We’ve recently added 2 new amazing products to our collection, the Ice Pressed Organic Rallis Olive Oil and also the Ultimate Super Foods Raw Unfiltered Organic Coconut Oil. A big part of our reason for adding these was both because of their superior quality as well as the positive health effects experienced when we consume them.
It was while doing some research on coconut oil that I came across some conflicting information about it and about saturated fats as a whole and found myself needing to learn more about fats in general and the messages we receive in the media about them on a daily basis. It’s as though we’ve been conditioned by the media messages to think of fats as a bad thing that should be avoided as much as possible, especially the saturated fats. And given the obesity crisis we’re facing, it’s easy to associate eating fats with getting fat.
After a lot of research in this area. I found this could not be further from the truth and it appears that it is in fact, this misinformation, that is to blame for the epidemic of disease we now see including heart disease, diabetes, obesity… This is what Dr. George Mann described as “The Greatest Scam in the History of Medicine”. The truth is, we NEED fats and we NEED saturated fats for our bodies and brains to function optimally.
The large majority of the fats currently found in prepared foods has either been manipulated, chemically altered, refined or heated beyond recognition. Our bodies do not know what to do with these “fake” fat substances and they certainly do not provide us with the benefits that natural fats are intended to. As study after study has shown, these “fake” fats are the fats that are responsible for the epidemic of heart disease, diabetes, obesity that we’re facing now, not the natural saturated fats as media and industry would like to have us believe.
The misinformation out there in mainstream media is spread not only by the media itself, but also by so called experts who really should know better and should have done their research. The information I found was so staggering that what was originally going to be a post on the topic, quickly became an article, which in the end turned into a booklet of sorts.
This “mess” for lack of a better word began as far back as the early 1900’s and has led us to turn away from the very fats our bodies need and towards the ones that are causing us harm. Getting informed is the first place to start and the “booklet” was intended to serve as a preliminary resource. The sources and references links at the end provide some great information including scientific studies and could very well be a start to setting ourselves free from this health disaster we’re now in. It is only once we “know” that we can then use our purchasing power and start demanding better!
You can find the article here: Big Fat Lies: The Truth You Need to Know About the Fats in Your Everyday Foods