10 Things You Didn’t Know About Fats…

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1. We need to avoid foods high in excessive omega 6 fats,
especially processed foods that contain soybean, cottonseed, corn and safflower oils

2. Fish oil, a highly unsaturated fat which is also one of the
healthiest, most anti-aging compounds on the planet, is nonetheless made up of delicate fatty acids extremely vulnerable to damage from both heat and oxygen (that’s why you can’t cook with either fish oil or flaxseed oil)

3. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant and will protect the delicate structures of the omega-3 fatty acids in fish (and flax)

4. Throw Out Your Margarine: Probably one of the biggest mistakes the health establishment ever made was the promotion of this ridiculously unhealthy butter substitute

5. Monounsaturated fats like those found in olives, olive oil, almonds, hazelnuts and avocados are very stable fats that have many benefits

6. We eat far too many fats from vegetable oils and not nearly enough from fish, for example, and this unhealthy imbalance is thought to be a major contributor to a host of common health problems

7. Don’t Be A Fat-Phobic: The wholesale avoidance of fat that has become the mantra of the diet industry is not only misguided, it’s downright unhealthy. Without fat, we can’t absorb the important fat-soluble vitamins such as vitamin E

8. The saturated fat found in coconut oil is a particular type of fat known as MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides). MCTs are metabolized in the body differently from other saturated fats. They’re rarely stored as body fat- the body prefers to use them for energy, almost like carbohydrates– though they don’t raise blood sugar the way carbs do

9. Omega-6 fatty acids predominate in the most commonly used vegetable oils…corn, soy, canola, safflower, cottonseed, and sunflower. The only common exceptions are olive oil, macadamia nut oil, canola oil, and “hi-oleic” sunflower or safflower oils

10. The average American’s diet now provides 20 or more parts omega-6s to one part omega-3s… a whopping seven times or more higher than the three-to-one intake ratio shown to deter major diseases and promote optimal health

Bonus:The yolk contains the superstars of eye nutrition, utein and xeazanthin which need fat to be absorbed properly. Egg yolks are an important source phosphatidylcholine an important nutrient for brain health