The body requires some fat from food. It helps the body absorb some vitamins and minerals.
Good fats include monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats.
Separating Fat from Fiction: 10 Fat Facts You Need to Know by Mark Hyman, MD
Eat Good Fats – Diet Program by Isabel De Los Rios
Ways to Live a “Healthy Fat” Lifestyle
“DO NOT COOK” with and stay away from canola oil, hydrogenated oils, vegetable oils and processed oils
Cook with coconut oil or real butter (grassfed butter highly recommended)
Although olive oil is most beneficial in its raw form, it may be used for cooking when lightly sautéing or cooking with low heat
Eat foods that include healthy fats such as oily fish like salmond and sardines, avocados, organic eggs, and grass-fed meats and pastured poultry.
Include healthy sources of fat in your diet and stay away from processed foods
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
Dr. Frank Sacks, Professor of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health states that fatty acids are needed for numerous body functions. Once again, balance is the key in nourishing the body’s cells, so too with all fatty acid intake and their function in our bodies.
Added to fatty acids many important functions, is energy storage. Interestingly, again showing the body’s ingenuity; if glucose (a type of necessary good sugar) isn’t available for energy, the body uses fatty acids to fuel the cells instead.
Omega-3s move oxygen through the bloodstream to all parts of the body. These essential nutrients aid cell function in many ways: they are crucial for brain function, heart function, normal growth development; aids cell membrane development, strength, and function, and they are necessary for strong organs and tissues. Our bodies cannot make omega-3 fats, we must get them through our food or when necessary, additionally through pure food supplementation. Consult a wellness professional for science-based real-food supplementation.
Omega-6s is an essential fatty acid, are also needed for brain function and the healthy production and maintenance of our bone, skin and hair; the regulation of our metabolism; and reproductive function.Our bodies cannot make Omega-6 fats, we must get them through food. There is an abundance of Omega-6 in the western diet and is important to have a balance with the Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-6/Omega-3 ratio that is too high can contribute to excess inflammation in the body, leaving a potential risk to many different dis-eases. “Choose Organic for all three”
Omega-9: Unlike Omega-3 and Omega -6 fatty acids, our body is capable of manufacturing omega-9 fatty acids. Therefore, it is not as critical that we get them directly from the diet as so for omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Omega-9 fatty acids are derived from monounsaturated fats: the omega-3 and 6 are derived from polyunsaturated fats. General health benefits of Omega-9 fatty acids include: improving cholesterol levels, proper heart health and improving immune system functioning. (See juicing section for immune system information.)
Balancing The Omegas
Three beneficial ways to optimize your balance of the Omega fats:
- Avoid vegetable oils high in Omega-6 (and the processed foods that contain them).
- Eat plenty of Omega-3 rich animals, including something from the sea at least once or twice a week.
- If needed, supplement with an Omega-3 source like fish oil.
organic olive oil
organic flax seed oil
organic walnut seed oil
*Non-GMO Organic Vegetables oils
Omega Food Sources:
clean fresh water algae
non vegetables sources
organic free range eggs
Wild Alaskan Salmon
Wild Australian Salmon
Wild Hawaiian Salmon