Boost Your Immunity Simply by Avoiding Fatty Foods
Ok. Raise your hand if you are unclear on the subject of whether foods that are high in fat are good for you or bad for you. Go ahead and take a couple of moments to think about. Fat. Good thing or bad thing? BAD! And not just for your waistline. In fact, new research is suggesting that you can actually boost your immunity to colds, the flu and other dangerous health conditions simply by avoiding fatty fare.
"You." As in…humans? I’ll get to that, later. In the meantime, Google vitamin D. Just getting one’s 25(OH)D levels to optimum (>50 ng/mL) makes all else pale in comparison in terms of immunity.
That’s right. Too much fat in your diet is not such a great thing for the overall optimal function of your body, its component parts OR your mental health. That said, one can never hear this enough. You can never hear enough reasons why you should put down the fish and chips, skip the fried anything and instead reach for a lean piece of chicken or salad. And now there’s one more . . .
Typical; you haven’t controlled for variables because you’re only interested in one. How about the batter on the fish? "Fried anything?" Like what; like the stir fried meat and veggies the Okinawans — y’know, the longest lived people on Earth — do…in LARD? And what about the difference between natural fats (animal, coconut — 90% saturated — olive) vs., say, modern vegetable, grain & seed oils astronomically high in pro-inflammatory omega-6 fatty acids, and as poly-unsaturates, highly subject to oxidation? Huh?
New research out of University of Gothenburg is reinforcing this truism and comes to you with research containing fresh evidence that eating highly fatty foods, especially over long periods of time, can significantly weaken your body’s natural immune system.
Question: if it’s a "truism," then why bother researching it? Are you an idiot? "Reinforce a truism?" Next you’ll be proving axioms, I’m sure.
The research was conducted on mice (who, if we’d just leave them alone, would probably never dream of eating too much fat). At any rate, the mice were fed a lard-based diet over an extended period of time. Over that same time period, those mice displayed a decreasing ability to fight off bacteria in the blood. The fat content in their diets was significant; about 60 percent of calories came in the form of fat. The immune system function of these mice was compared to a control group of mice who were fed a diet of approximately 10 percent total fat content.
Mice are mostly herbivorous, unlike omnivorous — bordering on carnivorous — humans, you dumbshit, and notoriously don’t do well on high fat — any more than the rabbits do that form the basis of the lipid hypothesis for heart disease, ignoramus. Tell you what, genius: go get a cat and feed it lettuce & carrots. Tell me how it works out.
Again, it’s important to not that a mouse left to his own devices would likely not choose this as his path. But not so with humans, which is why these studies can be particularly useful.
Now, does this ever try my patience over my oath to drop the f-bombs…. A big cat left to its own devices will take you by the neck, bleed you, rip you open and eat your liver. Then he’ll go for other organs and fat. I assure you: his immune system will be functioning just fine. A worm, left to its own devices, eats the bacteria in dirt. A bird eats worms, bugs, & seeds. Are you getting this yet, dear Sylvia, or should I continue to make you look so stupid? Oh, never mind…I’ll leave it to you.
This is but one more important piece of research that will hopefully help us to understand the direct connection between diets high in fat and consequent poor health.
Oh, very "important," indeed. Feed a rat a diet unsuited to its evolution and it has problems. Such a harbinger of doom for us homo sapiens.