The misconception that fats is a main contributor to weight gain has been overturned. In fact, good fat speeds up the metabolism. By eating for health and not for low calories one can in turn live a life that is well balanced and at a healthy body weight. This doesn’t mean you can grab a block of cheese and jump on your couch in front of your TV and start chomping your way to skinny. The problem with this is that we may gain weight from eating cheese not only because it is rich in fat, but mostly due to its high acidic level and inflammatory affects to the body. In response to high pH acid, the body creates fat cells to store the acid. Almonds have 70% fat, and pork has only 58%. However, pork has one of the highest acid values, -38, while almonds are alkaline forming, +3. Cucumbers and watermelons are so alkalizing that they can neutralize the acidifying effect of eating beef. This is why it is very important to know the pH index of all foods, showing the food’s ability to alkalize the body. Please see the reference links to pH Food Indexes.
The so-called “bad” cholesterol, lipoprotein (LDL) is made by our own liver in order to bind the toxins and deactivate the acidic waste that came from certain food, not to cause arteriosclerosis (3).
Resources regarding Grass Fed http://www.mercola.com/beef/health_benefits.htm