Monday “Did you know…” The skinny on fat?
Not again. OK, let’s say it in unison…”fat doesn’t make us fat, sugar makes us fat.” We’re not reviewing it again (believe me…we’re NOT).
But we are emphasizing the critical role Fat plays in a healthy diet and a diet designed to enhance performance.
We know, we know…stay away from Trans fats. Good. And eat good fats from clean fish, nuts, oils. Very good…especially load up the Omega 3s. And totally stay away from gnarly Saturated fats…..uh, well…not so fast. Kinda maybe.
See not all Sat Fats are created equal. Take the widely touted Coconut Oil (from Scott D) which is very high in Sat Fat…but its health benefits are wicked. I found this to be a very quick, readable review. ” Or here about Lauric Acid.
“The research over four decades concerning coconut oil in the diet and heart disease is quite clear: coconut oil has been shown to be beneficial.” and “Coconut oil is a “functional food,” defined as a food that “provides a health benefit over and beyond the basic nutrients.” (Dr. Mary Enig)
Fat’s where it’s at!