Add Healthy Fats To Your Diet

“Getting the right kind of fat in your diet is important. Cheap low grade fats like corn oil, soybean oil and canola oil are not good for us in the long term. Partially hydrogenated fats are the worst, found in cookies and crackers, margarine and butter spreads, these are highly processed and damaged fats. Healthy fats are the natural fats found in avocado, chia seeds and wild caught salmon, high in anti- inflammatory omega 3 fatty acids” – Mike Adams

The downside for consumers is the dangerous trans fats that are formed with hydrogenation. The ingestion of partially hydrogenated vegetable oils and the trans fats that are formed with this process have been linked to increases in cancer, heart disease, and many other chronic degenerative disorders. What is wrong with trans fats? Trans fats, formed during hydrogenation, are actually toxic substances for our cell membranes. When our cells contain an overabundance of trans fats, the cells become leaky and distorted. This can promote vitamin and mineral deficiencies. It is not always easy to make sense of the research on trans fats but here’s the short answer: if you can avoid trans fats, you should.

Have you tried a ‘fat-free’ diet before and it didn’t really work like you expected it to? You thought you were going to shed pounds of fat, when you actually only shed half of that? You ended up getting frustrated and gave up on the diet – wondering why it didn’t work. Truth of the matter is…we all actually need fat in our diet. Fat helps your body absorb nutrients, helps the transmission of information in your nerves, and keeping your cell membranes healthy. Good fats help to lower your total cholesterol. They also help to get rid of the bad cholesterol by raising your good cholesterol. Good fat can also help to cushion and protect the internal organs of your body, while transporting the fat soluble vitamins A, D, K, E throughout your body. Good fats are an essential part of any flat stomach diet as they are a source of energy. The good fat becomes a concentrated source of energy that will help you lose weight. A fun way to get healthy fats is through flavored olive oil.

Implementation: Add healthy fats to your diet by keeping walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts and cashews on hand to snack on. Add avocado to your salads. Supplement your diet with fish oils.

Affirmation: I truly believe that we are here to bless and prosper each other. I reflect

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