Most people, for the past 20 years, have seen the fat-free or low-fat diets as the pinnacle of a healthy diet. As more and more research has come out, we’ve come to understand how detrimental the low-fat diet can be. After reading this post, I hope you’ll realize that eating fat does not make you fat, and that it actually helps restore proper nutrient balance in your body. Here are reasons why low-fat and fat-free foods are contrary to good health:
Low-fat generally means high-sugar. Take skim milk, for example. The milk is centrifuged in order to separate the cream (the source of fat) from the rest of the milk. What people don’t realize is that the rest of the milk contains LACTOSE, which is SUGAR. So instead of buying a gallon of milk with 60% sucrose and 40% cream, you’re buying a gallon of milk with 100% sucrose. The same goes for all low-fat and fat-free dairy products.
Low-fat products are stripped of their nutrients. Low-fat products are typically processed in a manner that involves denaturing of enzymes, modification of proteins, and loss of vitamins and minerals. Ever wonder why dairy products are fortified with vitamins A and D? That’s because those vitamins are FAT-SOLUBLE and are lost with the cream as it is “skimmed” away from the rest of the milk. The more our food is processed, the fewer beneficial enzymes will remain in the final product.
Good fats help create good cholesterol. This topic is tricky because bad fats can produce bad cholesterol, so it is important not to categorize all “fats” into one category. How many here know that cholesterol is the building block for all of your hormones? That means limiting of fats, and therefore cholesterol, can affect you in every way, from your energy levels to your blood pressure, blood sugar, brain function, sex hormones, and cortisol production (which deals with body fat allocation).
There are three macronutrients that you body runs off of: fats, proteins, and carbs. When you limit your diet of something as important as fat, you create an unfavorable environment for your body, which many people combat with neurotoxic prescription medications. Avoiding low-fat products will bring you one step closer to fixing the CAUSE of hormonal imbalances, rather than covering up the SYMPTOMS. Let’s plug the hole in the boat instead of trying to bale out the water.
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