Although the belief that fat is an enemy of health is widely spread, that doesn’t necessarily make it true. Actually, eating certain types of high fat food is very good for the health. According to some new research, high fat diet can even help combat cancer. Cholesterol is, for example, vital for proper brain function.
Dr. Fred Hatfield has researched effects of a ketogenic diet on cancer, after being diagnosed with cancer himself. He was inspired by Dr. Dominic D’Agostiono’s research previously done on mice. He avoided all He discovered that there is nothing wrong with high fat diet, as long as you avoid trans, hydrogenated fats and oils without any nutritional value for the organism. Dr. Hatfield’s story had a happy ending. He recovered, and more and more people are drawn to this type of diet. Fats are not bad for health in their own right. It is the consumption of the wrong types of fats that harms our well-being.
To sum up: Sugar is what makes people overweight, not fat itself. People who eat a lot of sugar produce more insulin in order to bring the blood sugar levels in balance. This means that the eaten sugar cannot be properly burned by the body, thus resulting in fat storage. Fat, on the other hand, is more complex than sugar. There are many types of fat: saturated, monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, trans… Their effect on the body can be various, from good to bad.
Low fat diets are usually high on sugar and very unhealthy for the heart. People who eat less fat, usually eat more sugar, which increases the small cholesterol level that leads to heart attack.
According to the studies published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, there is no connection between saturated fats and heart issues. When it comes to fats, quality is more important than anything. Fast food fats might be unhealthy, but this doesn’t mean all fats are bad for the body.
Generally, omega 3s are very beneficial and the great majority of the American population is deficient in these fats. The best way to procure them is to eat more wild raised fish, omega 3 rich eggs and possibly take some omega 3 supplements, if the proper food is unattainable.
Cell walls created by high quality fats are great at metabolizing insulin, increase fat burning and reduce fat storage, so, yes, eating the right types of fat is not just good for your health, but can also make you thinner.
Other sources included: https://www.ecowatch.com/fat-is-not-the-enemy-1882175517.html