Yesterday, I posted a simplified explanation of how trans fat causes diabetes. Today I want to address a related topic.
Many times I've heard people ask questions like, "how much trans fat can I eat?" and "how much trans fat is safe to eat?" I also hear people say things like, "oh...a little trans fat won't hurt you..." and "just eat trans fat in moderation and you'll be ok." These kinds of comments make me cringe and I want to explain why.
Trans fat is literally like eating poison!
Yes, I said POISON!
Would you eat draino in moderation? How about arsenic? How about anything with a skull and cross bones poison symbol on it? When something is poison, you shouldn't eat ANY of it - none!
Trans fat is not like indulging in a piece of decadent cheesecake occasionally or a delicious piece of fudge. It's not like having a scoop of your favorite ice cream. Eating trans fat is not like eating some high fat bacon or a half a rack of ribs for a special occasion. A high fat latte once a month isn't going to hurt you. All of these rich foods are harmful if you eat too much of them and/or you eat them too often but they aren't going to hurt you if you eat them in moderation. They are NOT poison, they are just rich foods that should be only eaten occasionally. Trans fat on the other hand is POISON and even a little bit will hurt you.
Do you see the difference - poison vs really rich food that should be eaten in moderation?
Every time you eat trans fat, it gets substituted into your cell membranes where healthy omega-3 should be and in some cells it stays there 7 years! That's a sizable chuck of your life where that trans fat is there in your cell membranes reaping havoc - causing insulin resistance, aka type 2 diabetes. AND... it accumulates!
Trans fat is an artificial food, a toxic one, not found in nature and the human body is not designed to deal with it. It is literally POISON to the human body. On the other hand, the human body can handle an occasional burst of sugar and animal (natural) fat. In fact, a healthy human body is well equipped to deal with feast and famine. However, a healthy human body is not equipped to deal with an industrial toxin cooked up in the lab of some corporate empire that cares much more about profit than human health!
You should avoid trans fat (hydrogenated anything on the food label and over heating oils) completely with no exceptions. You will find it impossible to reverse your diabetes naturally if you don't!
For more detailed information on what you should avoid eating (and what you should eat more of) if you want to reverse your diabetes, please go to this site and check it out thoroughly. It is the most comprehensive source I've seen on how to cure diabetes naturally.