Simply Amazing Coconut Oil

coconut_oilPopulations that eat a lot of coconut are in excellent health. Western nations pale in health compared to populations that eat a large percentage of calories from coconuts. Coconut oil is used extensively in tropical countries like the Philippines and India.

Coconut oil is different from other cooking oils because it contains a unique composition of fatty acids that are 90% saturated making coconut oil highly resistant to oxidation at high heats. Because of this, it is the perfect oil for high-heat cooking methods like frying.

Although saturated fats were demonized unfairly a few decades ago by science gone wrong, new studies show no association between saturated fat and heart disease.

Coconut oil consists almost entirely of Medium Chain Triglycerides, fatty acids that travel from the digestive tract to the liver as ketone bodies; they provide a quick source of energy. [Read more…]

The Importance of Dietary Fats

good fatsMany people believe that cutting dietary fats is the route to go in order to stay lean. However, this is not quite an accurate picture and despite what you’ve been told, fat isn’t always the bad guy when it comes to waistline wars.

Truth is, dietary fats are also extremely important for success. When you go about your day to day activities, you can easily utilize dietary fat as a fuel source and in fact, this is actually preferable because then you will be sparing your glucose stores.

Futhermore, dietary fats have absolutely no influence on blood glucose levels so they’ll help to keep your energy level very stable over time. Combined with a good source of protein and your energy level will stay consistent for hours at a stretch.

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Evil Trans Fats

french friesEvidence of the close link between the quality of the food we eat and our personal health and disease is becoming clearer. Preventing disease is not just about eating less or even losing weight. It is about making better choices in our food selections.

Our diets need to be cleaner. They should include proteins, grass fed meats, free range poultry and eggs, ocean fish, vegetables, fruits and whole grains. We should avoid sugars, unhealthy fats, preservatives, artificial colors, flavors, chemicals and unhealthy food preparation. Any heavily processed food or “junk” foods should also be eliminated from our diet. [Read more…]