You are what you eat & drink

Bollocks or Beef Dripping?

Myth: Cooking oil is good for you.

The argument about natural fat from animals and cooking oil has been around for a long time now. People have been convinced that animal fat is bad and cooking oils are good for the health. Who did the convincing? Why the producers of cooking oils, of course.

But the issue goes much deeper.

Cholesterol, is bad for you; it causes heart problems. (Generally held belief)

Bollocks, this idea comes from manipulated data.

The body needs cholesterol. “Cholesterol is a key component of the cell membrane, and as such, is an important factor in the health and integrity of the trillions of cells that your body is made of.”

NB: These quotes are from: Natural Bias, read there to confirm.

“Cholesterol is required to produce important sex and corticosteroid hormones. It’s a precursor to vitamin D as well which is also a hormone and is of equal importance. These hormones effect human function in nearly every way imaginable and low levels of cholesterol will result in hormonal deficiencies and imbalances that can leave you susceptible to major disease.”

“Obviously, the body considers it [cholesterol] to be an important resource.”

High Cholesterol Doesn’t Cause Heart Disease

“Much of the general population still believes that atherosclerosis is caused by cholesterol and saturated fat sticking to artery walls simply because of high concentrations in the blood. However, it is now widely accepted in the scientific community that atherosclerosis is instead caused by cell damage and inflammation that occur within the arterial lining.”

The Paradox

“In 1953, determined to identify intake of saturated animal fats as the cause of heart disease, Ancel Keys published a chart showing that the number of deaths caused by heart disease increases sharply along with an increase in fat intake.

Manipulation

While the research used to create this chart included data for 22 countries, Keys only used data for 6 of them and conveniently excluded the 16 other countries that didn’t support his theory. Many of the excluded countries showed either low incidence of heart disease despite a high fat intake or a high incidence of heart disease with a low fat intake.

In the early 1960s, Professor George Mann of Vanderbilt University visited the Masai tribe of Kenya to solidify Key’s theory, but instead, he found evidence that strongly contradicted it. The diet of this tribe consisted entirely of milk, blood and meat. They ate no vegetables whatsoever and consumed excessive amounts of dietary cholesterol and saturated fat.

Who’s doing this?

Although most of the information we receive about cholesterol is through mainstream media, much of it originates from the pharmaceutical industry, and they’ve been quite successful at leading us to believe that the majority of the population is at risk for heart disease.

Based on the shocking number of people currently taking cholesterol medication and the drug ads that downplay the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, it seems as if a large percentage of the population is genetically dysfunctional and is producing too much cholesterol.

Top selling cholesterol medication

Cholesterol medication is a $29 billion dollar industry that is keeping many families fed, putting many kids through college, and is providing many executives with big houses and fancy cars. As such, there is tremendous incentive for the pharmaceutical industry to have you believe that your cholesterol level puts you at risk for heart disease. Citing cholesterol as the root cause of heart disease is like blaming a fire truck for starting a fire…

The pharmaceutical industry has significant influence on politics, medical schools and doctors. As such, many of the doctors that prescribe you cholesterol lowering medication are products of this influence.

Another revealing piece of evidence that can be found from a close look at the research is that in many cases, low cholesterol levels can be more dangerous than high levels, particularly in the elderly…

The pharmaceutical industry is literally turning millions of healthy people into patients and customers with their questionable guidelines.”

I suggest you read the full story on the above link. I have selected and used these quotes as incentives to do so.

Chips taste better in natural fat

Now, would you like to return to having your chips (French fries to our American cousins) cooked in good old beef dripping, or have the flavourless tripe produced by the cooking oil industry?

Read some info on which tastes better on Chip Recipes. And read the appended email: Quote “However I would ask you to reconsider what you say regarding some health issues with cooking in Beef Dripping and Lard. These traditional fats are not as bad as once thought for ones health. In fact many of the so called “healthier” oils are very bad for one’s health.”

Almost everything you see on the net and the information you get from doctors about cholesterol is contrary to nature. Remember, when a doctor recommends a medication, he benefits financially; so the more medication he recommends, the more money in his pocket.

I refuse to have cooking oil in the house. I use only beef dripping and lard.

What about you?

