Foolish and Ignorant Government Attempt to Fight Obesity

The country of Denmark is attempt to battle the problem of obesity in a way that is entirely counterproductive -- the country is instituting the first-ever “fat tax”.  Since the 1st of October, Danes have seen a price increase in products that are high in saturated fats

Butter, oils, and high-fat dairy products have seen the biggest price increases.

According to Time Magazine:

“The results of this tax will no doubt be closely watched by Britain, as more than 20% of the British population is obese ... The world will be watching Denmark to see whether monetary incentive will make for a healthier nation.”

Of course, the effort is doomed to fail.  The idea that saturated fats are responsible for obesity is simply a myth that has been harming your health for the last 30 or 40 years. The truth is, saturated fats from provide the building blocks for cell membranes and a variety of hormones and hormone like substances.   When you eat saturated fats as part of your meal, they slow down absorption so that you can go longer without feeling hungry. In addition, they act as carriers for important fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K.

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