For the past 30 years we've been told that fats are bad for the body. "The diet heart hypothesis that suggests that a high intake of fat or cholesterol causes heart disease has been repeatedly shown to be wrong, and yet, for complicated reasons of pride, profit and prejudice, the hypothesis continues to be exploited by scientists, fundraising enterprises, food companies, and even governmental agencies. The public is being deceived by the greatest health scam of the century” says The Farmingham Nurses Study, one of the largest long-term cardiovascular cohort studies.
In fact obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and all other degenerative diseases have been growing steadily during the low fat era. That's what happens when fat is substituted by refined carbs :(
New research is showing that high cholesterol has been incorrectly labeled enemy number one. Cholesterol is an essential molecule for our health. It is a building block in hormones, cell membranes, nervous cells, bile...
Increasingly studies are showing that triglycerides together with an enlarged waistline are a more accurate indicative of cardiovascular disease, and that cholesterol is OK when non oxydized. And, guess who oxydizes cholesterol: SUGAR!!!
Fat is the body's preferred energy supply. It burns slowly helping the body to calm down, lose weight, have a stable energy throughout the day, and last but not least, to detoxify fat soluble toxins!
See the effect of the three main macronutrients on your glycemia and guess what you should be having for breakfast:
Good fat sources are nuts, seeds, fruit oils : olive & coconut; fatty fruits: avocados, olives and coconuts; and fatty fish.