Health Risks of Trans Fats and Hydrogenated Oils:
It is true that hydrogenated oils andÂ trans fats do cause these problems to name a few. Any and all oils, including olive oil are highly processed and not natural for the body to assimilate. Cooking bacon in a skillet of lard probably will also cause problems in the long run as well. Fat and high calorie foods are often confused with the need for fat and the benefits received by eating good healthy fat.
Lipids including fatty acids are needed by the body to do a number of thing including transporting nutrient or simply contributing to a healthy nervous system. Fats also bind to certain toxins and escorts those toxins out of your body. Those lipids also help to oil or lubricate your joints much like with the Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz. Â Food can also move through the digestive system more easily, and those healthy fats are also good for your skin, muscular strength and growth.
Two of the groups of ‘healthy fats’ that people often talk about are monounsaturated fats which are found in the Mediterranean diet as well as omega-3 fatty acids found in cold water oily fish such as salmon, mackerel, and herring or in walnuts and chia sage or flax seed oil.
Often when people complain of dry skin, they then force themselves to drink more water with the hopes of Â moistening their skin. Water does have its benefits, although resolving dry skin problems typically isn’t one of them. Â If we tried to lubricate the engines in our cars with water we wouldnâ€™t be driving them for very long. We are like our engines in that way, since our skin and joints need lubrication. Â In addition the the benefits for our skin and joints, good fats also help the brain to function more clearly while providing us with a sense of calmness and well-being.
When these healthy fats are found in natural form, where they are accessible and digestible from a number of raw sources. Raw meats of all types have healthy needed fat. Â Dairy is also very good at supplying natural fat including from raw milk and other raw dairy products. Â Raw eggs have needed fats and are combined with a whole protein which are very easy for the body to digest. Nuts and seeds are also good sources of healthy fats, but can be more difficult to digest in large quantities because they are dry. Â As such, you may want to try soaking whole raw nuts in water overnight, or making nuts into a nut butter after soaking. Avocados and green coconuts have the needed fats too.
Try varying the type Â and sources of healthy fat in your diet. Â Or course, these sources though healthy, should still be consumed in moderation as there’s, no need to over indulge in fat. One type one day, and a different type the next day. A variety of fat in the diet will do worlds of good for just about anyone, and might also help satisfy you so that the desire to eat the undesirables diminishes, which will also bring us all better health!
[box type=”important”]Editor’s note: What I know about the raw food diet or properly preparing raw food for healthy consumption from various sources of raw food is very little. Consuming raw eggs carries a risk of salmonella poisoning and consuming other forms of raw food such as meat is also potentially hazardous. Yet the raw food diet has become increasingly popular. Always ensure that you consult health and nutrition experts before trying the raw food diet.[/box]