their diets were high fats and mostly saturated fats from meats in the case of the Masai, and mostly meats and very low in veg/fruit. Due to lack of abundance in the Inuit and Masai mostly only ate veg etc when there was no meat available. Both with intermittent fasting, generally not always by choice. And preferred the high fat cuts of meat as they taste better, and are generally thought to be better for you and more satisfying when it came to hunger. This was very similar to how we ate in paleo times. Feasting on meat/fish that we caught and fasting because we had no choice. These two tribes were very fit into their older years and had very few rates of heart disease and don’t suffer from any of the ‘lifestyle’ disease we currently do in abundance? Have a read of these to see how ‘bad’ it is on your health to eat fats (note the sarcasm) -
Since the 1970’s, look at the effect the government encouraged ‘Low fat high / carb diet’ has done on our health –
Pattern of Increase in Obesity since 1970’s –
In 1977 the low fat guidelines came out. This chart I got from an article https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/saturated-fat-good-or-bad and look at the rise in obesity since 1977 when we have been encouraged on eat high carb / low fat. Carbs/Sugars are now more and more being proven to be the issue when it comes to weight gain and diabetes. For more information on this read The Obesity Code by Jason Fung this is a mesmerising read and will change your view on what you eat forever.
Pattern of Diabetes since 1970's –
Link to full Diabetes paper this was taken from based on US Citizens.
Pattern of Dementia Deaths since 1970’s –
This information taken from research paper done in Finland linked here.
Fibromyalgia cases only started to be diagnosed properly and understood in the 1980’s and over the years there are now millions of cases being diagnosed all over the world. https://www.fibrocenter.com/fibromyalgia-disease
Obesity, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Fibromyalgia, allergies, epilepsy and a number of other illnesses, even Cancer have all steadily got progressively worse at a rapid pace since we have all been advised to live low fat/high carb.
Now I know there are a lot of other factors to take into consideration. But all these illnesses have been linked to dietary issues. They include brain and hormone disfunctions, and what food/macronutrient directly assists with your brain and hormones? Fats. And we haven’t been eating enough of them for too many years now. And this needs to change!
Knowing all the current research that is now proving that fats are good, and low-fat diets are bad. Why are the government and authorities still allowing companies to make people still think otherwise? Mainly because they don’t want to admit their mistake. Possibly a global mistake affecting the health of millions of people worldwide?
Go do some reading, change the way you eat. Understanding your food and dietary requirements and know what you put in your mouth now...could change your future.
Rant over. Blog over.