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A Big Fat Lie

Fat is bad.  That is the lie the sugar industry paid scientists to say 50 years ago in order to cover up the dangers of sugar. This, according to a new article published in JAMA Internal Medicine. For many years we have been told a very elaborate and orchestrated lie about the hazards of fat in our diet, and how it relates to heart disease.  This started in the 1960's, and unfortunately many people still believe this lie today. 

What Type of Fat is The Best?

GOOD fat is one of the major missing components to the average Americans diet.  Many have a diet high in bad fats such as trans fats, partially hydrogenated oils, and pasteurized diary products.  These are found in many processed foods, and are very damaging to your body.  Good fat, however, is one of the healthiest things you can eat.  This includes raw nuts, cold-water fish, grass-fed meat, avocados, coconut products, and full-fat dairy products (preferably raw).  Good fats help regulate metabolism, hormone production, and help cancer prevention.

Why is Sugar so Bad?

Study after study is now showing an overwhelming connection between sugar in your diet and the incidence of cancer.  This alone is an obvious reason to stay away.  A diet high in simple carbohydrates and sugar is also shown to cause diabetes, increase body fat, inflammation, and affects hormonal regulation. Even certain fruits and vegetables should be consumed in moderation due to their high-glycemic value (which cause a spike in your blood sugar).  These include corn, potatoes, carrots, beets, bananas, pineapple, grapes, mango, papaya, and watermelon.   

Finally, as I have mentioned many times before, keep your diet simple and avoid processed food.  Eat a moderate amount of healthy protein everyday, along with plenty of high quality fats, and a healthy array of low sugar fruits and vegetables. It is also a good idea to take a high quality multivitamin as well, and likely a vitamin D3 supplement.  Combine this with a healthy lifestyle and regular spinal check-ups to keep your nervous system healthy. You will be well on your way to building a strong and healthy body.

LIVE well.  BE well.