So what do I mean by Fat is Good?
Fat has been demonised for over thirty years now. During the 1980’s this demonisation was taken up by the Food and Diet Industry, and big bucks were made.
Yet it has never been proved that fat was bad, with the exception of transfats, which are toxic.
Baby Boomers, those born between 1945 and 1965 were the ones who became convinced that the only way to keep weight off and be healthy was to eat low fat foods. Later generations then inherited the myth and our stores are still full of low fat or fat free products.
People are often shocked when they hear that fat is not so bad after all, and somehow they cannot bring themselves to enjoy higher fat products.
I probably need to add that its the combination of fat, sugar and additives that are damaging peoples health, so don’t go lathering butter on your bread or malt loaf!
It is worth knowing that because many of us who were sucked into this myth, are suffering the results with early skin problems.
Did you know that fats and oils are ESSENTIAL to the body. Fatty acids are building blocks just like protein is.
They are beneficial to our skin, vision, brain function, bone density and hormone production.
Make sure they are healthy fats, and that includes butter! Contrary to popular belief saturated fat does not go straight to our arteries.
There is so much information now, much of it is contradictory, the media confuse people too. Do the research yourself and find out.
You will find out more by reading my book about the politics of dieting and food.