I’m not much of a coffee drinker. Coffee, after all, is made from roasted (burned) coffee beans (and by the way, neither coffee beans nor cocoa beans are actually beans). Burning changes molecules from natural to unnatural. Any food that’s burned contains toxic molecules that have been changed from their natural state to something that is not found in fresh whole raw organic foods, and these now unnatural molecules can hurt your health. Nature’s standard for foods that sustain health has always been the same: fresh, whole, raw and organic.
Once in a while, especially when traveling, I like to get a latte. I like the coffee fragrance, and yes, I like both the buzz and the bowel regulation benefits of coffee. I used to ask for it to be made with liquid whipping cream (34% butterfat) instead of milk. Or at least, I would have it with half and half (10% butterfat), or with coffee cream (18% butterfat). I do it less often now. But I want to make a point about fat.
The barista making it for me would to look at me weird when I asked for it. This would usually lead to a short conversation on fats and getting fat. We live in a world where most people still think that fat (or cream) will make us fat. ‘Eat fat; get fat!!’ Right? NO! It’s not true. That idea, though it seems logical, is completely wrong. It’s not how your body works. Your body NEVER worked that way, and it will never work that way.
For 30 years, I’ve been trying to correct that misconception, but despite my efforts, many of you still believe that carbohydrates are good and fats are bad for you. I’ll have to yell louder. Our knowledge is slowly changing but let me here yell a bit more.
SUGAR in your coffee MAKES you FAT, but CREAM in your coffee DOES NOT! The buns and pastries you eat with it make you fat, but butter does not.