Why you need fat to absorb other nutrients
The problem with low-fat and non-fat foods is that they are typically loaded with refined sugar and flavoring additives that make up for the loss of taste and satiety otherwise present due to fat. These additives have been shown to spike blood sugar levels and trigger an inflammatory response that can lead to metabolic disorders and heart disease.But besides just the flavor and fullness aspect, dietary fats like the kind found in coconut oil and palm kernel oil are absolutely essential for the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins and minerals, including vitamin D.
Not only do saturated fats increase the bioavailability of these nutrients, but they also aid in various other important biological functions such as lipogenesis, the conversion of simple sugars into fatty acids and hormone production."Fats as part of a meal slow down absorption so that we can go longer without feeling hungry," explains the Weston A. Price Foundation, a major proponent of dietary fats. "In addition, they act as carriers for important fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K. Dietary fats are needed for the conversion of carotene to vitamin A, for mineral absorption and for a host of other processes."
How does Omega-3 deficiency damage the body?
Omega-3Simply put, low Omega-3 intake tends to promote inflammation – the root cause of most degenerative diseases. Think about all those bagels, potato chips, crackers, French fries and the overabundance of processed, vegetable oils in packaged food items. Obviously, over time, all these foods create nutritional deficiencies that damage the circulatory system and brain cells.
Most people tend to think that a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids come from fish, dairy and meats. But, especially these days, one has to consider the quality of the food and its source. When choosing animal food – look for pasture-raised (grass fed) beef and dairy products. Remember, the healthier the animal – the better the Omega-6 to Omega-3 ratio.
Most people eat way too many vegetable oils – high in Omega-6 – and there is significant evidence that this can cause serious harm. People who eat a non-industrialized, organic fresh foods diet have an Omega-6 to Omega-3 ratio of about 4:1 to 1:4 – plus a much lower risk for developing life-threatening diseases.Did you know that certain microalage produce high levels of EPA or DHA?
Microalgae, like spirulina, are microscopic single cell plants that are found in oceans and lakes. They are at the bottom of the food chain and the only vegan source of both EPA and DHA. Three types of omega-3 fatty acids involved in human physiology are ALA (found in plant oils), EPA, and DHA (both commonly found in marine oils). Common sources of animal omega-3 EPA and DHA fatty acids include fish oils, egg oil, squid oils, krill oil, while some plant oilscontain the omega 3 ALA fatty acid such as seabuckthorn and chia seeds, along with berry oils, clary sage seed oil, algal oil, flaxseed oil, Sacha Inchi oil, Echium oil, and hemp oil.
Saturated fat helps kill inflammation, promote healthy muscle growthAs it turns out, the human body actually requires saturated fat for proper muscle growth and development, for example. It also helps regulate the endocrine system, balancing hormones and feeding the brain the nutrients it needs for memory and cognitive function.
Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs)
Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) are Good Fats Several fatty acids cannot be made by your body and must be supplied through your diet. These are called essential fatty acids (EFAs), and they play a critical role in your health and vitality.
Found in high concentrations in your brain, EFAs aid the transmission of nerve impulses, and are needed for normal brain function. Research has shown that a deficiency of EFAs leads to an impaired ability to learn and to recall information, among others.
Symptoms of Potential EFA Deficiency
Dry or lackluster skin
Small bumps on back of upper arms
Dandruff or cradle cap
Dry, lackluster or brittle hair
Soft, fraying, splitting or brittle fingernails
Slow growing fingernails
Dry eyes, mouth and or throat
Inadequate vaginal lubrication
Menstrual cramps and premenstrual symptoms
Excessive ear wax
Allergies (eczema, asthma, hay fever, hives)
Crave fat and fatty foods
Stiff and/or painful joints
When purchasing straight plant oils, there are two primary factors to consider.
1) Every oil will taste different.
2) Each oil has a different smoke point, the temperature at which the oil will begin to smoke and sputter into something decidedly less than delicious and less healthy.
These two properties influence how each oil is to be used.Olive Oils is fantastic for Salads but not so good for high temperature cooking as it becomes toxic above the smoking point of 160 C
Sunflower Oil smoking point = 107 C
Olive Oil Extra Virgin smoking point = 191 C
Grape seed Oil smoking point = 252 C
Avocado Oil smoking point = 272 CThe more refined an oil, the higher the smoke point.HEALER OMAR BOTHA - Cook with Animal fats and use Plant fats for salad dressings. Saturated Animal fat do not release H ions and thus do not become unstable and toxic like unsaturated plant fats
hen you eat fats as part of your meal, they slow down absorption so that you can go longer without feeling hungry. In addition, they act as carriers for important fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K. Dietary fats are also needed for the conversion of carotene to vitamin A, for mineral absorption, and for a host of other biological processes. Fat is also what helps you transport nutrients around your body and deliver them where they're needed. Vitamins A, D, E, K and CoQ10 can't even be absorbed without fat.
Why Is Low Fat Bad for you?
Guess what they feed a pig if they want to make it as fat as possible as fast as possible?
Because if they give the pig milk with fat in it, the pig gets satiated. It's satisfied and won't eat any more. But if they give it low-fat milk, it will eat the grain they feed it forever because it'll have a deficiency of fat.
Now think of what we're eating for breakfast in this country...
If you don't want to get fat you're told to drink low-fat milk, and corn or wheat or oat-based cereal.
It's the prescription to make you as fat as possible as quickly as you can get there. You'll never stop wanting to eat because you're never getting any food that causes satiation.
Low fat foods has higher glycemic index than whole fat - Eat More good wholesome fats and oils with the foods for better absorption and lower spike in Insulin levels - Healer Omar Botha
Stay away from man-made fats, or trans fats. Trans-fat is the result of "hydrogenation." When a hydrogen molecule is added to vegetable oils, it turns them to fatty solids. Trans fatty acids, also known as trans fat, is an artery-clogging fat that is formed when vegetable oils are hardened into margarine or shortening. It is found in many other foods besides margarine and shortening Margarine is a great example. Margarine is nothing more than hydrogenated soybean oil with artificial color
This Saturated Fat Improves Alzheimer's Disease Symptoms
A new study in Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients using dietary supplementation with a unique saturated fat has confirmed earlier research that a non-drug based approach can stabilize and even improve a degenerative disease whose symptoms are usually managed with drugs and not cured.
"The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease."
Good Fats... essential for your health, yet missing from your diet.
Prevent heart disease and premature aging
Inhibit harmful & painful inflammation
Promote weight loss and radiant hair and skin (eczema & psoriasis)
Protect against kidney disease and bladder infections
Reduce blood pressure, cholesterol and risk of blood clot formation (heart disease & stroke)
Reduce the growth rate of breast cancer
Relieve Cohn's Disease, ulcerative colitis and stomach ulcers.