Natural News Blog.14-“Wellnessman” Endorses Eating “Healthy Fats”
“Wellnessman” wants to set the record straight. ‘Low-fat” and “No fat” diets are bad for your health! “Trans fats”, found in processed foods, are indeed very unhealthy. So are the fats found in all vegetable oils. But if you can add healthy monounsaturated fat to your diet, they will keep your body functioning well. Your body needs fat and cholesterol too! It is the main structure in every cell membrane in your body. It is found in abundance on nerve tissue and in your brain. Fat is not what makes you fat! Simple carbohydrates and sugar are what makes you fat. They also spike your blood sugar and raise your insulin levels. Over time, with a high carbohydrate diet, you can develop “insulin resistance” which is a precursor to diabetes. You will also gain extra weight as your body takes the simple carbohydrates found in all “white flour” (white bread, cakes, cookies, pastries etc.) and turns it into fat.
When product say “fat-free” that means it has undergone a chemical process to remove fat, but the healthy fat has been replaced with artificial chemicals which your body does not recognize. This leads you down a slippery slope of weight gain, which becomes an “open invitation” welcoming diabetes and other potential diseases into the mix.
So what are some healthy fats? One great one is “Extra-virgin Olive oil”. This is a better option to put on your salad as opposed to “fat- free” dressing. You do not want to cook with it though. For that, you’re better off using regular olive oil at low to medium heat. Believe it or not, butter is a much better option than margarine, which is full of chemicals and other artificial ingredients. Coconut oil is another healthy fat. It is made up of medium chain fatty acids that your brain loves to feed on, at the expense of sugar. There have even been studies showing that taking coconut oil can prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease. Finally avocado/guacamole is another healthy fat to add to your dietary regimen. Look to add it as a topping to as many foods as possible. “Wellnessman” adds this to his veggie burger and his Spanish omelets. A handful of almonds, walnuts or pistachios are also a great snack that will not spike your blood sugar yet leave you feeling full. They are also chock-full of healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
In conclusion, “Wellnessman” endorses a diet emphasizing “healthy fats” (in small quantities though!) and de-emphasizing “simple carbohydrates”. With lean protein (preferably “veggie”) as the centerpiece, you can lose weight more easily with this approach to eating.
“Wellnessman” invites you to climb aboard the “Wellness Wagon” by eating small amounts of “healthy fats”. Walk strong… with orthotics.
Natural News Blog 14 Sources
1.”Monounsaturated Fats.” Monounsaturated Fats. American Heart Association, 7 Oct. 2015. Web. 20 Oct. 2015.
- “Healthy Eating for a Healthy Weight.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 15 May 2015. Web. 20 Oct. 2015.
- Toole, Michelle. “Top 10 Healthy Eating Tips.” Healthy Holistic Living. N.p., 13 Jan. 2014. Web. 20 Oct. 2015.