Fat and Oil in modern diets.
D. S. McGerk,, we need to understand "Why do we Eat"; also, how did our modern diet evolve. Specifically, "Fats and Oils" and their consumption. Reviewing our eating habits is the goal.
In trying to answer the question
Where did the Omega 3's Go?, I recently made the statement that our modern
Soybean, Corn, Canola, and Cottonseed oils are Processed oils. (Note 1) These oil were invented
in the last 100 years and migrated into the modern shortenings, hydrogenated oil (chemical industries replacement for lard and tallow), and cooking oils. (1)
These oils are not cold pressed (expeller) oils and must be extracted by heat and chemicals.
Linoleic acid (LA) (shown to affect mammary tumorigenesis) (2) is the predominant polyunsaturated fat in the human diet, up 136% since our fathers fought in the Korean War. According to Susan Carlson, PhD, and Stephen Guyenet, PhD, (3), who published a paper in Advances in Nutrition (2a) which shows the rise in seed oil consumption.
We can see from these 2 charts, that the last century has dietary changes with regards to fat and oil consumption within the US and EU is following this trend. There is much evidence gathering that when coupled with High Intake of Simple Carbohydrates in the diet, this presents a real decline in overall health and wellness to the population. (... the Obesogenic Diet.)
If we now couple this with a decline in Omega 3 fats, a clearer view of a problem is presented. We can stop using process oils, and stick with cold pressed oils (Olive, peanut and sunflower). From our (Fats - and the Centenarian Diet) we see that coconut oil and olive oil present as the best choices.
What happened to the Omega 3's in our diet?
Factory Farming Practices (CAFO - Confined Animal Feeding Operations) happened: The above chart (4) applies to Pigs, Chickens, Ducks and Geese, and Beef, and we can see the change in our farm animal fats with modern feeding practices (currently: animals average 9 - 11 months in feedlots). (Note 2) This change in fats started early last century, and accelerated since WWII. Not only that, but these feeding practices have accelerated the growth and increased the fats in these animals, with the loss of Omega 3's and increase in LA (trans 18:1 and n-6 FA)(6) and LA cancer connections (6a,6b). (Note 3)
(5) According to research our farm animals are suffering the same fate as the human animal. Historical dietary fats and oils have changed. Obesity is in an increasingly prevalent metabolic
disease characterized by excess accumulation of adipose tissue. (7)
Obesity increases the risk of developing a wide variety of diseases ...
type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and multiple forms of cancer ... strongly associated with increased mortality.
The Madness of Sick Cows, from www.Eatwild.com includes:
A Perdue University study, (8)
Cave men diets offer insights to today's health problems, indicates that our diets were balanced with Omega6/Omega3
ratios in the past. Farm animals - cows ate grass, chickens ate bugs and grass. Prior to WWII 1:20 beef cattle ate grains, now it is 20:1. (8a)
If you (the human animal) sat around and ate Corn Chips for 4 - 6 months, what would happen to your health? We can see this effect on humans, everywhere around us.
Ref: Eatwild.com - Pasture-Based Farming Enhances Animal Welfare
While Dr's Guyenet and Carlson remained neutral in their conclusions, but this author will draw these conclusions: From the intersection of the rise of vegetable oils and shortenings,
and the decline in beef fats, lard and tallow, in our diet, the pendulum has swung to the unhealthy side of the fat/oil question. Couple this with a decline in Omega 3's in animal fats, and we have our modern dilemma.
Obesity and an increase in Neuro and inflammatory diseases is a direct result of poor/cheaper farming practices and industrial production of cheap process oils and chemicals.
Changes in the bedrock elements of the American diet are profound, while I applaud the Industrial revolution, and now the Tech-no revolution,
Cheaper has not been a friend to the American and European diet. "The SAD has gotten SADDER."
The over capacity of the Chemical Industries after WWI and WWII, produced cheap pesticides and fertilizers,
which the Organic movement has shown are not necessary.
DDT, which practically destroyed whole ego-systems by itself. (9)
Now we have Glyphosate the principle ingredient in "Round-Up" and others.
Dr. Stephanie Seneff - Vaccines, Glyphosate and Autism points her finger directly at
Glyphosate as the root cause of Autism.
USDA: Guess Who's Turning 100? Tracking a Century of American Eating ... Data Series Has Roots in World War II Readiness Efforts, the war effort needed a
Chicken to mature in 10 weeks instead of the 16-18 weeks prior to WWII. Success: Let them eat cheap grains...
complicated chemical and high heat process. Intense chemical manipulation is required. (30) The vitamin D made by your body last 3 times longer than supplement vitamin D, the reason is obvious in that there is much more going on with this Vitamin D manufacturing process in the Skin. (31)
Dr. Tan is introducing Veterans with advanced cancer to a ketogenic LCHF - (high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate) diet. This eating plan starves cancer cells while still meeting a patient's nutritional needs.Take Action
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