If we know someone named John, and this person was tall, super-organized and shy, would that mean all people named John are going to be tall, super-organized and shy? Of course not!
So WHY WHY WHY do we see “Fat” in a food or on a food label and presume all fat to be the same? For most of us raised in western society, especially with Standard American Diet (SAD) we have been indoctrinated with the idea that fat is bad for us. This is simply not true.
Mary G. Enig, Ph.D and author of the book Know Your Fats: The Complete Primer for Understanding the Nutrition of Fats, Oils and Cholesterol, says that due to many articles and books written by so many who have no background or scientific training in fats and oils, much incorrect or completely inaccurate information has been accepted as truth about fats.
“ When these mistakes are repeated over generations of students, they lead to scientifically unsupported dogma generating dietary recommendations that are false and potentially harmful…..[we] inherit the health problems generated by this misinformation. “
Eating fat will not make you fat anymore than eating sugar will make you sweet. In fact, sugar has more fat making qualities than fat! (more on that in another post)
Ignorance is NOT bliss… In fact, with regard to understanding what fat is, what processing has done to it, how it is critical to our health and development…. Well, we just need to become better educated about Real Food. Whole Food.