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Fats Protect Against Heart Disease?
1920 heart disease was rare in America but by 1950 it was the leading cause of
death. Today heart disease accounts for 40% of all deaths in America.
1910-1970 animal fat consumption declined from 83% to 62%, and butter from 18lbs
per person per year to 4lbs. Over the last 80 years dietary cholesterol intake
has increased only 1%, but vegetable oils in the form of margarine and refined
oils has increased 400%. Consumption of sugar and processed foods has increased
Low fat, high carbohydrate diets loaded with sugar have been shown to cause a
variety of health problems including low energy, difficulty in concentration,
depression, weight gain and mineral deficiencies.
Studies show that people who
eat the most cholesterol, saturated fat and calories, weigh the least, are more
physically active, have lower blood cholesterol, less heart disease and diabetes
than those who consume margarine and vegetable oils.
milk is high in cholesterol and contains 50% fat, much of it saturated, yet the
American Heart Association recommends a low fat and cholesterol diet for children.
and used with kind permission from Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon p4-p7.
Adapted and used
with kind permission from Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon p4 and p7.
DISCLAIMER: This information
is for informational purposes only, and should not be used as a substitute for
appropriate care from a qualified health practitioner.