Fat 101

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Just some cool facts I was reading about...

Things fat does:

Makes absorption of important nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants possible.

Strengthens cell linings.

Improves your mood.

Improves digestion and regularity.

Helps to shrink blood sugar spikes and snack cravings.

Reduces stress and anxiety.

Helps fight headaches and hormonal imbalances.

Can actually speed your weight loss. (Just mind the calories!)

Gives you energy.

Improves mental clarity.

Helps you sleep better.

Things fat does not do:

Fat does not give you cellulite. Cellulite comes from weak, stringy bands of fat cells. Without writing a dissertation about it, the more likely culprit is actually sugar or processed foods. Also, as women, we’re just prone to it.

Fat does not make you fat. Sugar makes you fat. The body does not store fat as fat — it stores sugar as fat because your beta cells get exhausted from trying to metabolize all those carbohydrates. (Of course, if you eat loads of calories, everything adds excess weight.)

Fat does not ruin your cardiovascular health. The liver does not release fat into the bloodstream as triglycerides — those come from sugar.

Fat does not ruin your life. Notice that the health problems many women face all have something to do with the lack of fat consumption? There’s a good reason for that. We’re lacking in our fat consumption.
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  • -POOKIE-
    I totally agree, the crap in the 1980's for really low fat diets (Im thankful Im too young to have ever done it, but was aware of it all) has hurt more people than it ever helped.

    You NEED fat for so much.

    You forgot one point though....

    FAT IS TASTY!!! it makes dishes enjoyable and flavourful.
    2984 days ago
  • I-AM-X
    .... I sense comments coming on this one emoticon
    2985 days ago
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