March 28, 2011

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!

  • wicasa yatipika March 28, 2011 Reply

    MD…I’m sold on the ‘REDUCED-SUGAR and NO PROCESSED FOODS’ deal for sure, I get more fat in my diet now than I had been getting and I am losing weight, not gaining….lots of Omega 3 and some saturated fats….

  • Bob F March 28, 2011 Reply


    Are you eating a lot of fish or taking a Fish Oil supplement?

    • wicasa yatipika March 28, 2011 Reply

      Bob, one of the best sources of Omega 3 is Flax Seed Oil, I use Barleans in my protein supplement, a table-spoon a day, great lubricant for the joints too…

  • Scott March 28, 2011 Reply

    I recently had blood work done and my Dr. went out of her way to comment on my low cholesterol and appropriate sugar levels and I consume a fair amount of coconut oil and coconut butter. I have to admit that I was nervous about the results but am now convinced about the wonders of coconut. Uhh, Mounds bars don’t count.

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