"Sat" and "Trans" make up the heart-breaking "Bad Fat Brothers"
The impetuosity of the American Heart Association (AHA) regarding the dietary information they provide the general public has now reached a new low with the introduction of the cute, jovial, and innocent-looking, but very sinister, spurious, and smug cartoon characters named "Sat" and "Trans"--aka "The Bad Fat Brothers."
Have you seen this new perverted propaganda piece from the anti-fat adversaries at the AHA attempting to hoodwink the general public about how allegedly "unhealthy" consuming fat--specifically saturated fat and trans fat--is in your diet? You are never gonna believe this until you see if for yourself. It sorta reminds me of the Spuddy character that the potato industry created to try to endear people to their unhealthy carb-loaded products.
As the names imply, "Sat" is short for saturated fat and "Trans" is for (you guessed it!) trans fat. These two can't-help-but-love-them chaps go blabbering all about what they love to eat as you navigate around the BadFatsBrothers.com web site. The purpose of this dynamic duo is to attempt to warn the public about how dangerous it is for them to be consuming all that saturated fat and trans fat lest they "break your heart."
Get a load of this and this to see how disgusting the malicious lies from the AHA have become. How can they get away with flaunting such unfounded statements like these without any recourse?
Standing in front of a diner on a street scene, "Sat" and "Trans" are yucking it up with one another bragging about all the foods they just absolutely love. I couldn't help but notice much of the foods they brag and boast about the most are extremely high in carbohydrate--pot pie, sugary desserts, French fries, doughnuts, biscuits, pancakes, croissants, loaded potatoes, fast food, cookies, double scoop ice cream sundae, and more.
Of course, "Sat"--who describes himself as "the original 'bad' fat"--couldn't help but also talk about having a "big, fat juicy steak with loads of butter and don't forget the sausages." He also lists beef, bacon, and all kinds of other meats as his favorites--as if these foods are supposed to be harmful to your health. The same goes for the "cheese platter...oooh, Swiss and cheddar and Monterey Jack!" Yeah and what's so wrong with eating all of that?
While I certainly do not disagree that trans fat is bad news for your health (although I'm not in favor of the current trend to ban trans fats in cities across America), saturated fat is another issue entirely and has gotten a very bad rap by health policy groups like the AHA, American Diabetes Association (ADA), the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
It is a sad day in America when every kind of fat there is gets lumped together under the guise that it is bad for you. But that message has unfortunately been so hammered down our throats for most of our lives that most people have bought into the lie that eating fat makes your fat (when the research has not shown this to be true!).
And, no, saturated fat does NOT "clog your arteries" as this "Sat" character contends. Actually, just the opposite is true and consuming fat--even SATURATED FAT--is extremely healthy for you (read a thorough explanation why in this blog post).
Keep in mind the wise words of noted low-carb reseracher Dr. Jeff Volek who said that as long as you keep your carbohydrate intake low, fat will be burned and not stored. Even more importantly, though, is what Dr. Volek had to say about this nonsense that saturated fat will "clog your arteries." Not if you are livin' la vida low-carb!
"The same holds true for the atherogenic effects of saturated fat," Dr. Volek said in my interview with him last year. "The body handles saturated fat better when carbohydrates are low."
Let me translate that for you in case you missed it, AHA! If you are consuming a low-carb diet--like butter, cheese, and steak--then the risk to your heart is a non-factor. It's time to face the reality of the nutritional science rather than repeating the same old failed dietary information we've had to put up with for decades. Get with the times already!
Of course, that would mean the AHA would have to swallow some major humble pie to admit they were wrong, so instead they are pushing more of the same with their "Face The Fats" link where the misinformation campaign continues about fat. Sigh. And these are supposed to be semi-intelligent people educating the public about health.
Too bad they couldn't be more wrong if they tried! The AHA's boorish "Bad Fats Brothers" brainwashing is one of the most despicable acts of desperation I've seen in a while from these low-fatties. Do you think they have finally realized the low-fat lie is now on its last leg and they're pulling out all the stops to slow the momentum of the healthy alternative that livin' la vida low-carb has become thanks to the preponderance of the evidence from the mountains of research?
It certainly appears that way to me! How about you? :)