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Debunking the Myths around High-Fat Diets

When I started my journey into raw foods, I noticed something extraordinary.

Many of my colleagues and teachers, who have been doing my job a lot longer than me, used to rave about the importance of eating a “low fat” diet as opposed to high fat; and I used to think to myself: why do they keep repeating the same message, isn’t it obvious?

Well, after doing my job for many years, I realised why they were so focused on the low fat message; a large number of people still think that low-carb, high-fat diets are healthy.Really, you may ask? Can the majority of the public be so deluded that they believe that “high fat diets” can be somehow beneficial while the human race is experiencing the worst obesity epidemic in history – which is clearly caused by eating excessive amounts fat and not by eating fresh fruit (simple carbohydrates in other words), right?

Part of the truth lies in the fact that the food industry has brainwashed most people into believing these lies; it is profitable for big business to sell fat-filled junk food, and since only sick people make money for Big Pharma, eating healthy, low-fat food seems to be bad for business, and this is my friend not a conspiracy theory.As I write in my program, Health For Life: the wider public must understand that there is no real money to be made from selling raw, fresh fruits and vegetables, that’s why you never see commercial adverts for them on TV.

The food industry makes its money through a practice called “adding value” to commodities, such as milk and various other animal products, grains and even water, which in turns produces incredibly unhealthy and mostly processed, “fatty” foods.

And this is what the food industry is doing by releasing thousands upon thousands of bogus studies and claims. Dr. Michael Greger, from the Nutrition Facts website, gets it right when he writes: “the processed food industries use tactics similar to those used by tobacco companies to undermine public health interventions. They do this by distorting research findings, co-opting policy makers and health professionals, and lobbying politicians and public officials.

How can anyone explain these foolish newspaper headlines:

•    A high-fat rather than high-carbohydrate diet can help you live longer …
•    Low-fat diet could kill you, major study shows
•    Could a High-Fat Diet Reduce Your Risk of Suicide?
•    Low-fat diet, cholesterol, mood, and suicide
•    High fat diets may make mice live longer
•    Large diet study suggests it’s carbs, not fats, that are bad for your health
•    High Fat Diet Lowers Death Risk and Excess Carbohydrates May Raise It

The world is literally infested by these false health claims on the supposed benefits of high fat foods, to the point that most people started to believe this nonsense.

It’s all a major deception and a con and everyone needs to wake up.

I even feel “antiquated” endorsing a low fat diet message these days, because the trend seems to be leaning in the direction of ignorance and stupidity.

Have you noticed that mainstream nutritionists (trained by Big Pharma and MacDonald’s, by the way) never talk about good or bad carbs, but they talk endlessly about “good or bad fats”, as if it’s a big deal?

Rest assured that consuming 40 to 60% of total calories from fat (whether from good or bad fats, including many vegan and vegetarian diets) will eventually lead to conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancers, and numerous other illnesses – there is no escaping this fact.

If you can’t see the big picture, then open your mind! You have been conned. Eating a high fat diet, whether it’s called the Banting diet, Paleo diet, Bikini diet, Ketogenic diet, Atkins diet… is slowly KILLING YOU!

Fats serve a wide variety of functions in our diet and in the human body. It is wrong to assume all fats are bad; that is NOT what I am advocating. True health sciences, as well as numerous nutritional studies and research done over many decades, have proven that eating primarily low-fat fruits and vegetables – accompanied by a small amount of nuts, seeds, and fatty fruits – total fat does not exceed 10% to 15% of total calories – provides sufficient fat to cover all of our nutritional needs.

Yes, you can lose weight on a high-fat ketogenic diet experiment, but you will not achieve great health and longevity, which is ultimately the desired outcome.

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7 Responses

  1. I guess the British food scene is very different from the North American one. We have few places you’d call “greengrocers”, and all supermarkets have large sections filled with fruits and vegetables, and often bulk foods like nuts and seeds as well. I do admit, though, that toilet paper is cheaper at the supermarkets than the small, family run shops that mostly sell produce, but those places also sell convenience items and lots of prepared foodstuffs.

  2. A Ketogenic diet doesn’t kill you, but a high protein or high carb one is more likely to (or at least give you diabetes).
    High carbs + high fats together is probably not ideal.

    1. JonasSunshine says:

      you would benefit from leaning the difference between simple carbs and complex carb one takes insulin and heat that denatures it and its minerals to eat and digest the other takes no insulin and comes in a hydrating package and alkaline forms and feeds each cell of our bodies and exists a reason that protein and enzyme form and low unheated fats from fruits such as avocado coco and lettuce moderated matters with higher omega 3 to 6 ratio

  3. Thank you so much for this article.. everyone online and around me is jumping on the high fat or “high protein” train (which is, of course, high fat in disguise unless you’re just eating beans) and they don’t realize that it is setting them up for disease long term! They tell me that my diet of raw fruits and vegetables with moderate amounts of nuts and seeds can’t possibly be healthy and I always say, “well hospitals aren’t being filled up because people were eating too many oranges.” Sigh.

  4. Please provide studies where high food fat caused diabetes. Also, please provide studies where high carb diets do not affect blood sugar and do not cause diabetes. Thank you.

      1. Derek Johnson says:

        This is for an article referencing 1927 research and is otherwise opinion. Did you buy the article? Because I see no reference to fat causing diabetes in the abstract of the article. Please send something I can read. Thank you.