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Eat Fat - Avoid Vegetables and Fruits

Jun 28, 2008
Most books on nutrition assume everybody is the same. But it ain't so. We're all different. Yet we are told to avoid fat and eat fruits and vegetables as if there's no difference between us.

Whatever the problem, fat gets the blame. Heart attacks. Cancer. Obesity. Soaring petrol prices. It doesn't seem to matter. All would be well if only we switched to healthy vegetables, fruits and grains instead.

Fat Is A Good Guy

Well let me tell you about a medically approved diet for some children. 90% of the calories on this diet come from fat. The kids are normal weight and their cholesterol levels only a tad higher than usual. These children have epilepsy and this diet controls their seizures.

A typical breakfast might be mushroom omelette with bacon and a cup of hot chocolate made with 36 per cent cream. This may not appeal to you, but for the children and their families it's just what they need.

You're still not convinced are you? You think that's a special case. Surely we can make the general statement: fat is bad; fruits and vegetables are good?

It's not so simple. For some nutritionists the number one dietary deficiency is .....fat.

Saturated fat from dairy foods and meat are not to be avoided like the plague. They may not be the healthiest fats to eat, but humans have evolved to eat it. The problem fats are the ones that come from eating the products of the fast food industry. This leads us to eat far too much trans fats and omega 6 fats and far too little of the omega 3 fats derived from oily fish.

Vegetable Can Be Bad

Glasgow University professor Kenneth McColl has given a warning that vegetable consumption could be behind the UK's fastest growing cancer. He and his 10-strong research team believe that the three fold increase in throat cancers over the last 20 years could be down to nitrate fertilisers.

Buying organic is not the answer. They are also loaded with nitrate.

I could also talk about al the toxins, carcinogens and mutagens that occur naturally in fruits and vegetables. But I'll leave that for now.

I could even mention those that are especially sensitive to carbohydrates. They must limit their intake of vegetables and fruits because they cause their blood sugar levels to swing wildly. But we'll leave that alone.

I might even mention the many people who have a toxic reaction to certain foods. Even 'healthy' foods, like grapefruit, oranges, tomatoes, onions.

I could even point to people who have an allergy to aspirin. The chemical found in aspirin (salicylate) is also high in fruits and vegetables.

Of course I'm not really telling you to eat fat and avoid fruits and vegetables. The point I am making is that you are an individual, with your own personal requirements. You are different from every other person on earth. So nobody can tell you what to eat. You must get to know your own body and understand what it is trying to tell you.

Listen to your body, not to nutrition 'experts'.
About the Author
A more detailed description of this article about biochemical individuality can be discovered by visiting the website of the author, Michael Sellar at complementary health where lots of other holistic health articles can also be found. The author is a health writer.
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