Fat 3.0: Healthy, Nutritious and Oh-So Satisfying!

by Charles on June 19, 2009

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Once upon a time dietary fat was healthy and good people everywhere ate the good foods that nature provided and they loved. Then, government dictocrats labeled it unhealthy and an obesity epidemic ensued. But now…

Homemade creme-fraiche from thedailyspecial.wordpress.com Creative Commons 3.0…it is healthy again and there is a ton of science from all over the world to back it up! It’s time to start ENJOYING HEALTHY FAT AGAIN! If you have been waiting for good news about dietary fat you need wait no longer. Ode Magazine has published in the June/July 2009 issue the ultimate article, well researched, detailed and highly readeable packed with good news for those of you who love your fat! Of course if you know anything about Weston Price then this will be old news to you; but what’s exciting about this article is that it shows how the tide of opinion, both popular and scientific, has turned dramatically in favor of dietary fat.

It is packed with quotable, memorable lines. Here is a sampling:

–“Regularly described as the nutritional equivalent of cigarettes, fat has been the target of public-service campaigns and municipal bans aimed at keeping us slender and healthy. But a growing body of international research suggests our obsessive fear of fat may be misplaced. A high-fat diet won’t necessarily make us sick or fat; a low-fat diet may not make us healthy or slim.

–“Even the American Heart Association (AHA), a leader in the campaign against dietary fat, recently revised its nutritional guidelines, increasing the daily recommendations for fat. “The science just wasn’t there,” acknowledges Robert Eckel, president of the AHA and a professor of endocrinology, metabolism and diabetes at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.”

“Not only that, but our myopic aversion to fat may be doing more damage than an order of steak frites ever could. In our effort to avoid the demon lipids at all costs, we’re forever tinkering with our diets—substituting Snackwells for Oreos, dry toast and a glass of orange juice for a plate of bacon and eggs—in hopes it will keep us skinny almost effortlessly. But these dietary contortions often have unintended consequences. They inspire us to eat more food, for starters. And the food we eat more of? It contains more chemicals, starches and sugar. These ingredients “are more harmful than the much-feared animal fats,” says Irina Baumbach, secretary of the Association for Nutritional Medicine and Dietetics in Aachen, Germany.” (empahsis added in the above)

And that is just the beginning! Kudos to authors Ursula Sautter and Janet Paskin for their work! Now GO READ THE ARTICLE!  Fat is Where It’s At.

LEARN MORE!

The following books will facilitate your further study of this important subject. The more information you have, the more you can do for your own health and that of your loved ones!

Know Your Fats : The Complete Primer for Understanding the Nutrition of Fats, Oils and Cholesterol

The Schwarzbein Principle: The Truth about Losing Weight, Being Healthy and Feeling Younger

Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats

This post is part of Fight Back Fridays at FoodRenegade.com.

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FoodRenegade June 19, 2009 at 4:50 pm

Awesome find! I love the bit about how the AHA has revised its guidelines. I find I do best on a high fat diet from nourishing, traditional sources: lard & tallow from free-range/foraged/wild animals, butter from grass-fed cows, coconut oil, olive oil. About 55-65% of my daily calories come from these good fats. Not only do I feel better than I ever have, but I’ve lost my final 10 pounds of extra-baby belly.

Thanks for sharing this in today’s Fight Back Fridays carnival. Welcome!

Cheers,
KristenM
(AKA FoodRenegade)

rebecca subbiah June 20, 2009 at 8:12 pm

great blog and post every thing in moderation!

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