by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News
The criminal U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday published new proposed rules dictating when food products can have the word “healthy” on their packaging and when they cannot.
The problem is that you should not trust the FDA to tell you which foods are healthy and which foods are not, anymore than you should trust them when they claim that COVID-19 vaccines are “safe and effective.”
The FDA does NOT exist to protect you, the public, but corporate America and the Globalists that control Wall Street and the Bankers.
Just as the FDA serves the interests of Big Pharma and their interests in promoting vaccines and other highly toxic and dangerous drugs, so too they serve the interests of Big Food and Big Ag, and the three main cash crops that each year are heavily subsidized with American tax dollars to achieve world food dominance which are: corn, soybeans, and wheat.
So is it any coincidence that FDA dietary nutritional advice places a heavy emphasis on foods developed from these three cash crops?
Not only are these three cash crops used to attain world dominance in cheap export foods that local economies in poorer nations cannot compete with by growing their own native crops, these three crops from the U.S. are also the most polluted and contaminated crops in the U.S., as over 90% of all corn and soybeans grown are genetically modified (GMO) varieties that are heavily sprayed with herbicides and pesticides, including glyphosate which is known for causing cancer.
And while wheat so far does not have any GMO varieties being grown commercially, most varieties are grown in the northern states such as the Dakotas and Wyoming, where the crops are “desiccated” at harvest by spraying them with glyphosate-based herbicides which kill them and allow them to be harvested more conveniently before the first snow fall.
So ignoring more than 2 decades of peer-reviewed studies published in the medical journals on the government’s own NIH-funded website that conclusively show that a low-fat and high-carb diet that is promoted by the FDA and USDA is harmful to the nation’s health, and that natural and traditional saturated fats that have been in the food chain for thousands of years, such as butter and coconut oil, are “unhealthy,” while the newer “polyunsaturated vegetable oils” from corn and soy which have only been in the food chain since WWII and the invention of “expeller-pressed” technology which allows oil to be extracted from corn and soy and are heavily processed to make them shelf-stable are considered “healthy,” the FDA continues to promote Big Ag and Big Food profits by promoting dietary guidelines that are destroying America’s health.
Saturated Fats are Healthy – The Science is Clear
I have personally (along with many others) been educating the American consumer about how healthy traditional saturated fats are for more than 2 decades now, and the science is crystal clear.
If you search for “saturated fats” on Health Impact News, you will get a result of almost 400 articles we have published in the past 10 years, all backed by solid research published in peer-reviewed journals, and showing just how wrong the FDA and USDA are in their politically motivated dietary recommendations.
And just because my focus in publishing since 2020 has centered around the Plandemic and exposing the Globalists’ depopulation agenda that is murdering millions and rendering almost an entire generation infertile through the COVID “vaccines,” that doesn’t mean that the science proving saturated fats are healthy has stopped.
On the contrary, just a few weeks ago a study was published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology which, like hundreds of studies before it, looked at the “science” that claims saturated fat consumption leads to heart disease, and concluded:
Findings from the studies reviewed in this paper indicate that the consumption of (saturated fatty acids – SFA) is not significantly associated with (cardio-vascular disease – CVD) risk, events or mortality. Based on the scientific evidence, there is no scientific ground to demonize SFA as a cause of CVD. SFA naturally occurring in nutrient-dense foods can be safely included in the diet. (Source.)
This is hardly “news,” as a study published more than 12 years ago in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reviewed the scientific literature that included 347,747 subjects (cannot call that a “small” sample size!) and reached the same conclusion:
A meta-analysis of prospective epidemiologic studies showed that there is no significant evidence for concluding that dietary saturated fat is associated with an increased risk of CHD or CVD. More data are needed to elucidate whether CVD risks are likely to be influenced by the specific nutrients used to replace saturated fat. (Source.)
So if you love your bacon, love your butter, and love your coconut oil because your body seems to crave it but you have been too afraid to consume these condemned fats because your doctor told you consuming too much of these saturated fats would lead to high cholesterol and heart disease, you’ve been fooled!
These fats are actually healthy, especially if the animal fats and dairy come from healthy animals that are allowed to get much of their nutrition from pasture lands by grazing on grass as they have done for thousands of years, and not in huge, dense, confined animal feeding operations where there is no pasture and they are fed instead, you guessed it, the cash crops of GMO corn and soy and glyphosate-contaminated wheat instead.
These saturated fats are among the most healthy fats you can consume, and you are free to eat them guilt free! Fry your bacon in butter and or coconut oil, and then enjoy! Saturated fats have tremendous health benefits that have been censored from the public for decades now.
Coconut Oil: The One Fat that Threatens Big Pharma and Big Food
The one saturated fat that is especially demonized by the Globalists, by far, is coconut oil, natures most saturated fat, as fatty acids found in coconut oil are over 90% saturated.
So depending on whether you believe saturated fats are unhealthy, or healthy, coconut is either the most dangerous oil one can consume, or the healthiest.
What does the science say?
Judge for yourself. Here is a page we have updated for the past two decades with lists of peer-reviewed literature on Virgin Coconut Oil, refined Coconut Oil, and their fatty acids which are “medium chain fatty acids” (or medium chain triglycerides – MCTS) where the research on their health benefits has been known at least since the 1960s.
Lauric acid is the star of these MCTs, and its most abundant source in nature is coconut oil, which is about 50% lauric acid. The next closest abundant source of lauric acid found in nature is in human breast milk (you know, that highly saturated food that can provide all the nutrition a newborn baby needs for the first year, or more, of its life), which comes in a distant second at around 6%.
The benefits of lauric acid in destroying pathogens is so well known, that its extraction from coconut oil has been a part of commerce for many decades, primarily as a food preservative, but also more recently as a nutraceutical and adjunct supplement to help in antibiotic drug resistant pathogens.
Here is an image we have used for years, and that actually needs to be updated to include more recent research, showing the many health benefits of coconut oil:
Since I am the one who reintroduced coconut oil into the American diet back in 2001, and am the one who literally “wrote the book” on coconut oil, I am offering the paperback version of my book to Health Impact News readers for free for a limited time:
It has over 200,000 copies in print, with over 85 recipes not published elsewhere. And while you need to meet the minimum order value in our store of $20.00 from other products to get this book free, which helps support my efforts here at Health Impact News where I earn no income, you can get the eBook version for just $9.99 here.
And what does the FDA say about coconut oil in their new proposed guidelines for labeling “healthy” food?
As part of its focus on shifts—that is, choosing nutrient-dense foods and beverages in place of less healthy choices, rather than increasing intake overall—the Dietary Guidelines, 2020-2025 recommends cooking with vegetable oil in place of fats high in saturated fat (such as butter, shortening, lard, and coconut oil) as a strategy to shift intake.
The Dietary Guidelines, 2020-2025 recommends cooking and purchasing products made with oils higher in polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats rather than using butter, shortening, or coconut or palm oils. (Source.)
Remember, when the FDA or USDA references “vegetable oils” or “polyunsaturated fats,” they are primarily referring to the highly processed, and dangerous, oils derived from GMO corn and soybeans.
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