Nope! Surprisingly, there are healthy fatty foods that
you can eat...
And I know all about the confusing information out there
-- it just drives me nuts. Tons of people say no this, no
that and the real truth of the matter is you don't know
what their actual agenda is...
So today, I am going to ask you to open up your mind
because some of what I say is going to be contrary to the
politically correct media and nutritional advice that is
And yeah, many of the advice is being dispensed by
doctors, so-called health experts and the granddaddy of
them all -- the mass media.
The way I figure it out is all the usual suspects above
treat everyone like you and me like mushrooms. Shovel
manure over us and keep us in the dark with confusing and
To start with, we absolutely NEED healthy fats in our
daily diet! It is so vitally important to our overall
health. Did you know that fats are critically needed for
all the cell membranes in our body? However, if you eat the
processed foods that contains chemically altered fats --
guess what? Your cells ain't gonna be happy...
It means your cellular functions won't work right. It
means your body has to work harder to find the right fats
to repair and maintain the cells. It means you have greater
risk of degenerative diseases.
You need healthy fats for creating energy, for breaking
down vitamins and minerals. And so on and on...
In short, FATS are absolutely, critically needed for a
lots of important functions in your body -- and if you
listen the one of the most dangerous advice you hear from
all those so-called health experts listed above... about
following a restricted fat diet or even a no-fat
Don't do it! You are putting yourself in great danger!
It is one of the most unbelievable piece of garbage
information about health that I have ever heard!
And if you think about it, or even followed that advice
for a period of time... did you lose your body fat? I'm
And no wonder... fat is also critical to digesting your
food intake. You NEED healthy fats to lose body fat, to
become lean and healthy. To be disease-free.
So don't fall for that clap trap. It is utter nonsense
and I think the whole reasoning behind that is the hysteria
that if you have excess body fat, restricting your fat
intake will force your body to use up the internal fat.
That simply isn't true.
Let's use some hard, cold facts. There is a researcher
by the name of Dr. Mary Enig who is a P.H.D., and one of
the leading experts on fats -- she said that there is very
little scientific evidence supporting the theory that high
fat diets is bad for us.
Let's use a real world example. Hundreds of years ago...
the Pacific Islanders had a typical diet of mostly
coconuts. As you know, Coconuts is saturated fats. And in
spite of getting 75% to 66% of their total daily calories
in Coconuts, these Pacific Islanders enjoyed a very healthy
life -- free from heart diseases and obesity.
But modern Pacific Islanders eat typical western diets
that are unhealthy and many of them are obese or fat... but
that is another story for another time.
My point is, even if you eat a diet that is mostly
saturated fats -- you would be healthier than anyone who
followed a no-fat diet.
Another example would be the traditional diets of
Eskimos. Their diet has the same proportion of fat as the
Pacific Islanders did because they ate whale blubber, seal
fat, and cold water fish. And Eskimos were famous for
health and longevity!
I can also point to tribes in Africa -- the Masai tribes
and Samburu tribes -- they ate a diet of whole milk, blood
and meet. These folks enjoyed low body fat.
And don't forget about the Mediterranean diets which is
very high in fats from Olive oil?
And then you can compare all the groups mentioned above
with the North Americans -- a lot of them eat unhealthy
western diets with little or unhealthy fats.
And guess which group is overweight and obese?
I think it is pretty clear from the evidence I pointed
out above that many of the so-called experts who promote
no-fat or low -fat diets don't know what they are talking
In fact, they say if you repeat it often enough... it
must be true.
But we aren't sheep and we are much smarter then them...
So we are going to look at the list of healthy fat choices
that you can incorporate into your diet:
Coconut fat. Although it is 92% saturated fats, it is
one of the healthiest natural fats you can consume. It is
also an excellent cooking oil because saturated fats are
more stable and don't oxidize as easily as the unsaturated
fats do. Which can create free-radicals which can damage
your body. Good sources of coconut fat is coconut milk,
coconut oil or fresh coconuts.
My favorite source of oil -- extra virgin olive oil! It
contains 16% saturated oils and 71% unsaturated oils. Extra
virgin olive oil is from the first pressing of the olives
and has a higher percentage of free-radical fights --
antioxidants. Unlike a lot of the other cooking oils,
industrial solvents weren't used to extract the extra
virgin olive oils. So it is much healthier for us!
Chocolate! More specifically, bittersweet chocolate
which contains over 70% cocoa fats. It has lots of
antioxidants and the cocoa butter contains about 59%
saturated fats. This is important -- even though some folks
prefer milk chocolates -- that chocolate isn't as
beneficial as the dark, bittersweet chocolates. Milk
chocolate has more sugar and corn sweetener which isn't
good for you.
Avocados! One of my most favorite ingredients for my
scrambled eggs in the morning. Avocados on the other hand
is mostly monosaturated fats but it still has 25% saturated
fats. But you can use avocados in your sandwich and
Fish with high fat contents. I try to stick with wild
caught fish such as salmon, sardines, herring and trout.
They tend to have healthier diets and are much healthier
sources of fats for us. Wild caught fish is a great source
of Omega 3 which is important for our diets. And I'll have
to talk about that another time.
Nuts! I love 'em. I like to snack on mixed nuts and
dried fruits. No peanuts though... Nuts are a great source
of healthy fats plus minerals. Try to avoid any nuts that
were roasted in oil. Use the ones that are either raw or
Seeds! Sunflower, pumpkin and flax seeds. All are good
but flax seeds are famous for having a high ratio of omega
3. I like to sprinkle fresh ground flax seeds in my yogurt
and fruit for a well-balanced meal. And for the guys -- big
health tip -- eat a handful of pumpkins (or pepitas) seeds
each day. It may be beneficial to keeping away a swollen
Of course I should list the fatty foods that you should
absolutely stay away from. Don't touch these with a ten
Hydrogenated oils. These are the trans fats that you
have no business putting into your body. Look at your
processed food labels. If this ingredient is listed -- I
suggest you toss those in the trash and never buy them
Deep fried foods. Come on here! Sure it tastes good but
it is really, really bad for you. In fact, I would say that
french fries is probably one of the worst foods you can
ever eat. It is pure glucose and contains trans fat oils.
And all of that goes straight to your love handles. So just
say no to fried foods.
Homogenized milk and butter. Raw milk fat is great for
you but the pasteurizing process ruins it. And turns milk
fat into something potentially dangerous for your body. Raw
milk is hard to find so I would stick with skim milk and
cultured organic butter.
Now you know enough to be dangerous... so go now and eat
some healthy saturated fat...