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Fat is Good for You

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Most people think of fat a a dirty word. It’s something we carry around with us that makes us look, well “fat”. But fat is an important fuel and it is a building block for many of our cell membranes and hormones. The reality is that fat is more than just fuel or raw materials. Our brains are mostly fat. Most our our nerves are fat. Reproductive hormones are fat. Yes, there are different types of fat. And there are eve essential fats. Fats that if you do not get enough of, or the right ratios, you will become sick or die.
Fats come in three “sizes”: saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated.
To learn more turn to the book “The Paleo Solution” and it will give you all the knowledge you need to turn from the FALSE diets of low fat-hi carbs. Unfortunately, just like today, the people in congress are not scientists, they are after all politicians who are worried about their job – not your health.
Even recent articles in the AARP magazine and newsletter have conflicting notes. One says: low fat hi carbs; another hi fat low carbs. So if you just take some doctor’s word and don’t do the research yourself you could be led down the path of destruction.

Carbohydrates

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

There is a mountain of evidence that the healthiest diet is a high carbohydrate diet. It has been shown to reverse heart disease, diabetes, and prevent a multitude of chronic diseases.

Dr. Campbell, in his book THE CHINA STUDY, points out that 99 percent of the carbohydrates we consume are derived from fruits, vegetables and grains. When these foods are consumed in the unprocessed, unrefined and natural state, a large proportion of the carbohydrates are in the so-called “complex” form. This means that they are broken down in a controlled, regulated manner during digestion. These complex carbohydrates are full of vitamins, minerals and accessible energy.

On the other side of the coin you find the highly processed, highly refined carbohydrates that are stripped from their vitamins, minerals and fiber. These are simple carbohydrates found in white bread, processed snack items including crackers and chips made with white flour, sweets like pastries and candy bars plus sugar laden soft drinks. Now add 32 teaspoons of sugar per day as a 1996 study reveals.

This is a reason why carbohydrates are given a bad rap. Take you carbohydrates as “complex” and skip the refined products and you will be much healthier.