Why does the body produce fat?
Did you know that the Bible strongly advises against eating the fat and blood of an animal? In fact, in Leviticus chapter 7 and verse 23 says: “you shall not eat any fat . . . you shall by no means eat it” . . . and in verse 26 it says, “you shall not eat any blood in any of your dwellings.”
Why would God be so adamant against the eating of specifically the fat and the blood? To find that answer lets review a little on what fat is and how it is produced.
First, while the number of fat cells in the body remains relatively constant, the body is continually producing more as they are broken down. This happens either through lipogenesis (creating fat from non-fat sources) in the liver, or by storing the dietary fats during insulin spikes.
The problem isn’t foremost that fat cells are produced, or the adipose tissue is storing energy but that the fat cells begin storing toxins. You see, most toxins are fat soluble and are therefore stored in the fatty tissues like the brain, nerves, glands, and even the areas you aren’t so proud of on your body. Blood is the chief carrier for toxins and other impurities in the body; transporting them to organs such as the lungs, liver, and kidneys to release these waste products.
When you eat the fat or the blood of the animal, think now about what you are consuming. Ever heard the old adage ‘you are what you eat?’ Your body takes in the toxins from these animals an
d assimilates them into the body! Furthermore, overeating or eating too often increases the amount of dietary fats and can increase the fats in the blood, fermentation in the stomach, and overall toxins throughout the body.
According to 2020 statistics, over 40% of adults aged 20 and older are now considered obese. Excessive body fat is linked to heart attacks, diabetes, stroke, breast cancer, and many other conditions. For your health and for the health of your loved ones please learn to watch what you eat, how you eat, and when you eat.
God Bless You!
Bible references in New King James Version