TIME: Science Unveils the Truth About Fat
On the recent cover of Time Magazine, the benefits of dietary fat are revealed… Despite over 40 years of research proving that fat is not only healthy–but essential for vitality and key to effortless weight loss–we have been successfully distracted by the relentless campaign in favor of the “low fat, high carb” lifestyle… This has created more obese people than ever before in our history. The low fat, high carb diet paradigm has run it’s course. Fat is back!
This is not new news for the many researchers, nutritionists and foodists who have always known that fat is “in” when it comes to a healthy diet. According to Dr. Mercola, “50-70% of a healthy diet should come from fats and “half of these fats should be saturated fats.” Saturated fats are found in coconut oil, cacao butter and cacao paste… But, how does this translate into your kitchen? How do you get more healthy fat into your diet? What are you going to put that slab of butter on–if you’re trying to cut back on carbohydrates? Here are some ideas that will increase your fat intake, without increasing your carb intake…
Simple steps to upping your healthy fat intake:
1. Add coconut oil to your hot tea.
2. Always add cacao butter, cacao paste, or coconut oil to your creamy hot smoothies.
3. Eat pure raw chocolate sweetened with low glycemic sweeteners like stevia or lou han guo.
4. Add organic grass fed butter, ghee or cacao butter to your coffee, tea and hot superfood smoothies.
5. Add 2 ounces of raw cacao paste to your morning superfood elixir.
6. Use cold pressed oils like hemp or olive oil on your salads and soups.
7. Make sure that you eat a healthy fat with each meal or blended drink.
Fat is much more calorie dense than protein or carbohydrates, so you need to eat much less of it to feel totally satisfied. The fat in your meal gives you hours of sustained energy and helps to balance the blood sugar. Fat is key to effortless weight loss because when you replace carbohydrates with healthy fats, your body begins to metabolize it’s own body fat for fuel–without feeling hungry! This natural metabolic adaptation takes about two weeks in most people and is what kept humans alive throughout “paleo” times. Unfortunately–overconsumption of carbohydrates turns “off” this metabolic process–making fat storage the predominant outcome for most people.
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