The body uses fat primarily for energy storage when no food or other immediate source of fuel is available, and cholesterol is needed for many critical cellular functions, so both are part of a normal, healthy body.
Having said that, the body produces all the cholesterol it needs: and as for fat, plants contain adequate amounts and only plants make the essential fatty acids your body needs to function. What’s more plant foods never contain cholesterol.
Animal foods, on the other hand, provide too much fat, especially the most harmful kind (saturated fat), which damages the arteries and causes heart disease, and stroke.
Even poly and monounsaturated fats- found in large amounts in vegetable oils and fish- have been shown to depress the immune system, increase bleeding, and promote cancers, especially of the colon, prostate, and breast.
Because all fats are easily stored by the body, too much dietary fat makes people overweight and lays the foundation for a host of other problems like heart disease, cancer, and adult-onset diabetes.
I learned something over the years as a dietician: given the right diet and lifestyle the body will recover. When we remove the poisons from our lives and replace them with health-promoting food, the body can heal itself, even from illnesses deemed “incurable”.
“The Fat you Eat is the Fat You Wear!” Dr John McDougall Plant-Based MD and Pioneer in the field.
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