Should we eat less fat? After 60 years of eating less fat, the answer is clear: No.
Less fat in our diet has not made us healthier; it has made us fatter and sicker.
Fat is an important dietary component. In fact, every cell in the body requires fat for a variety of reasons, including helping maintain normal cell structure.
Lack of fat will disrupt the functioning of the cell and weaken the cell wall.
Fat and cholesterol are also necessary for hormone production.
Cholesterol, the fat-like substance found in every cell in the body, is the precursor molecule needed to make adrenal and sex hormones such as:
Lowering cholesterol levels will disrupt production of these hormones.
Cholesterol-lowering medications such as statin drugs are extremely effective at lowering cholesterol.
Unfortunately, this means they also lower adrenal and sex hormone levels.
Production of the adrenal and sex hormones also depends on adequate thyroid levels, and low-fat diets cause deficiency of the fat-soluble vitamins A and D.
Vitamin A is found in animal-based products such as butter, eggs, fish, and liver. Vitamin D is found in fish and fish liver oil.
Patients who are deficient in vitamin A often suffer from hormonal imbalances that are difficult to correct when those patients are on low-fat diets.
Despite all of these vital functions, the vast majority of cardiologists think that consuming any cholesterol at all is bad for the body.
How can that be true when every tissue and requires cholesterol to function? How can that be when cholesterol makes up the wall every one of the trillions of cells in the body?
It’s just not true that cholesterol is bad for the body.
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