Ancel Keys – What a Moron

“Saturated fats cause heart disease.” – WRONG!

The world is slowly waking up to the realisation that we have been misled over saturated fats, cholesterol and vegetable oils for the past 40 years. Ancel Keys, an American Scientist with some connections, selected 7 countries out of a data set of 22 to support his theory that saturated fats cause heart disease. Unfortunately, it has taken 40 years to debunk this myth and meanwhile the Western world has become obese due to the increased use of trans fats and sugars as substitutes for real fat.

The idea of saturated fat being bad for you is so deeply ingrained in Western thought, there are adverts in the TV right now telling us to eat alternatives full of junk:-

bertolli
WRONG, IT’S REALLY BAD FOR YOU. BUY SOME BUTTER
benecol
WRONG, SO WRONG. BUY BUTTER

activia
WRONG. BUY SOME PROPER YOGURT – WITH SATURATED FAT

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WRONG, OBVIOUSLY, IT’S FROM NESTLE

This carton of milk is not from your local farm, but from the corporate giant Nestle. Of course it’s wrong! You knew that, but your ingrained saturated-fat prejudice kept it from your conscious mind.

Basically, we should spend a little more on food. The body loves saturated fat, but from sources like grass-fed meat and butter, whole eggs, and coconut fat — not hot dogs and pepperoni pizza (sorry).  By a mile, the biggest enemy in our food is likely refined sugar [24]. Even the American Heart Association, which is still anti-saturated fat, agrees that sugar is a far bigger contributor to heart disease.