Are Fats Good? (The Truth About Fats)

Are Fats Good? (The Truth About Fats)

August 31, 2019 51 By William Morgan


Are fats good for you? Has there ever
been a topic more confusing than that of fat?
well I’m gonna explain everything
that you really need to know so you get
it. Coming right up
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So for the last 50 to 70 years we have
been misled and scared about fat it’s
been demonized and we’ve been misled
because they’ve been looking at the
wrong thing and they’ve been asking the
wrong question so they’ve been getting
the wrong answers. So when we ask our
fats good they usually try to answer by
talking about saturated versus
unsaturated they talk about animal
versus vegetables they talk about
specific food like butter, canola, extra
virgin olive oil, flax, coconut, soybean
oil, corn oil, etc, etc but they make it
about these things and it’s not. If we
ask the wrong question it’s very very
confusing so the question is not our
fats good that’s the wrong question it’s
not about are saturated fats good that’s
still the wrong question. So let’s start
looking at what we really want to look
at what the real criteria are so we can
understand this once and for all. So up
at the top in green are the fats that
are good that you can eat as much as you
like don’t ever worry about them they’re
just good solid food and the more you
eat of them the healthier you get in the
middle or foods that they’re somewhat
unnatural or a little bit altered so if
you eat it once in a while it’s probably
not gonna kill you just don’t consider
it a healthy thing don’t overdo it don’t
do it often and down at the bottom are
things that have been completely
destroyed that are unnatural and altered
and that we want to avoid like the
plague because they’re basically
poisoned so let’s look at what
some of these are. Grass-fed meat,
grass-fed butter, extra-virgin olive oil,
clean fish, avocado, whole avocado or
unrefined cold-pressed
avocado oil which is not all that tasty
because it’s very very strong in flavor
but if you like it and you find it then
that’s still a healthy food raw organic
nuts coconut oil flax oil again
cold-pressed organic in a in a dark
bottle kept in the fridge then that
would be okay so these are all good
healthy foods don’t ever worry about
eating too much of those then we get
down into the orange category here’s
where we have corn-fed organic beef so
you say oh well I thought organic was
good yes but this animal still wasn’t
healthy sure you kept pesticides away
from him but you fed him corn which is
not natural so the cow gets very very
sick from that kind of food sort of like
humans do with beer and doughnuts and
ice cream and therefore the fat get
unhealthy you get the wrong ratios you
get a lot of unhealthy properties from
that fat then we have corn-fed butter
corn fed beef etc so if it’s not organic
then it’s even worse obviously
extra-virgin olive oil that’s not
organic would not be such a good thing
farmed fish okay not as bad as some
frankenfoods but close because these
fish are fed the absolute worst things
that you can imagine they’re fed
hormones they’re fed artificial colors
they’re fed any kind of leftover that
they can make them eat. Refined avocado
oil or any refined oil at all roasted
nuts are not as good as raw nuts because
once you roast them the heat alters the
fat properties the if the fatty acids
get oxidized and go rancid to a point so
here are things that you want to eat in
moderation here
you can eat as much as you like then
down here is avoided like the plague
these are things like corn oil canola
oil soybean oil why I thought those were
natural things yes but you can’t squeeze
oil out of corn you have to heat it you
have to use petrochemical solvents you
have to deodorize it you have to do all
sort of very very harsh things to it
deodorize it because it tastes terrible
and because they’re so heavily processed
or even processed olive oil because most
olive oil in the cheaper categories are
actually mixed up with other oils and
they’re just as bad as any of those but
the point is these are so heavily
processed that they don’t resemble food
any more they have nothing in it that
your body wants and I put dry roasted
nuts down here not necessarily because
all dried roasted nuts are that’s
terrible but I just looked recently and
I looked at dry roasted peanuts of one
brand versus another and one brand
contained peanuts oil and sea salt and
that would be okay don’t eat it like
health food but have a snack once in a
while sure but the other brand of dry
roasted peanuts
had an ingredient list of about 20
ingredients so that means that the rest
the other 17 ingredients were chemicals
flavor enhancers msg artificial flavor
this or that so be very very careful
that a lot of things that the more
processed they are the more chemicals
they add to it then that makes it a
terrible food. And then at the very very
very bottom that’s it’s not even food
anymore it’s more like plastic is
shortening and margarine because now
it’s not only unnatural and altered but
they also destroyed it they have turned
it into something that the world has
never seen before those
trans-fats that don’t ever go even close
to to any of those so now that we look
at this it’s not about whether fats are
good or bad for you it’s the quality of
the fat and in this top category we can
see that we have saturated and we have
unsaturated the meat fat the butter it’s
saturated the coconut oil is saturated
the flax oil clean fish and avocado
organic not still HAP’s have some either
unsaturated or a mix of fats in them so
you have you have both kinds here you
have animal fats and you have vegetable
fats so it’s not about these categories
it’s about how much did we change it if
it’s the way that the animals have lived
on the planet for a very long time and
we do very very little to change or
alter the food then it’s still a good
food but the more we change it the more
we change their food supply the more we
change the processing the worse the food
gets the further away from the natural
product we get so the reason this is
also so confusing is that they do a ton
of research and the research has all
these different opinions about these
items but the question is when they did
research on saturated fats which one did
they do the research on and when they
did the research on canola oil or when
they did it on and any of these items
which one which category was the food
that they used because you can use good
meat or terrible meat and you also don’t
know what else this person ate because
it’s extremely hard to isolate a person
who would eat only grass fed or grain
fed beef they probably had some bread
and maybe some margarine
so be very careful with the research I’m
all for it but don’t think that just
because they put out some research that
that’s some sort of rock-solid
information that you can trust we want
to look at what do we want to understand
about this first of all are fats good
yes fats are good if they’re good fats
– what about saturated fat well
saturated fat is more stable so
generally saturated fat is better
because we can alter it we can process
it from milk to butter and it doesn’t
change much because saturated fats are
stable we can mess with them a little
bit and not destroy them vegetable fats
we want to get them as much as possible
from whole foods like avocado and raw
nuts and clean fish those are fantastic
sources of unsaturated fats vegetables
have some fish have some we want to get
them from whole food because they’re
unstable so when it comes to processed
you want to avoid the vegetable you want
to avoid any sort of vegetable or seed
oil or anything like that because when
they’re unstable and you process them
then you destroy them and finally when
it comes to trans fats down here at the
bottom don’t ever eat a trans fat again
it’s like lead or aspartame or any other
neurotoxin you just don’t ever want to
get any of that again so like much other
food it’s not about the fat it’s the
quality of the fat it’s how much did we
destroy it if we stick with foods the
way that nature made them were usually
okay the more we change them the further
we take them away from the nature the
natural package the further we go away
from that the more we destroy it and the
more harmful it is and then you can call
it fat or sugar or meat or it doesn’t
matter if we destroy
it’s not good anymore so because a lot
of people have eaten a lot of processed
food a lot of altered food we get these
confusing messages and we think it’s
about the type of food rather than the
quality or how altered it was share this
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