Friday, May 4, 2012


This book is a must read.  Lately, so many people have come to me asking me about fats and why they need to eat it.  Well.... There are many reasons why we all need to eat good fats and how our body responds to good fats.  For example; Sally Fallon states "when you get enough good fats, it's easier to avoid all the bad stuff because your body craves it less,".  Healthy fats support your immune system, detoxify your body and aid in cell reproduction, brain function, energy production and blood sugar regulation to keep your insulin stable.  Fat also surrounds and protects your organs, boosts your metabolism and promotes healthy, skin and hair.  Fat also help your body to absorb vitamins.

Fallon states: "Fat helps you feel satisfied so you eat less, and fats also boost your metabolism."  "Coconut oil is the best for fat loss," Fallon says.  "The short and medium chains of fatty acids which are absorbed rather efficiently in coconut oil are never stored and are always used for energy,  which makes it a great fat source for someone looking to lose weight."  It also good for the immune system.

So now you are wondering " How much healthy fat do I need per day?"  According to the American Dietetic Association, adults should aim to get between 20 and 35 percent of their total daily calories from fat (that's usually between 50 and 60 grams of fat for a daily calorie consumption of 1,600 to 2,000). "For the vast majority, we need more than 30 percent of our total calories from fat," Fallon says.  "If you tend to have low blood sugar, adrenal fatigue or are diabetic, you need even more."


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