Fat is GOOD for you

I, for one, rejoiced at Mark Bittman’s “Butter is Back” article in the New York Times.

He cites a meta study which shows there is no evidence that saturated fats increase the risk of heart disease. Guess what does? Sugar and ultra processed foods.

The truth is, we’ve been seeing this for years if we look closely.

Consider this:

In the past several decades, Americans have consumed less fat and yet we have become more obese, more diabetic and have higher rates of heart disease.

Further, the more saturated fat one eats, the lower serum cholesterol. (Framingham Heart Study, Dr Castelli 1992)

When I started eating more fat, I lost about 5 pounds. Finally satisfied, I ate less and felt happier. If you’re feeling unsatisfied or craving sugar, try adding more good fat. Aim to get about 20-25% of calories from fat.

Good Fats

*Salmon, walnuts & flax seeds, which are high in Omega 3s, anti-inflammatories that prevent disease.

*Natural saturated fat from antibiotic free meat and eggs, pasture fed dairy, nuts and avocados.

*Olive and Coconut oil

Avoid

Trans fats or hydrogenated oils and poly-saturated vegetable oils such as soy, canola, corn, safflower and sunflower oils.

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Enjoy,

Adelma

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