For years now we’ve been told about the evils of saturated fats and that cholesterol is the primary cause of heart disease but is it really true? Personally I’ve never believed it because all one has to do is examine the diets of our ancestors, many of whom had diets very high in saturated fats and what we don’t see is higher rates of Athersclerosis (or arteriosclerotic vascular disease) in the corresponding populations.
People have been consuming animal fats and other saturated fats for millennia and still today in many cultures such as Swiss and Eskimo for example, they still have high fat (saturated fat) diets and yet they don’t have a high incidence of heart disease.
I truly believe that Americans have been duped by their government whose primary interest is not the health of it’s citizens but rather the profits of the big industrialized farms and the medical industry who are surrogate to big pharma (Pharmaceutical companies) Oh and of course the big industrial farms are surrogate as well to companies like Con Agra and Monsanto whose sideline business seems to be putting family farms who refuse to use their genetically modified (GMO’s) products, out of business.
Anyway, I ran across this article on this paleo website that makes a lot of sense and I wanted to share it with you. See what you think.