Fat, Fat & More Fat
Fat has gotten a bad rep these days. Mainly from unreliable research which, when you look into a bit more, results in a different conclusion to the one made public. It’s led to food being highly processed to contain reduced or 0% fat, and sold as a good thing because it’s popular with the misled consumer.
Contrary to common belief, the body needs fats, and it matters which ones you eat. Fat is one of the most essential ingredients the body uses in cell regeneration, bowel movements, and protecting the body from environmental and dietary toxicity. Without it, the brain and nervous system can’t operate effectively, and health begins to decline.
Many shops now only stock animal fats at Christmas in the UK due to the demand, but traditionally, beef dripping, pork lard, and poultry fats like goose were used every day for cooking. When this normal became unusual, the weight of the nation began to increase, and health started to deteriorate, leading to a rise in autoimmune and chronic illnesses. You only have to watch the news for a few days to realise this for yourself.
Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride has thankfully continued to highlight the importance of consuming natural animal fats. These are essential for the body to receive the goodness it needs to begin cleansing and repairing itself, especially for building up the areas most affected by autism, including the brain, immune system, gut, and nervous system. The structure doesn’t change when it’s heated either, unlike many other oils that are widely consumed, such as olive oil, sunflower oil, and vegetable oil.
Although olive oil can be good for you when it’s bottled correctly, using it to cook with only changes the structure to unnatural and harmful trans-fatty acids, just like any other oil that’s not suitable for cooking. These can interfere with brain development and suppress the immune system, as well as a long list of other potential problems.
Cold-pressed organic virgin olive oil, avocado oil, flaxseed oil, and evening primrose oil, when consumed correctly, are very beneficial for the body according to Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride. And I agree! I too was a misguided consumer who has now seen the light and is already seeing the benefits to my own health by changing the fat I cook with. Saturated fats like those from animals benefit the body and are essential to the human physiology.
I would recommend reading the Gut And Psychology Syndrome by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride to understand the importance of fats more. Until then, why not start to change the fat you cook with today and begin to recover your own health?!