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“Eat Less Fat” Conspiracy

“Eat less fat” conspiracy

 

Since 1960s, manufacturers of low-fat foods, agra-pharma complex, and other huge financial interests have waged a successful promotional campaign. Spearheaded by the proponents of the diet-heart hypothesis, medical and governmental regulatory agencies published the erroneous food pyramid and low-fat dietary guidelines between 1977 and 1980, around the same time the “obesity epidemic” started. This is more than just a mere coincidence.

For decades we have been “brain washed” with the diet-heart hypothesis by popular media and label advertisements on our food. Especially in the USA the consumers have been taken in by commercial interests of big food and pharma industries and health groups who are more interested in our money than our well being.

 

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Bu!!$h!t Alert: Eat “less” fat, in particular, less saturated fat and cholesterol

 

The anti-fat message essentially put the blame on saturated fat and cholesterol (both harmless), while giving sugar and refined carbs (both very unhealthy) a free pass. The misguided advice to avoid saturated fat and choose vegetable oils instead may have actually fueled the heart disease epidemic.

Transfats as palatable but harmful replacement for animal fats

When health professionals started blaming saturated fat for heart disease, people abandoned traditional fats like butter, lard and coconut oil.

For the food industry, less fat meant slashed flavor. When fat is removed from food, so is much of the taste lost along with the nutrients. As the proponents of the diet-heart hypothesis told the world not to eat animal fats, they had to replace them with something.

KETO Cooking-OilsThe food industry pushed profitable vegetable oils –corn, soy, canola, peanut, grape seed, sunflower oils and the solid fats made out of these oils such as margarine as “healthy and heart protective” replacement for animal fats. The increased vegetable oil consumption has changed the fatty acid composition of our body.

Most of the Omega-6 fats that people eating are linoleic acid. This fatty acid …

  • is prone to oxidation,
  • gets incorporated into our cell membranes and body fat stores,
  • damages our DNA molecules,
  • thereby increases our risk of cancer.

The most commonly consumed vegetable oil in the U.S. is partially hydrogenated soybean oil. Most people don’t have a clue that they’re eating soybean oil. However, almost all processed foods, from baked goods to peanut butter to potato chips are cooked with these harmful oils. Study after study has shown that vegetable oils are dangerous to our health, and yet today, Americans on average get 7% of their overall calories from soybean oil.

Another side effect of the “war” on saturated fat was an increase in margarine consumption.

Margarine is made from hydrogenated oils that are high in trans fats; margarine increases the risk of heart disease. Grass-fed butter actually contains nutrients that are protective against heart disease (like Vitamin K2), therefore the advice to replace heart-healthy butter with trans-fat laden margarine may have done a lot of damage.

Introduction of GMO corn

gmo cornCorn, of course, gets turned into high-fructose corn syrup, use of which skyrocketed throughout the 1980s. Indeed, Americans on average get 10 % of their overall calories from the invisible yet ever-present corn syrup, which graces everything from soda to ketchup.

Of all the sugar sources in the diet, sugar-sweetened beverages are the worst. Fruit juice is actually no better; it contains a similar amount of sugar as most soft drinks.

Getting sugar in liquid form is particularly harmful as the brain doesn’t “register” liquid sugar calories in the same way as calories from solid foods, resulting in increased total calorie intake and risk of obesity.

Introduction of GMO “dwarf wheat” 

Introduced around the year 1960, modern “dwarf wheat” is what most people are consuming today.  Modern wheat is less nutritious, has about 19-28% less of important minerals like Magnesium, Iron, Zinc and Copper, compared to the wheat our grandparents grew up with.

Modern wheat is also harmful to people with gluten sensitivity. Whereas wheat may have been relatively healthy back in the day, the same is not true of modern “dwarf wheat.”

The list goes on and on and on…

To summarize where we are today…

To summarize all we are writing about above, massive part of our diet-related health problems stem from

  • sugar isolated from corn, and
  • fat isolated from soy.

We are troubled with the fact that we are still being advised to follow the “Standard American Diet” for no reason except serving commercial interests.

On top of all that, we’ve been conditioned by the pharmaceutical and medical industries to believe that the answer to all our health problems resides in bottles of pills or in medical procedures which, for the most part, just treat the symptoms and ignore the root causes of our health problems.

The bottom line is to eat healthy. We have to be pro-active about our food choices. Because if we don’t, we will fall prey to the millions of dollars spent on marketing that distracts us from associating bad food with bad health.

Enough is enough! It is now time to discover and face the truth and act upon it!!

 

 

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