Fat!

Fat!

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I’m not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV, but I have a theory about fat.  Fat from food, and fat on our bodies.

Remember a few decades ago when fat was vilified by scientists, doctors, and the media?  Butter was evil; tropical fats like coconut and palm oil were deadly.  Modified recipes were all the rage so that we could continue eating what we loved, while eliminating that dastardly fat from everything.  Fat was replaced by water, chicken stock, applesauce, and SUGAR!

No one paid attention to carbs any more, but if fat was in anything, the collective scream could be heard around the world.

As everyone scrambled to get the fat out of their diets, here’s my theory about what happened:

We all gorged on fat-free baked goods, salad dressings, dairy products, pasta, and skinless chicken, but none of us were satiated, and nothing tasted good any more, and…we all got fat!

Not only did we get fat, but the incidences of Dementia, Alzheimer’s, ADD, ADHD, and other brain-based diseases crawled off the charts.  Why?  Because our brain is the fattest organ in our bodies; it consists of about 60 percent fat, and it needs fat to function.

So, add some butter to your eggs in the morning; some olive oil on your salads at night; and a tablespoon of coconut oil in your smoothie.

Eliminate starchy carbs, SUGAR, soda, and processed foods.  Snack on nuts and seeds, and treat yourself to a serving of a premium ice cream.

Don’t fear the fat!