Saturated Animal Fat
(Lisa) "I'm going to become a vegetarian"
(Homer) "Does that mean you're not going to eat any pork?"
(Lisa) "Yes Dad"
"Dad, all those meats come from the same animal"
(Homer) "Right Lisa,
some wonderful, magical animal!"
"Porkchops and bacon, my two favorite
"When you're in my house you shall do as I do and believe
who I believe in. So Bart, butter your bacon."
- The Simpsons
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are some people who believe that the
world is flat, and there are some
believe that saturated animal fat is good for
there are some people who believe that
soymilk is hazardous to one's
If you met a believer of 'the world is flat'
you have trouble taking seriously
anything else that person might tell
Sally Fallon and Dr. Mercola believe the last
statements. They argue that saturated animal
fat is a blessing in
disguise. These two
nincompoopers also preach that soy is dangerous,
despite the fact that societies using soy for
thousands of years
(Chinese, Japanese, and
Koreans) have extremely low rates of cancer,
heart disease, and osteoporosis.
I have not yet asked Sally or
whether they believe that the world is flat,
or why the
sun rises or sets. Regardless, let
the sun set on their pro-animal fat
Most physicians, dieticians,
and health officials advise that saturated
be limited or eliminated from
How much saturated
animal fat and how many
calories are found in one quart of the
following liquid refreshments?
Water = 0 grams of saturated animal
fat, 0 calories
Soymilk = 0 grams of saturated animal fat, 323 calories
Skim milk = 1 gram of saturated animal fat, 343 calories
Beer = 0 grams
of saturated animal fat, 400 calories
1% milk = 6 grams of saturated
animal fat, 410 calories
2% milk = 12 grams of saturated animal fat, 488
Whole milk = 20 grams of saturated animal fat, 595 calories
Ben & Jerry's Melted Vanilla Ice Cream = 97 grams of
fat (no wonder Ben had quadruple bypass
surgery), 2,352 calories.
Have you seen the little piggies?
20 medium slices of cooked bacon
(raw product packed
so to the pound) contain 730 calories and 22 grams of
A non-vegan would consume 47% more satured animal
fat and 6% more calories by eating one quart of Ben
& Jerry's rich
vanilla ice cream than by eating
three pounds (60 slices) of bacon.
A non-vegan would consume 6% more calories in a glass
of skim milk
thaN in an equal portion of soymilk.
Is there fat is soymilk? Of
course there is. Guilty as
charged. Soymilk fats are named Omega 3 and