De-bunking the fat myths!
It’s fats that have been ‘messed’ about with and refined sugars/carbohydrates that make you fat.
The Food Industry
Commercial, processed foods are designed to make you buy more and more because this makes business sense, however in the process consumer’s health is being high-jacked and we are all being conned. As reported in the Lancet “More than 40 years of nutritional policy has advocated for a low fat diet, but we’re seeing little impact on rising levels of obesity.”
Low fat, so called health products, are generally high in sugar and with added flavour enhancers to get you buying and craving for more.
Many commercial foods are cooked at very high temperatures which damages fats, creating trans-fats and making them toxic to the body.
The cells of our body are hindered from working efficiently by highly processed foods and especially processed fats. These cause damage to cell health, which affects the storage of fat in the body and the management of blood sugar.
Sugar – the Storer of Fat & Demon of Health and Weight
Foods high in sugars/refined carbohydrates such as biscuits, cakes, pastries, processed white bread products, crisps, refined and processed breakfast cereals, chocolate products etc. cause blood sugar spikes very quickly and when your pancreas senses high blood sugar levels, it will secrete something called insulin which is the fat storing hormone. The blood sugar is directed into cells, especially liver cells, muscle cells and other cells to be used as energy. But if the excess energy is not used it is stored as fat.
Regular blood sugar spikes leads to poor energy, fatty liver, poor heart and artery health, type 2 diabetes, and not least encourage Alzhiemer’s, Cancers and all the degenerative diseases. For more on this see this British Medical Journal Click here to read article
The Good Fats We Need – A Must For Health & Weight
Food quality not calories is the key to health and weight management. To read the latest ‘National Obesity Forum’ guidelines: Click here to read article
A traditional Mediteranean type diet with plenty of Omega rich oils – olive oil, olives, seeds and nuts, oily fish like salmon, mackerel, sardines, trout, herrings (cold water fish) are good for health and weight management – From the Lancet:- Click here to read article
Unrefined Omega oils are good for the health of the brain, nerve messaging systems, cell health and blood sugar management, heart health and more.
So stop counting calories and choose good oils, as close to how nature intended as possible, for good health and to manage your weight in a healthy way.
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