Wednesday, 19 June 2013

The apparent blasphemy of Saturated Fats

Saturated fats are EVIL!

Yes... We have all heard it. We have all grown up with it. Apparently the majority of Western Civilization is overweight because of foods laden with saturated fat.

This theory needs to be debunked as soon as possible! Because fats are just a simple molecular structure that have been FRAMED. Framed and unjustly accused, because eating fats do not make one FAT. Eating fats do not even directly correlate with chronically high triglyceride and cholesterol levels, which actually go up and down throughout the day responding to Insulin fluctuations - basically, after you eat a meal. And what causes dramatic spikes in Insulin???

Sorry... its carbohydrate, and sugar. Sorry... its just true and you just have to accept that this is the way it is and I know its frustrating that after years of thinking an egg a day is bad for you because its got cholesterol, now you have to face the new bad kid on the block.

Well anyway, not that I'm here to prove it to you, this article actually is not about sugar because I don't want to make enemies as this addictive drug holds the whole world in its secret awe. But isn't it peculiar that terrible so-called high-fat foods that are seemingly responsible for the expanding waist lines of the modern world have the dreaded S word as a major element in their composition, ahem some examples you ask? Ok.

Burgers - Buns = Bread = Carbohydrate = Sugar = Protein and fat are broken down second to carbohydrate as glucose is broken down faster to meet the bodies energy requirements, it then raises insulin levels which causes EXCESS energy to be converted into fat.

By the way may I interrupt... it is only the bun which causes this spike in insulin. Insulin will not respond to protein or fat consumption. Just sayin...

Cake (Oh its fattening because it contains butter?) - Flour = Wheat = Carbohydrate = Sugar = Glucose

Chips (Oh its fattening because they are fried in oil?) - Potato = Starch = Sugar = Glucose

Pasta with Cream Sauce (Oh its fattening because cream has a lot of fat) - Flour = Starch = Carbohydrate = Sugar

Ribs (Oh its fattening because it has lots of saturated Animal fat attached!) - Sticky marinade = Honey / Sugar / Maple Syrup = Carbohydrate = Sugar = Glucose

Steak (Oh its fattening because once again it comes from an animal and they have lots of saturated fat?)
 - Eating with Fries or Potatoes? Probably! Potato = Glucose

Bacon and Eggs (Oh cholesterol and saturated fat and salt oh my)

- As if you're eating it without toast! Bread = Carbohydrate = Sugar = Glucose

I probably don't need to go on, but give me ANY ANY ANY take-out food and I will give you the sugar element. Funny though that everyone blames the FAT.

Just to get you used to thinking that very often, these foods have earned a bad reputation for being huge sources of saturated fat. When in fact, these meals are so often accompanied with a fair whack of SUGAR as well... so maybe the enemy is not who we are so used to thinking it is.

P.S. Did I say this article wasn't about sugar? I guess it ended up being so!

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