Couple of things to think about for the week people!
For 60 years or so, conventional wisdom has dictated that saturated fat is bad and should be avoided. This flawed notion was originally promoted by Dr. Ancel Keys as we have mentioned in previous blogs, whose Seven Countries Study laid the groundwork for the myth that saturated fat caused heart disease.
Now this is extremely pertinent in the current climate and will continue to be whilst people are kept in the dark due to financial implications within the gm and other edible oil industry. Usual suspects!
Heart disease rates began spiking in the beginning of the 20th century, and for 50 years, heart disease has been progressively increasing. It really wasn’t an issue prior to the 20th century. But were saturated fats really to blame?
Yes it was due to fats, but saturated fat wasn’t the problem. It was all the other harmful fats people were eating.
It seems “fat” in itself isn’t the issue; it’s the type of fat that’s crucial!
This massive amount of highly refined polyunsaturated fat is far in excess of what we were designed to eat for optimal health. And I suspect that’s what catalyzed Keys to devise his research to come up with a justification for his recommendation to lower fat intake.
If you look in the United States, between 1961 and 2011, 90% of the calorie intake has been carbohydrates and refined industrial vegetable oils!