Lied too and left for dead.
Ever since the 1900’s the way we’ve lived had dramatically changed.
We went from living on farms, growing our own foods to living in a house and going to the super market in our cars to buy our food supply.
Around this time is also when heart disease started quickly rising.
Our livestock that supplied our healthy milk and meat were being crammed in factories and fed corn and soy to fatten them up for our consumption.
We were being introduced to a “healthier” alternative to fat, vegetable fat was the new thing and Crisco did a fantastic job marketing the so called “health benefits of vegetable fat.”
They did more than fantastic; they did such a marvelous job that as a nation we fell for all this hype.
It steered us away from our natural animal based high fat diet.
Raw Milk, Butter, Lard, Meats and Tallow were a staple in an average person’s diet back in the day.
You see, ever since man was on this earth we’ve eaten a diet that consisted of mainly fats. Especially during the ice age, plantation was very limited because of the drop in temperature. So we relied on the animals of that time for food.
This is around the time researchers have found that our brains started getting bigger. And this was no coincidence, the increase in fats (that’s all the ice men were able to eat) increased the size of our brains to what they currently are now (obviously this happened throughout time).
Yup, you read that right. The very thing that we’re taught to avoid in today’s society is actually the most important thing we should be eating.
Humans are the only mammals that have a diet that’s comprised of high carbs (and we’re the only mammals that suffer health related diseases.)
And ever since we were told to increase our carb intake, an increase of obesity and heart disease has also taken place.
So you might be wondering why I’m praising fats so much.
A little over a year ago I started reading this information I described above. So I wanted to test it out and see if it was true. That by going back to our traditional diet I’d feel, look, and perform a lot better.
This is when I started increasing my fat intake, specifically saturated fats. And I don’t mean unhealthy saturated fats.
I’m talking about real 100% grass-fed/free range saturated fats (by the way, this is the only kind of fats you should be eating)
Saturated fats are so beneficial to us that research is finding that our brains are actually shrinking from the lack of it (vegans have shown a loss of 5% in the size of their brains over a 5 year period)
Not only does saturated fats help our brains grow, a diet high in saturated fats has been shown to reduce LDL (bad cholesterol) and increase HDL (good cholesterol).
And also has shown to flush liver fat accumulation (a fatty liver is usually caused by a diet that’s high in fructose consumption and alcohol consumption)
And if you suffer from low testosterone, an increase of fat consumption will skyrocket your T levels. (the reason for this is, is because hormones are made from cholesterol. Especially testosterone).
Ever since I started eating a diet higher in fat I know for a fact that my T levels have risen. I look and feel better, my libido is up, and I’ve dropped body fat and built muscle more than I’ve ever built in a period of muscle building.
And not just that I honestly do feel smarter. I’m reading a lot more and actually feel an urge to learn.
I think that’s part of the reason why I decided to started my journey.
So as you can see, I can keep going on and on about why saturated fats are good and why I love them. But I wanna hear from you.
Have you tried increasing your fat intake? If so, how’d you like it. Drop your thoughts below
Talk to you soon,
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