I am gemused to see that Nanny's mantra that "fat is bad" was recently given a kick in its undercarriage by Dr Makio Iwashima, from the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.
Seemingly fat is in fact good, it helps to regulate the immune system and provides a first line of defence against infection and viruses. Fat may even help to regenerate damaged tissue after an injury.
The good fat is a membrane in the beer belly area, called the omentum. It covers most abdominal organs, and is where fat tissue is stored.
Nanny's anti fat obsession was primed and directed some 50 years or so ago as a result of some dodgy US research that laid the blame for all of our health problems on the fat content of our diets. The research ignored the fact that we actually grow fatter and do more damage to ourselves internally (eg diabetes etc) as a result of the sugar content of our foods, not the fat content.
Step forward the food industry and Nanny, which both colluded to convince us that fat was bad and that new processed foods that were "low in fat" were good for us.
What Nanny and the food industry don't tell you is that these foods are loaded with sugar, which (aside from being "addictive") piles on the pounds more rapidly than any fat (eg lard, butter etc) would ever do.
Nanny has in fact (courtesy of the food industry) been directing us to the wrong food groups, and has been pro-actively contributing to the "obesity epidemic" which she so hates!
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