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Low-fat products are the darlings of the processed food world. They have been center stage in conventional health recommendations for decades. Doctors, health “experts”, personal trainers, and dietitians alike have touted the benefits of eating low-fat and low-calorie foods.

These experts repeatedly warn us about fat and cholesterol being harmful for our health, and claim that eating these foods will contribute to weight gain, heart disease, stoke, high blood pressure, and cancer.  But what we aren’t told is why fat is essential to health and how toxic many of these products really are.

In this article, I’ll explain why a majority of fat-free and low-fat foods sold in the store lack the health benefits the label claims make, and can actually cause health issues.

Here are some facts you may not know about low-fat foods:

Instead of low-fat, non-fat, and fat-free foods, eat real foods that contain critical fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K2 for health:

Read more about why animal foods with fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K2 and cholesterol are so vital to overall health for cell membrane integrity, bone, liver and immune system health, are necessary for the proper utilization of essential fatty acids, heart and digestive health and more from the Weston A. Price Foundation.

Health benefits of fats and fat-soluble vitamins:

Dr. Weston A. Price who studied traditional diets of people living all over the world discovered that all populations who ate animal fats and animal products containing fat and cholesterol had superior health and were largely free from disease and illness.

Recommended reading:

10 Digestive-Healing, Nutrient-Dense Foods to Restore Your Health

How to Assist Your Body in the Digestion of Fats

Know Your Fats by Mary G. Enig, PhD.

The Great Cholesterol Con:- The Truth About What Really Causes Heart Disease and How to Avoid It  by Dr. Malcolm Kendrick