These quotes might look slightly familiar to you.
These fat reduction series are greatly influenced by our society. If there isn't a fat reduction campaign, we would surely be looking at high incidence of high fat consumption related disease such as cardiovascular disease, fatty liver disease or the more obvious, obesity. And so, how many of us did exactly, what fat reduction campaign asked us to do? Removing any possible fats found in our diet? Are you going to be healthier if you get rid of every single chance of having fat in our bodies?
The answer is definitely no. Fat exist in our diet for many reasons. Simply cutting out fats from our diet doesn't solve anything but create imbalance in our body. Fat functions as energy storage, keeping our body warm, protect our body organ and as a signaling components and hormones that our body cells listen to before reacting.
As our body cannot magically manufacture triglycerides, cholesterol and other essential fatty acids, taking insufficient fat make us vulnerable to cold temperature and slow body reflex system since the signaling component works so much slower.
The truth is we have this love-hate relationship with fats/oils. We love it because it is fat; it is making our foods turns amazingly tender and crispy. We hate fats as a girl because it made us look fat and unable to fit in our beautiful dresses. To spice it up, fat people are labelled obese or worse, fat person. That’s a no- no. Nutritionists and dietitians hate fat because of the disease causing properties of fat; eating too much allows for deposition of cholesterol in the arteries causing cardiovascular disease.
Fat reducing campaign didn't exactly tell you to ensure that you consume about 20-35% of fat from your total calories intake. That is ¼ of your diet. One reason that I can think of why the importance of fats are not highlighted apart from nutrition class (which most people do not like to attend) is that people are just having too much fats and perhaps, a strike of fear for fat consumption would aid lowering fats intake. Really is we are still looking at high consumption of fast food where fats and calories are the culprit that lead to obesity and cardiovascular disease that we have talked about.
We are lucky to have an on-going campaign where social fear of being labelled as fat, obese and the pride of being labelled having a great body figure comes into play, to spread that lowering fat intakes is a way to prevent and reduce obesity and cardiovascular disease.
Copyright (c) 2014 Felicia Loo.