Saturated Animal Fats (the S-Word)

Every single cell of the body needs saturated fat – it’s not the enemy, it’s vital for life. Animal foods high in saturated fat such as meat, liver, butter, whole milk and eggs contain 10-100 times more vitamins and minerals than plant foods.  Low-fat diets have a low nutrient base, and phytonutrients in vegetables cannot be properly absorbed without fat.  Even your veggies need saturated fat to absorb their valuable nutrients.  The nutrients in animal fats, such as vitamins A, D and K, arachidonic acid, DHA, choline and saturated fat, are critical for brain function – so please do not fear fat.  A deficiency creates learning disorders in the young, dementia in the elderly

Reasons to eat SATURATED FAT

  1. Your cell membranes are actually made up of 50% saturated fat
  2. It helps prevent asthma and improves lung function
  3. It strengthens bones
  4. Dr Mary Enig (expert in human health) said at least 50% of fats should be saturated in order for calcium to be absorbed into bone structure
  5. It provides protection to the liver for adverse effects of alcohol & medications
  6. Your immune system depends on saturated fat
  7. The absorption of carotenoids is optimised with fat
  8. It promotes healing and regeneration
  9. It improves cardiovascular risk factors (contrary to what you have been told)
  10. It’s the only dietary means to reduce lipoprotein (a) and raise HDL – both heart disease markers
  11. It greatly improves liver health
  12. Studies show it forces liver cells to dump fat content (fatty liver) – reversing the disease
  13. For brain health – remember your brain is made up mainly of fat and cholesterol (both good)
  14. Hormone production depends on it
  15. Your whole body LOVES saturated fat!

The fat content of lung surfactant is 100% saturated fatty acids. Replacement of these critical fats by other types of fat makes faulty surfactant & potentially causes collapse of the airspaces & respiratory distress

 

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