Let’s Chew The Fat, On Fats!

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Ya’ll know that fat is not bad right?

Fat doesn’t make you fat, doesn’t cause heart disease or many of the other health issues it has been falsely accused of creating.

Fat is good for you.  Not all fats but many.

So how can you tell what fat is good for you and what is not.

That’s where I come in, InfoWoman – able to leap information overload in a single bound!

So what’s so great about some of the more common everyday oils?

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Coconut Oil: I think the tastiest of all the oils and probably the most useful.  Besides it’s obvious skin, hair and nail uses, this oil lowers cholesterol, helps with weight-loss, slow and even stops tooth decay when swished in your mouth daily, it can increase your energy and has been medically proven to improve your memory and cognitive skills. That is a double fist pump on that one. And damn ladies, it adds the most awesome taste to, oatmeal, sauteed veggies, soups and smoothies..get a little bit of the “islands” in your everyday food.  Yeah I’m getting ready to make dinner here.

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Olive Oil: Lowers your risk of cancer, heart disease, lowers your cholesterol and blood-pressure and helps you feel full faster and has been linked to weight-loss.

Flax Seed Oil: This oil is becoming hugely popular and it is the main oil we use on our salads.  It is super high in Omega 3 fatty acid – best know for heart protection, brain and neurological enhancement and anti-inflammatory properties.  It is a natural laxative and is know to be beneficial to those with digestive diseases and issues. It also promotes healthy hair, skin and nails, eases the symptoms of menopause (shout out on that one, ladies) and reduces your risk for cancer.  We blast our salads with flaxseed oil and apple cider vinegar and ohhh yum, it tastes as good as it works!

Butter: Is making a huge comeback after being much maligned  and replaced by margarine. Butter is super rich in vitamins: A,E, K,D Selenium, it’s has anti-cancer, anti-tooth decay, anti joint stiffness properties that make it a power house. It even enhances brain function.  I’ll take pat of that please! And for those of us that have lactose issues – it is much easier to tolerate than other forms of dairy.  It is very important you buy organic and raw if possible. Take that margarine.

Avocado: So creamy and gorgeous but the fat in avocados is incredible.  It lowers cholesterol , blood pressure and the risk of hear diseases, promotes eye health, regulates blood sugar, reduces the risk of cancer, strokes, promotes weight-loss, anti-aging and increases nutrient absorption.

Are you seeing a pattern here?

Fish Oil: Usually take in supplement form but has all the same properties as the fats listed above.  Do your research to make sure your supplement is the cleanest possible and actually has the components listed.

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Nuts, Seeds and Nut oils: Almonds, Walnut, Macadamia Nut etc. – nut oils are also awesome  – even though I would eat the nuts over the oil. Same properties apply to these gems also.  Incredible!  I eat a handful of almonds or walnuts every day!

Vegetable Oil/Canola: I avoid these like the plague – they are high in Omega 6 fatty acids, a fat in which we  are abundant and not in a good way.  Many of these oils contain heavily GMO issues and have added chemicals.  When baking I usually coconut oil.

So I hope this info has been enlightening, and gave you some information about the importance of eating good fats.

The health benefits are incredible.

Now go cook something delicious and remember

You Deserve to be Healthy!

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