Saturated and Total Fat is not the enemy

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We have always been told “you are what you eat”.  And eat “low fat”. But since going on the ketogenic diet and investigating nutrition, recommended guide lines, diabetes, intermittent fasting, weight loss, cholesterol and fat, it is clear to see we have all been lead astray with the climbing rates of obesity since the introduction of the dietary fat guidelines which first came out in America, influenced greatly by a guy named Ancel Keys. He “hypothesized that dietary saturated fat causes cardiovascular heart disease and should be avoided”.

This video is a very indepth presentation form Zoe Harcombe who wrote her PHD about whether the dietary fat guidelines would pass today’s standards which require Randomised Control Trails to support the guidelines.

Though not 100% following the entire video, even with my liking for numbers, it is clear to see that the evidence supports the increased consumption of Saturated and Total Fats not increasing the risk for Coronary Heart Disease or All Cause Mortality (dying of something else).

She goes through the studies which were used originally as the basis to form the dietary guidelines and the bias against Saturated and Total fat.  Then looks at the current up to date studies and see if they support the current dietary guide lines. They basically all fail, with the couple with any support against Saturated and Total Fat very suspect/bias data.

This then links back to a Ketogenic diet where typically 75% of a person’s caloric intake is from “natural” fat (animal fat/meat, plant, not man made oils like vegetable oils and margarine which contain transfats), 20% from protein and 5% from carbohydrates or 20-50g of carbohydrates a day. So go eat your eggs, bacon and butter. 🙂



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