In addition, oils can be very toxic to our bodies because they begin the oxidation process the minute they are extracted from their source.
Kathy you might find Jane's bio interesting. https://discoveringthewordofwisdom.com/about/jane-birch-author/
I've studied nutrition since the 80's and can relate to your skepticism. I have Mark Hyman's integrative nutrition book, who is a very strong whole food, and lots of it, advocate. Jane's low fat eating does ring of the 70's which turned out to be a health disaster. The McDougall plan (an old book) shows a study was conducted by Rose in the 50's about plants being complete in amino acids for humans, and rich in healthy fats which supports Jane. I've read so many nutrition books over the last 25 years that I see advice ever changing. Today's advise is to avoid all these starchy foods. I'm intrigued about coming back (again) to the word of widom and reading of someones experience with it. If I understand Jane's bio correctly she is well studied and speaks from hers and others personal experiences. I don't sense she is trying to be an expert but just reminding us all that we can look again at the word of wisdom as a trusted place to try to understand and implement. So I think I'll buy Jane's book and hoping for additional perspective on the word of wisdom.
Thanks, Kathy! I totally agree that fats are essential to the diet, but it is important to realize that we need very little healthy fat to be healthy and more is not better—it is just more calories. You may not be very familiar with a WFPB diet, but it supplies ALL the healthy fats we need. If you add extra fat, it is just more calories. This is great if you need to gain weight, though!
I'm sorry, but I just have to disagree with #1. Fats have been incorrectly vilified since the 1970s using incorrect conclusions from skewed data. In reality, every cell in our body needs fat and cannot function properly without it. The key is to eat "healthy" fats, such as those from plants, rather than the unhealthy fats. Dr. Mark Hyman, MD, is just one of many highly-respected health professionals who has just released up-to-date research bearing this out in a new book to be released late February, 2016: "Eat Fat, Get Thin: Why the Fat We Eat is the Key to Sustained Weight Loss and Vibrant Health." A sneak preview is available on his website. He's not the only one singing this song and the scientific data supports it.
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