Isn’t the Low-Fat Diet the Best Way to Lose Weight and Prevent Heart Attacks?
Maybe you noticed, but that’s really two questions. The first question involves low-fat diets and products and eating them to lose weight. If you still believe that then you are still ensnared in the country’s biggest marketing lie in modern history. Here’s the truth: Fat never did and never will make you fat. Fat doesn’t make you fat… sugar makes you fat!
What about The Heart Attack Thing… Isn’t Low-Fat The Way to Prevent Heart Disease?
Less than one month ago, TIME Magazine again rocked the general population with their cover that said, “Eat Butter… Scientists Labeled Fat the Enemy, Why They Were Wrong.” This change of heart by Time Magazine comes 53 years after an article featuring Ancel Keys on the cover of Time in 1961. The magazine demonized saturated fats based on Dr. Keys studies. This began the attack on saturated fats and the promotion of everything low-fat, including the mass introduction of polyunsaturated vegetable oils as a “healthy” alternative.
Research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine this year clearly debunks this myth and is rocking the boat. After reviewing 76 studies involving over 650,000 participants, the authors conclusion was “current evidence does not clearly support cardiovascular guidelines that encourage high consumption of polyunsaturated fatty acids and low consumption of total saturated fats.”1
In other words, there is no evidence to support the low-saturated fat diet. We need good saturated fats for healthy skin, a healthy brain, healthy cell membranes, to provide energy, and to make hormones. And… we don’t need the highly inflammatory vegetable oils and margarines thrust on us for profit.
1. Rajiv Chowdhury, et al., Association of Dietary, Circulating, and Supplement Fatty Acids With Coronary Risk. Annals of Internal Medicine, 2014; 160 (6): 398-406 DOI: 10.7326/M13-1788