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How Fats are Good

What You Need to Know about Fats

Fats are more important than you know.  The trick is learning which ones are the best for your and why.    Good fats help you maintain your energy levels. I have personally found that by eating a tablespoon of Virgin Coconut oil in the am and pm I have increased my energy levels two-fold and have successfully managed chronic fatigue.  

Healthy Fats are:
Preferred fuel for your heart Useful antiviral agents (caprylic acid) Useful for lowering cholesterol levels (palmitic and stearic acids)
Carriers for important fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K, and required for the conversion of carotene to vitamin A, for mineral absorption, and for a host of other biological processes Effective as an anticaries, antiplaque and anti fungal agents (lauric acid) Modulators of genetic regulation and prevent cancer (butyric acid)

Sources of healthy fats are:
Olives and Olive oil (for cold dishes) Coconuts, and coconut oil (for all types of cooking and baking) Butter made from raw grass-fed organic milk
Raw Nuts, such as, almonds or pecans Organic pastured egg yolks Avocados
Grass fed meats Palm oil Unheated organic nut oils

Another healthful fat you want to be mindful of is animal-based omega-3 found in Hemp Oil & Fish Oil.   Deficiency in this essential fat can cause or contribute to very serious health problems, both mental and physical, and may be a significant underlying factor of up to 96,000 premature deaths each year.

Fats are important to maintain fuel, energy, clarity, weight, and overall health.  Fats can be very useful when you are trying to get away from sugar and many have found that it helped the body overcome the sugar withdrawal.

Ultimately, if you leave a PH balanced life you'll want to include healthy fats into the equation to help your body function at it's fullest capacity.

A great example menu for the day would include:

  • Am:  Egg (whites cooked, yolk not cooked), Grapefruit and Avocado
  • Lunch:  Cabbage wrap with whatever you would put on a sandwich (add avocado, olive oil, hemp oil, etc)
  • Pm:  Flash stir fry veggies with fish, cooked in coconut oil and a tablespoon of olive oil added after removed from the heat.
  • In Between:  Snack on almonds, sour fruits, raw veggies, and seeds

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