Animal fats fight many diseases, including so far incurable ones.
Dietary fats are the main source of energy for the entire immune system, and there is clear and compelling evidence of this, based on the anatomical, physiological and biochemical processes in the human body. Formulating the above statement in other words, it can be said that the immune system functions properly thanks to the systematic supply of fat in everyday food. The above statement has been known for several dozen years in the Optimal community, but in general we are still encountering with a wide-ranging anti-fat battle that dominated the opinion of most communities in highly developed countries. Even in the medical societies, many statements and publications about the harmfulness of fats can be found until today in the modern nutrition program.
Every year, millions of people around the world leave us to early affected by civilization diseases such as heart attacks, strokes or other – as a result of extensive atherosclerosis of blood vessels. The size of which exceeds 50% of all premature deaths, despite the treatment with the most modern methods with the great involvement of medical personnel and high costs incurred. Without detailed knowledge about the real mechanisms of the causes of these diseases, it is difficult to expect serious progress and positive achievements in their treatment.
If we turn to encyclopedic medical literature describing many details characterizing individual diseases, we notice that many of them, to this day, in the description of causes have the phrase “unknown cause”. This applies to many diseases defined as chronic or civilization. There is little chance of immediate improvement unless general acceptance the fact that today’s model of nutrition does not meet the anatomical and physiological needs of the body to provide us with a stable and healthy life.
Despite the fact that the recommendations for the treatment and prevention of many chronic diseases are outdated, they are still practised in medical environments. An example is the great resistance to changes in the treatment of diabetes after the discovery more than twenty years ago of the glucose transporters (GLUT) that degrade the role of insulin in carbohydrate metabolism.
One of the most controversial topics is the role of fats not only as an essential nutritional energy component but also as a very important component in the structures of literally all human cells, as lipid membranes made of phospholipids, a specific type of fatty compounds.
For over 80 years, animal fat has come under heavy criticism from many sides and as a result of the dependence between the concerned industry, including producing, since the Second World War, replacement fats in the form of margarine, vegetable oils, etc. and in politics. The opinion about fat, especially of animal origin, is generally bad and cannot wait to this day for wider recognition and rehabilitation.
The history of animal fats bad opinion began in American politics in the 1940s. The father of this story was reported a former US vice president in time World War II. He after completing his work in the US government, received the lucrative position of president of an institution overseeing the quality of food products. Rumor has it that he was persuaded by oil industry lobbyists to declare animal fat very harmful to human health, claiming it to cause many diseases of the cardiovascular system. Political and economic priorities were set to quickly solve urgent needs, and such factory-made margarine or the introduction of vegetable oils into the nutritional plans of entire nations was the ideal solution at that time. Nobody has conducted any in-depth research on their possible harmfulness to humans.
Although Americans themselves have abandoned in recent years, to some extent, these past dogmas and slightly changed their recommendations on the nutritional benefits of consuming animal fats, many other, much smaller and incomparably less prosperous countries in the world cultivate these outdated opinions about the harmfulness of eating animal fats to this day.