The low-fat myth is one that just won’t go away.
To this day, we keep on hearing how consuming too much fat will give us heart disease and cancer — along with obesity and every other ill in the world.
Groups such as the American Heart Association have been leading the charge to have us all drinking skim milk, eating fake butter and eggs — and heaven forbid we should ever touch a drop of coconut oil!
But now, some new research has been released that makes mainstream dietary advice seem as outdated as 8-track tapes.
Because it’s really carbs — not fat — that we need to be concerned about.
For years now, dedicated researchers have been trying to burst the low-fat bubble, warning us that instead of making us healthier, continuing to eat this way is actually causing us to become fat and sick.
They’ve only had limited success proving it, though — until now.
What’s emerged out of a 10-year study dubbed PURE — one that examined the eating habits of over 135,000 people from 18 countries around the world (including locales as diverse as Canada, Sweden, China, and Poland) — are two, very important findings.
#1: Those who eat the most carbs are at the highest risk of dying — from any cause — than those who eat the least. That increased risk was close to 30 percent!
#2: People who consumed the most fat were able to lower their risk of dying — from any cause –by a giant 23 percent, when compared to those who ate the least amount of fat.
Now, as an eAlert reader, if that sounds familiar to you, you’re absolutely right.
For years, we’ve been sounding the alarm about the dangers of a high-carb, low-fat diet — and about the health benefits of certain “forbidden” fats.
For example, take butter. Depending on your age, you may not even remember it! It’s a tasty and nutritious spread that was once used all the time, especially in cooking.
But this incredibly healthy kitchen staple somehow got replaced by heart-damaging fake fats in sticks and tubs.
Then there’s the “superfood” coconut oil, a fat that has been found to protect the brain, help you lose weight, kill pathogens such as Candida, and help keep your cholesterol at a healthy level. And that’s just the short list!
And, of course, nuts can provide you with some amazing fats that have been found to cut your risk of diabetes by a whopping 40 percent!
The bottom line here is that the feds have spent well over three decades using every scare tactic in the book to force-feed us a diet of killer carbs, phony fats, and dangerous additives.
All that seemed to matter to them was cutting out the fat.
Clearly, we’ve been told to worry about the wrong things all these years. And hopefully, these latest findings will be enough to finally put a lid on those low-fat fanatics.
Because it turns out that eating more fat may be a recipe for living longer that you can put into action right now!
“Huge new study casts doubt on conventional wisdom about fat and carbs” Patrick Skerrett, August 30, 2017, PBS, pbs.org