Fat is bad, right? Everybody knows that. Millions of Americans are reducing their fat intake in hopes of reducing the extra pounds of fat they’ve got hanging around their bodies. Billions of dollars are spent every year on cutting out fat.But we’ve learned that you can’t cut the fat completely – some fats are necessary for body function, and some fats are actually beneficial!
Take Omega-3 fatty acids. A good percentage of your brain is composed of omega-3s; cut them out of your diet, and your brain suffers.
It’s now known that the biggest problem was trans-fats: unnatural chemically-stabilized fats like those found in margarine and Crisco.
When they were developed, they seemed like a dream come true: hard at room temperature like butter, they were more stable so they lasted longer on the shelf. But they also lasted longer in your body, gumming up arteries and strangling your body at a cellular level!
One of the best ways to watch your fat intake is to avoid processed foods! Processed foods tend to be loaded with low-quality fat, as well as too much sodium, chemical preservatives, and nutritional “supplements” which can’t be as good for you as the real thing.
Work on integrating lots of fresh, natural products – especially things like nuts, beans, and vegetables - and you’ll get healthy fat the natural way, that goes to your brain and not to your middle!