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I had a lovely big cheeseburger yesterday.

Have you ever seen the movie ‘Supersize me’? If you have you know we are all fat because we eat too many fatty cheeseburgers and fries. But what if that’s a big load of rubbish?

If you’re up for a different viewpoint why don’t you google up a movie called ‘Fathead’.

It certainly will raise your eyebrows in a couple of places. If you know some people who are very low fat types get them to have a look too.

They might learn something and if not it’s funny anyway. Have a look around at some fat research, and not just the ‘fat is worse than the devil’ websites.

I found this on the Weston Price Foundation site: “Saturated fats, such as butter, meat fats, coconut oil and palm oil, tend to be solid at room temperature.

According to conventional nutritional dogma, these traditional fats are to blame for most of our modern diseases; heart disease, cancer, obesity, diabetes, malfunction of cell membranes and even nervous disorders like multiple sclerosis.

However, many scientific studies indicate that it is processed liquid vegetable oil (which is laden with free radicals formed during processing), and artificially hardened vegetable oil called ‘trans fat’ that are the culprits in these modern conditions, not natural saturated fats.

Humans need saturated fats because we are warm blooded. Our bodies do not function at room temperature, but at a tropical temperature. Saturated fats provide the appropriate stiffness and structure to our cell membranes and tissues.

When we consume a lot of liquid unsaturated oils, our cell membranes do not have structural integrity to function properly, they become too “floppy”, and when we consume a lot of trans fat, which is not as soft as saturated fats at body temperature, our cell membranes become too “stiff”.

Contrary to the accepted view, which is not scientifically based, saturated fats do not clog arteries or cause heart disease. In fact, the preferred food for the heart is saturated fat; and saturated fats lower a substance called Lp(a), which is a very accurate marker for proneness to heart disease.” Anyone else up for a big juicy home cooked steak, fried in butter with two eggs?

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