This post is appearing simultaneously on Eco-Crap

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9 responses

  1. Gundula

    I agree with what you say about cholesterol and thought I’d add a point on beef dripping. Few people know that beef dripping is a source of vitamin K (about 24% of your daily required amount per 100g of dripping). Vitamin K plays the important role of preventing the hardening of the arteries and heart valves that cause strokes and heart disease. So, as well as better taste, that is a positive reason to use dripping. Okay, it is also rich in calories and even better sources of vitamina K are spinach, watercress, broccoli and other green vegetables, so I’m not saying this is a reason to eat loads. And rapeseed and oilive oil are also good sources of vitamin K (better than both sunflower oil and bef dripping actually). But, yes, maybe we should re-consider those traditional animal fats.

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    May 22, 2012 at 11:49 am

    • >Gundula, nice to see I’m not the only person on the right track. There is so much misinformation out there and most of it is industry generated. People should go back to the ‘old’ ways.

      Thanks for taking the time to comment, appreciated.

      AV

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      May 22, 2012 at 12:21 pm

  2. Gundula

    Just to clarify, beef dripping provides four times as much vitamin K per 100ml than sunflower oil (24mcg vs. 6mcg/100ml). But olive oil provides over twice much as beef dripping (60mcg/100ml) and rapeseed oil provides even more (71mcg from US data or 121mcg from UK data).

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    May 22, 2012 at 12:11 pm

  3. Gundula

    Sorry, I’m not sure which country you are based in but my figures for beef dripping came from the UK food database. But having now checked the US database, it seems to say there is no vitamin K in beef dripping, This might be because it groups dripping in with lard and other animal fats. But I am also thinking this could be because US beef is now grain-fed and therefore not eating much green plant food, while beef in Europe and most of the rest of the world is mostly grass-fed, so this may be why it contains a good amount of vitamin K in the UK. Hmm. Maybe, for anyone in the Americas, best try to find some beef dripping from a grass-fed beef herd.

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    May 22, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    • >Gundula, It would be interesting to know. I understand that US beef is largely grain-fed. I am in Brazil and our beef is mainly grazed. We also get Argentine beef here which is grazed. One of the reasons they pump cattle full of hormones and stuff in the US is because the animals are grain fed, the animals need grass (cellulose) to develop.

      The American industries are really stuffed up, It all boils down to profits.

      AV

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      May 22, 2012 at 12:54 pm

  4. Roderick O'Mullane

    First of all your email box wouldn’t accept two of my normal email addresses as they have underscores in the name and the underscores would not show.

    I am on statins at the moment to lower cholesterol but would love to come off them. I am 62 years old. I am encouraged by your comments. I will probably come off them and see if I can keep my cholesterol low (3.9) by dietary methods. I can’t completely disbelieve the cholesterol theory about heart disease, I just don’t like taking drugs.

    Just out of interest how old are you and what is your cholesterol count?

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    June 23, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    • >Roderick, sorry about the email. I’ll check it, maybe still has the old one. Good luck with the dietary control. As you can see by the texts I selected in the post, much of the cholesterol question is a myth generated to support a multi-billion dollar industry perpetuated by the medical profession.

      I am close on 61, I have no idea of what my cholesterol level is, I don’t want to know. Life is too short to be stressed by such issues that can only shorten it.

      Thanks for the feedback, appreciated.

      AV

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      June 23, 2012 at 11:09 pm

  5. Kevin.

    Refined vegetable oils are used for paints and varnishes; eat them and they oxidise and harden inside your arteries. Keep your chip pan and arteries free of gum and use only beef dripping or lard. Cholesterols are waxy alcohols not a fat and are produced by the body for a variety of purposes, they keep you alive!. Low cholesterol can be a sign of cancer, the side effects of statins are never mentioned, you do not need them. If you feel you are overweight then ditch all wheat products. Eat oily tinned fish ( not tuna ) to boost your omega 3 intake; the fish is cooked in the can so the oils do not oxidise. I’ll stop preaching now and enjoy my beef dripping chips.

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    September 3, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    • >Kevin, exactly my message. Thanks for stopping by and the comment.

      AV

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      September 3, 2012 at 10:29 pm

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