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Issue #77 - Fats For Your Health
September 30, 2009

Fats For Your Health

If you listen to the news, watch TV, read magazines and newspapers, you might believe that fats are bad for you and that low fat and non fat options are best for your health. But is that really true?

The truth of the matter is that your body needs healthy fats, including healthy saturated fats. Some of the benefits of satruated fats include:
  • maintaining the integrity of the cell membranes
  • utilization of calcium in your bones
  • enhancing immune system functon
  • proper utilization of essential fatty acids and omega-3 fats
Read more about the benefits of saturated fats here.

One of the best, if not the all time best saturated fat is coconut oil. Unlike most other saturated fats that are composed of long chain triglycerides, coconut oil is composed mostly of medium chain triglycerides. This is important because fats composed of long chain triglycerides pass through the bloodstream. Coconut oil, with its medium chain triglycerides, does not enter the bloodstream, but goes directly to your liver and provides energy for your cells.

Saturated fat has been accused of
clogging your arteries and contributing to heart disease. When the fat in artery clogs has been evaluated, it was found that only about 26% was saturated fat. Over 50% was from polyunsaturated fat! You may want to read that again ... Over 50% of the fat found in artery clogs was from polyunsaturated fat! Source. So, polyunsaturated fats are the dangerous fats you need to be concerned about.

The worst polyunsaturated fats are
  • soy oil
  • corn oil
  • sunflower oil
  • safflower oil
The healthiest fat to include in your diet is coconut oil. Not just any coconut oil ... Extra virgin, raw unprocessed coconut oil.

Coconut oil is antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial. It is effective against candida. It is protective against many common diseases that are rampant today, including heart disease and diabetes.
Coconut oil is good for cooking, including frying, baking and eating.

Learn more about the amazing health benefits of coconut oil.

The coconut as a whole is a healthy food. Cultures in the coconut growing regions of the world, that have not succumbed to western fast food diets remain the healthiest people in the world with the lowest disease rates.

Coconut water, from the inside of the coconut, is rich in minerals and electrolytes and is a refreshing beverage as well as an excellent electrolyte replacement beverage for sports. Coconut water does have a high natural sugar content, so would not be recommended for those with candida or blood sugar problems. Give it to your kids instead of the chemical beverages on the market.  You can easily find it in health food stores.


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To schedule your no charge evaluation, send me an e-mail with NO CHARGE EVALUATION in the subject line. Tell me what your concerns are, what times you are available, and what time zone you're in. I will send you an e-mail with your appointment date and time, and the phone number for you to call.

Written by Christine H. Farlow, D.C.
Your Personal Online Healthy Eating Coach
(c) copyright 2009

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