A lot of people are under the impression that if you eat a lot of fat you’ll suffer all sorts of negative health effects. This was the standard dogma of the global health establishment for many decades now. Whether we’re talking about governmental institutions, educational establishments as well as private medical practitioners, the common mantra the people seemed to have been chanting for over four decades is that fat is evil.
It’s been blamed for a wide range of negative health conditions. Anything from increased blood pressure to clogging of arteries to heart disease to certain types of cancer and all points in between. It has become some sort of boogeyman that people just love to blame for anything and everything that goes wrong with their health, but are all these charges true? Is any of this true?
It turns out that it all depends on how you define fat. Fat in terms of cholesterol actually turns out to be quite harmless and that sounds crazy. I know that probably cuts against the grain of everything that you’ve been taught to believe or you yourself honestly believe but it turns out to be true. According to extensive statistical research, fat is actually quite healthy for you. This is why the keto diet is taking America and Western Europe by storm.
There are lots of people who have a lot of body fat who can’t for the life of them melt away the fat. They’ve tried starving, they’ve tried eating starchy foods, they’ve tried all sorts of health supplements, they’ve hit the gym many times. They tried to exercise, they tried to live a more active lifestyle, so on and so forth. Regardless, they still have that nasty spare tire on their midsection.
The moment they started eating only eggs or the moment they started eating only fatty foods and very little carbs, the fat miraculously melted away. It turns out that when you eat fat, it doesn’t really end up in your blood stream because if you cut down on carbs there is no inflammation there. There are no adverse biochemical effects, so the fat that you eat actually pushes your body to consume less calories because it feels fuller for a longer period of time.
There is also the added benefit of your fat improving your moods and your mental processes because it increases the fat layer your nerves need for optimal performance. At the end of the day, if you were to radically reduce your intake of rice, mashed potatoes, pasta, and other carbohydrate rich foods and you increase the amount of fat you get you become healthier. Instead of being the devil, it turns out that fat after all these decades is quite the angel. Who knew?