What are the differing benefits of healthy fats?
Is there a better time and place to use one of these fats over the other?
The benefits of healthy fats and how to use and include them properly into your daily intermittent fasting lifestyle regime are a very important part of what we teach. Instead of leaning on burning carbs for fuel (like most people eating the current cultural “new normal” fast food, on the go diet) we embrace the good fats for their metabolic magnificance. (Geoff has a great teaching video about this in Module 4 of the PURE Fast & Listen course ). Using the right fats, in the right ratios in accordance to your metabolic type can create total transformation for managing blood sugar crashes.
World Class Fats
From the Tropic Of Cancer to the Tropic Of Capricorn, people from these regions have known for generations the value of coconut oil. In fact they call the coconut palm tree, the tree of life!
Coconut oil is a great blood sugar stabilizer and has anti microbial, anti bacterial and anti fungal properties. It is a medium chain trigliceride so it is processed as fuel and energy right away as opposed to being stored like other fats. Use coconut oil in the afternoon when you need a burst of energy or in smoothies and juices to help stabilize blood sugar.
Udo’s oil is the next best thing to fish oil and great for vegans who won’t use fish oil….Use Udo’s in smoothies or salad dressings and for the great omega oil factor. In a nutshell this oil helps to maintain heart health, brain function, joint function, and weight management.
“Fats don’t make you fat, Carbohydrates make you fat” says Udo Erasmus, author of the best selling book “Fats that Heal, Fats that Kill.”
We could not agree more!
Avocados, macadamia nuts, almonds, walnuts, flax seed oil (best plant MUFA source of omega 3), olives and/or olive oil and chocolate are all wonderful MUFA (mono unstaturated fatty acids). We recommend adding “a little bit” to have along with every meal. Adding the right fats help you feel satiated and helps with metabolic balance.
6 Benefits of Adding MUFA Fats:
- Decreased risk for breast cancer- Studies show diets higher in monounsaturated fats vs. polyunsaturated fats resulted in lower incidence of breast cancer
- MUFAs improve your blood lipid profile
- Lower risk for heart disease and stroke
- Weight loss when people switch from polyunsaturated and transfat diets to those with MUFA
- Less pain and stiffness of rheumatoid arthritis.
- Reduced belly fat when high carb diets are replaced with eating MUFA fats
- Use only ghee, organic butter or coconut oil for all cooking as these fats stay stable at high temperatures.
- Contrary to popular belief do not use olive oil for high heat cooking.
- Make sure all fats you buy are organic as chemicals bond to fats. Make buying your fats all organic the priority if you have limited money to spend on the higher cost of organic foods
- Dip carrot and celery into raw almond butter for a great mufa snack
- Add macadamia oil with its buttery flavor to smoothies to sneak in MUFA fat
- Add Udo’s oil to smoothies if you want the extra omega fats
Coconut Cream Carrot Juice
The natural sweetness of the carrot is very satisfying and adding the coconut oil makes it creamy while adding the benefits of a great medium chain triglyceride. Although coconut oil is a saturated fat, don’t believe all those ugly rumours that all saturated fats are bad. In fact, as you can see, coconut all is fast becoming one of the best “good for you oils” on the planet.
Using the coconut oil helps to slow down how fast your body processes the natural sugars in the carrot juice. As carrot juice is a high glycemic juice we highly recommend that those who have blood sugar issues as well as protein type, be sure to add the coconut oil.
2 carrots, 1 green apple, 1 cup of water and a little fresh ginger whisked together in the blender.
“Add a teaspoon of coconut oil and it will hold you over quite a bit.” Iris Richardson