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Can someone explain fats to me?

by (0) Updated March 17, 2014 at 4:33 PM Created March 17, 2014 at 3:43 AM

Which are the good ones and bad ones and why? I eat a lot of saturated fat. I get a mix of people telling me that's horrible, and a mix saying you need it for fuel etc. I add olive oil to all of my veggies and even meats sometimes so i get TONS of mono fats. Can someone explain to me what's good and bad? Have doctors been lying to us for a long time? I love meat... I am eating 15 chicken wings right now (grain fed) which bothers me I am looking for grass fed. and the cholesterol and fat levels eating all of them would make a doctor scream bloody murder. I lost all trust in the medical field though... I feel wonderful on this diet. I just wanna see here you stand.

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Saturated Fats (SFA), and Mono-Unsaturated fats (MUFAs) are very safe. So, beef, pork, avocado, coconut, extra virgin oilive oil, grassfed butter/ghee, red palm oil for the win.

Poly Unsaturated Fats are easily oxidized and should be avoided, but they are essential. In the modern diet, we get too much of omega 6 PUFAs and not enough of omega 3 PUFAs in a something like 10:1 ratio. We want these in a 1:1 ratio. So, less chicken, more wild caught fish.

Artificial trans-fats (i.e. from hydrogenized and partially hydrogenized oils such as margarine) are very damaging and known to cause cardio vascular disease. So avoid industrial seed oils: "vegetable" oil, corn, canola, soy, safflower, sunflower, etc. Especially since these are high in n6 PUFA that are already damaged from the refinement of these oils which degum, bleach, and deodorize them to make them palatable - otherwise they'd be so repulsive to us, we'd avoid them from instinct.

Due to commercial interests, there was a huge industry-media push to lie to us and sell us on how margarine and seed oils were "good" for us, when really they are damaging to us. Somehow, they also fooled the doctors into beliving this lie and falsely associating saturated fats and cholesterol with CVD.

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