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Why You Should Eat Fat and Avoid Fruits & Vegetables

Jun 29, 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.

Fat is blamed for everything. Heart disease. Cancer. Overweight. Rising petrol prices. You name it. Instead we should switch to carbohydrates - fruit, veg, grains etc.

Fat Is Good

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 meal of chicken, carrots, double cream and butter might turn your stomach. But to these kids and their families, it's just what the doctor ordered.

What, you're not convinced? It's a special case you're thinking. It doesn't apply to the general population. For the rest of us, fats are bad, vegetables and fruits are good.

Not really! Some nutritionists believe our most common nutritional 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.

Avoid Those Vegetables

A Glasgow university professor warns us that the fastest growing cancer in the UK could be caused by eating vegetables. Professor McColl and his colleagues at Glasgow University believe that nitrate fertilisers may be responsible for seeing the incidence of throat cancer treble over the last 2 decades.

The answer is not to buy organic. These too contain a lot of nitrate.

I could refer to all the naturally occurring carcinogens, mutagens and toxins that can be found in vegetables and fruits. But I'll spare you that.

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.

And there are those that are allergic to aspirin. The chemical salicylate which is found in aspirin is also found in high amounts in fruits and vegetables.

Of course I'm not seriously telling you to avoid fruits and vegetables and eat fatty foods. I'm making the simple point that you are an individual, with nutritional requirements that are personal to you. There is no other person on earth that's like you, so don't let anybody tell you what to eat and drink. Get to know your own body and understand what makes it tick.

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. It also includes a directory of therapists including palm reading london pilates in london and reflexology in london
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