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5 Fats that don’t make you Fat

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Fat! (Photo credit: LexnGer)

This is a great article on 5 fats that don’t make you fat from “Food Matters”:

  1. Coconut Oil
  2. Nuts
  3. avocados
  4. Seeds
  5. Olive Oil

Notice that these good foods are all plant-protein based foods. We need to rethink how we viewed foods in the past. Our bodies need fats especially our brains. Some fats are very bad for you and others are good. Which type are you eating?

 

What is Healthy Eating?

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Harvard School of Public Health

Harvard School of Public Health (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Harvard School of Public Health says,1. Use liquid plant oils for cooking and baking.
2. Ditch the trans fat.
3. Switch from butter to soft tub margarine.
4. Eat at least one good source of omega-3 fats each day

5. Cut back on red meat, cheese, milk, and ice cream.

 

I agree with these guidelines except the last one. The so-called white meat is about 85% the fat of red, so you are not getting a low-fat amount. We have been marketed that white meat is so much healthier than red. It is close to the fat of red and should also be avoided or cut back on.

Having Problems loosing Weight?

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Olive Oil

Olive Oil (Photo credit: desegura89)

America is getting fatter each year. It’s happening to younger and younger people. It is a very sad situation because this leads to more illness, chronic disease and unhappiness in life.  It can be avoided if we ate correctly! The four evils in America are Fat, Sugar, Wheat and Salt. We do need some fat for our brains to operate properly. Eat good fat like Olive Oil and avocados and fish. Avoid completely fried foods which use bad fats and are loaded with calories. Avoid sweets. This seems hard to do for someone who is addicted. After 3 or 4 days the sugar addiction goes away and you wont have as strong a craving. If you give in and some sweets, the cravings will continue on and on. Wheat turns to sugar in the body and can spike your blood sugar levels. Fruits are OK since the sugars are contained in fiber which release them slowly in our bodies. They do nor spike the blood sugar levels. Avoid cereals completely except oatmeal! Cereal has added sugar, salt and wheat. They will spike your blood sugar levels. Finally salt. Salt comes in supper high levels in processed foods. Don’t eat them! Soups can have as much as a half a day’s salt levels in one portion! Make your own from scratch and control how much salt you add. It is not the salt shaker that hurts (unless you use it excessively) but the processed foods that come with hidden salt that we can’t even taste. Remember you are in control of your health, not your doctor and certainly not your government. Decide today to take control back.

The 100 Million Diabetic Problem in America!

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English: The blue circle is the global symbol ...

English: The blue circle is the global symbol for diabetes, introduced by the International Diabetes Federation with the aim of giving diabetes a common identity, supporting existing efforts to raise awareness of diabetes and placing the diabetes epidemic firmly in the public spotlight. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Neal Bernard, clinical researcher and founder of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), spoke at TEDxFremont conference recently. This horrible disease puts us at risk of amputations, heart disease and blindness. What is worse, Neal says, is that we are exporting this disease overseas. The truth is diabetes has never gotten better! With all our medicines and medical procedures it continues to grow and claim more American lives. He says glucose is needed in each of our muscle cells but to get in, it needs a key! If the lock is blocked, the key won’t work. What is blocking these locks? It’s FAT! That is what diabetes is, the lack of the cell’s ability to get glucose because the locks governing it are blocked by fat. Dr Bernard speaks of one participant in a study he did that changed his diet from fatty foods to fruits, vegetables, carbs, etc but no meat or oils. Soon this person’s diabetes disappeared! His erectile dysfunction disappeared as well. Can it be that simple? YES YES YES Change your diet and live a healthy life. Watch this 18 minute video by Dr Bernard and understand how to defeat the killer we call diabetes! Another fact is Americans eat more than 1 million animals per hour! No wonder we have a diabetes epidemic. Diabetes is reversible, if you have it please watch these 18 minutes.

Bad Foods

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Cheeseburger 20 years ago had 333 calories wel...

Cheeseburger 20 years ago had 333 calories well a modern cheeseburger contains 590 calories. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Yahoo ran an article titled “Diet Busting Foods you Should Avoid”. They said in this article: “A 2,000-calorie-a-day diet should have no more than 66 grams of fat, less than 20 grams saturated; 2,400 milligrams of sodium; and 300 grams of total carbohydrate, including sugars.” They describe in this article bad foods such as:
a) A 20 oz smoothie that has 1044 calories, 35g fat and 120g of sugar
b) 20 oz Grande that has 510 calories, 19g fat and 16g of sugar
c) Milkshake that has 2010 calories, 131g fat (68g saturated) and 153g sugar
d) A pretzel dog that has 610 calories, 29g fat (13g saturated) and 1,150mg sodium
e) Cinnamon Pecan Bun that has 1092 calories, 56g fat and 47g sugar
f) Chicken Wings that have 550 calories, 18g fat, 27g sugar and 2,520mg sodium
There are plenty more examples in this article. Read it and wonder. It is no wonder America is getting fatter!