The different Fats and their effects on our Bodies
In our modern world, a lot of people have a problem with digesting fat. This is especially true when people have had their gallbladder removed. Why is it that this type of operation is so often performed to start with. One big reason lies in the way we are eating. Our diets are too high in Sugar and processed carbohydrates and that can harm us as it makes us have insulin resistance.
To support a healthy digestive activity it might be a good idea to take a supplement which includes an enzyme with a combination of Ox Bile, Amylase, Protease, and Lipase so your gallbladder can function well and is also good for optimal fat and lipid utilization. This type of supplement should be taken before each meal.
The different Fats we eat
It is important to check which type of fat we have in our diets. Do not eat refined cooking oils like corn or soy. Fried foods and also margarine is to be avoided. These fats are dangerous to your health as they are trans fats because they create inflammation and are linked to heart disease.
You will find healthy oil in avocados, you can eat one a day if you like, extra virgin olive oil, unrefined coconut oil, olives, seeds and nuts, and butter from grass-fed cows as well as their meat.
Coconut oil is Healthy
I would like to go a bit more in-depth on Coconut oil. The reason being that the information out there is contradictory and like that is confusing the people. When there appears an article in the USA Today with the headline “ Coconut Oil is not Healthy. It has never been Healthy” What would you think? Probably you would think I better steer clear of this oil. This is absolutely wrong as there is not 1 single study which shows that coconut oil causes heart disease.
The American Heart Association (AHA) has still not acknowledged this fact.
It will still take a while until we come to recognize that a low-fat diet does not save us from heart disease. It is the opposite, a low-fat diet can significantly contribute to heart disease. The AHA has been broadcasting that “fat is bad and will kill you” How wrong they are.
We were told to eat a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet and eat lots of starchy carbs. AHA gets a lot of money from cereal makers. It is argued that cereals are fat-free but often hold up to over 70 % in sugar. So you can imagine that eating cereals are bad for you, period.
The people in the South Pacific have used coconut oil for thousands of years without any ill effect.
It has quite some health benefits like raising your HDL, the good cholesterol.
People from those cultures who have a high intake of this oil, sometimes like 60 % of their diets, have no heart disease. Coconut oil is also anti-fungal and anti-microbial and it contains lauric acid which is a great help for your immune function.
Our Personal Responsibility
We are responsible for our own health that is why we have to be informed well about the different options we have. The AHA has invented the “heart healthy” label so when you go shopping you can easily find these “healthy” foods. Most of the time you end up buying something which is low in fat and high on sugar.
The AHA is against healthy fats and promotes fats like canola oil, for sure an oil to be completely avoided. One should ask the question who sponsors the AHA and then come to one’s own conclusion.
Dr. Mark Hyman has written extensively on Healthy Fats. He is a well known and respected doctor.
He has written numerous books, you might care to look at this one, “Eat Fat, Get Thin Cookbook”.
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