Long thought of as a healthier meat, primarily because it’s leaner than red meat, the problem with conventional chicken is that they are fed corn, which makes them a source of harmful linoleic acid, a harmful type of fat.
- 60% of the US population has chronic disease, nearly 70% are overweight or obese and 90% of Americans are metabolically unhealthy, which means virtually everyone is at risk for Type 2 diabetes and all the chronic diseases associated with insulin resistance
- Part of why chronic ill health is so widespread is this persistent idea that saturated animal fats are unhealthy, and should be replaced with industrial vegetable oils
- Recent research admits the long-standing nutritional guideline to limit saturated fat has been incorrect, and foods high in saturated fat such as whole-fat dairy, red meat, eggs and dark chocolate are not associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease
- The reason the low-fat myth is so hard to break is because the food and drug industries are largely built on this flawed science, and they cannot afford to relinquish what have become highly profitable businesses
- When we eat saturated fat, because of the way it’s beta-oxidized in your mitochondria, your fat cells become insulin resistant. As a result, they do not grow and they do not release free fatty acids. Thus, the insulin sensitivity in the rest of the body improves, and insulin resistance goes down.
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