The TRUTH about fat in your diet

Try to lower your total carbs and stay away from carbohydrates

Fat is not necessarily the enemy.

I found some very interesting information on “fat” in our diet that I wanted to get to your right away.

The question is…”Do we have too much fat in our diets?”  The answer may surprise you.

Any way you look at it, there’s a debate over whether or not American’s health problems are consequence of a “high fatdiet.

Here’s the deal: Americans are not eating a diet abnormally high in fat.  Before this idea became commercialized, politicized, used to market and sell products, distorted by vegetarian wishes, and adopted by the “mass media,” no one ever really proved that our diets are too high in fat.

The average American averages 35% of their calorie from fat.  Seem like a lot?  Look closer.

Surviving native pre-agrarian (pre-agricultural diet) cultures average 38% of their calories from fat.  It’s not uncommon for them to have 50% of their caloric intake come from fat.  And even with this fat intake, they do not suffer from the epidemic heart disease problem afflicting America.

That is our prototypical diet.  We’ve eaten this way for millions of years.

Now, don’t get me wrong, there are definite problems with modern dietary fat.  But lowering your fat intake will only worsen your deviation from your natural diet.

So what should we do?

In today’s diet, we typically eat too many carbohydrates.  So try to lower your total carbs and stay away from carbohydrates that have a high glycemic index.  Some foods that have a high glycemic index are cereals, potatoes, breads, and pastas.

Fat is not necessarily the enemy.  You do not want to give up having fat in your diet.  The key is to choose “healthy fats” and monitor your carbohydrates.

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Talk to you soon,

Dr. Justin Trosclair, DC

serving Breaux Bridge, Lafayette, Henderson, Parks, Cecilia 70517, 70506, 70592

(Source: The Paleo Diet by L. Cordain)