excess animal fats

Lets start off by saying that meat, eggs, fish, all of these foods are great for so many things. They’re essential to our health, they’re great for adding muscle and the protein found in these foods is unrivalled by most other natural sources.

However it’s the over-consumption aspect that is harming so many people.

Take Okinawa in Japan as an example. The elders and their ancestors have had a long tradition of living well beyond the age of 100. It’s not uncommon to find someone living in Okinawa who’s 130-140, even though record keepers like to overlook this.

These people are also disease free, cancer is an unused word, hair loss is unheard of and obesity is laughable.

However in more recent times, the latest crop of Okinawa people have grown up with more westernised foods around them due to accessibility.

These people are beginning to resemble Americans when it comes to health concerns. Disease is abundant, obesity on the rise and more minor flaws like hair loss have begun to circulate around the population.

This puts a stop to the idea that genetics is a major player. When two sets of people from the same family, village, etc, have completely different health ratings, we begin to open our eyes to the influence of diet and lifestyle.

 

The Abkhasia

The Abkhasia people reside in Russia. These people are also well known for living long lives. They live very active lives, eat 90% plant foods and only eat animal fats on special occasions.

These people also have little to no disease, obesity, hair loss, depression etc, all common problems found in the western world.

What’s interesting about these people is calorie consumption. The average American man consumes 3,000 calories per day, the average Abkhasia man consumes just 1,800 calories per day, which is close to half.

The issue of overeating is a problem, but it’s amplified by 10 when this overeating involves animal fats with nearly every meal.

 

Inflammation

We know in society today that after consuming animal fats inflammation flares up a few hours later. It also takes around 6 hours to get back under control once the damage has been done.

Combine this with the amount of saturated fat in meat and our bodies are in for a tough ride.

Most modern men eat meat with pretty much every meal. The average American may have bacon, sausages, eggs and butter washed down with milk for breakfast.

At lunch they’re tucking into a meat filled sandwich and in the afternoon/evening they’ll encounter probably their biggest meal of the day most likely to be meat again.

The 6 hours that are needed in order to lower inflammation aren’t filled. Halfway through this process, we cram another animal fat filled meal into our bodies and add to the problem.

The human body thrives from good amounts of protein and healthy meat, it’s why our brains grew to the size they did. However there’s a limit and we’ve reached that limit.

We now have meat as the primary food with every meal. Meat is the go-to dish, then we decorate around it.

In the book The 50 Secrets Of The World’s Longest Living People, all of the longest living societies eat meat as a secondary rather than a primary. They add meat in small amounts to meals, rather than eating meat and adding other foods to the meals.

 

The Key

It’s not that meat and animal fats are completely bad. It’s that we eat them in excess. If every meal within your day includes animal fats then issues with arise.

Focus more on vegetables, fruits, high quality grains, nuts, seeds and foods that are lighter on your system.

If you do eat meat opt for fish, or eat meat in small portions or on rare occasions.

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Lets start off by saying that meat, eggs, fish, all of these foods are great for so many things. They’re essential to our health, they’re great for adding muscle and the protein found in these foods is unrivalled by most other natural sources.

However it’s the over-consumption aspect that is harming so many people.

Take Okinawa in Japan as an example. The elders and their ancestors have had a long tradition of living well beyond the age of 100. It’s not uncommon to find someone living in Okinawa who’s 130-140, even though record keepers like to overlook this.

These people are also disease free, cancer is an unused word, hair loss is unheard of and obesity is laughable.

However in more recent times, the latest crop of Okinawa people have grown up with more westernised foods around them due to accessibility.

These people are beginning to resemble Americans when it comes to health concerns. Disease is abundant, obesity on the rise and more minor flaws like hair loss have begun to circulate around the population.

This puts a stop to the idea that genetics is a major player. When two sets of people from the same family, village, etc, have completely different health ratings, we begin to open our eyes to the influence of diet and lifestyle.

 

The Abkhasia

The Abkhasia people reside in Russia. These people are also well known for living long lives. They live very active lives, eat 90% plant foods and only eat animal fats on special occasions.

These people also have little to no disease, obesity, hair loss, depression etc, all common problems found in the western world.

What’s interesting about these people is calorie consumption. The average American man consumes 3,000 calories per day, the average Abkhasia man consumes just 1,800 calories per day, which is close to half.

The issue of overeating is a problem, but it’s amplified by 10 when this overeating involves animal fats with nearly every meal.

 

Inflammation

We know in society today that after consuming animal fats inflammation flares up a few hours later. It also takes around 6 hours to get back under control once the damage has been done.

Combine this with the amount of saturated fat in meat and our bodies are in for a tough ride.

Most modern men eat meat with pretty much every meal. The average American may have bacon, sausages, eggs and butter washed down with milk for breakfast.

At lunch they’re tucking into a meat filled sandwich and in the afternoon/evening they’ll encounter probably their biggest meal of the day most likely to be meat again.

The 6 hours that are needed in order to lower inflammation aren’t filled. Halfway through this process, we cram another animal fat filled meal into our bodies and add to the problem.

The human body thrives from good amounts of protein and healthy meat, it’s why our brains grew to the size they did. However there’s a limit and we’ve reached that limit.

We now have meat as the primary food with every meal. Meat is the go-to dish, then we decorate around it.

In the book The 50 Secrets Of The World’s Longest Living People, all of the longest living societies eat meat as a secondary rather than a primary. They add meat in small amounts to meals, rather than eating meat and adding other foods to the meals.

 

The Key

It’s not that meat and animal fats are completely bad. It’s that we eat them in excess. If every meal within your day includes animal fats then issues with arise.

Focus more on vegetables, fruits, high quality grains, nuts, seeds and foods that are lighter on your system.

If you do eat meat opt for fish, or eat meat in small portions or on rare occasions.