Fat In Food – Good or Bad?

How much and which fat in food should you eat?

Does the media confuse you about how much fat you should eat in your food? One supposedly expert tells you to eat a low fat diet plan, another says high fat (Atkins diet program) is fine.

What is myth and what is truth about whether the fat in food is good or bad for us?

Here we are again in another dilemma. Who do we believe?

Here’s the deal:

You need to know the difference between good fat and bad fat.

The trouble is even the researchers don’t tell us if people were eating good fat or bad fat when their studies were done. So these studies become rather useless in helping us figure out how much fat we should consume in our diets.

Basically if we eat good fat and oils our bodies use them to build healthy cell membranes, to make hormones and to burn for fuel. These fats are essential for healthy cells and a healthy you.

Avoid bad fat and oil because they damage your cells and lead to diseases such as diabetes, hardening of the arteries, heart disease and cancer.

Bad fat includes any overheated fat or oil. Avoid fried food, margarine, any hydrogenated fat and trans fat in food.
Be sure to include enough of the healthy fats in your diet. Most Americans eat too much unhealthy type of fat and not enough healthy fat.

Dr. Jo found, in her practice, that the commonest nutritional deficiency in her patients was a deficiency of omega 3 oil. Find omega 3 oil in flax seeds and oil, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, and grape seed oil.

Frequently, people were so depleted of this omega 3 oil that they needed to take two tablespoons of flax oil a day for several months to rebuild their cell membranes and other body structures before they could cut back to one tablespoon a day. Ideally, you should eventually be able to get your omega 3 oil from the fat in food.

Check out the power drink recipes for ideas about including these essential fatty acids in your diet.

Some folks find they are more consistent in consuming good oils by taking them in capsule form. You may need 1-2 capsules of Flax oil twice per day or 1 capsule of fish oil twice per day for omega 3 oil supplementation.

Symptoms of omega 3 oil deficiency may include dry skin and hair, flaking fingernails, hangnails and constipation. Flax seed oil helps these types of symptoms.

Fish oil nourishes the heart and brain.

Balance omega-3 ingestion with the omega-6 oil Evening Primrose Oil (EPO), the best form of omega 6 oil because it contains preformed GLA. Some of us do not have the enzymes to convert to do the first chemical conversions of omega-6 oils to GLA. You may need 2 EPO twice per day.

All of these oils may counteract sugar cravings.

Listen, there’s even more to the myths about fat in food

Let’s bust another myth right now. Many nutrition articles bad mouth saturated fat in food. But saturated fat is not all bad. We actually need some to give stiffness to our cell membranes. When you eat butter (especially if it is organic), coconut oil, organic lard, and organic duck/goose fat without subjecting them to high heat, they actually nourish your cells well giving needed stiffness to the cell membrane.

Omega 3 oil/omega 6 oil and saturated fat, actually work well together in the body. The omega oils act as kindling to get the other fats burning well. So take a more in-depth look at the healthy fat/bad fat story for the real truth. For your diet only choose the good fat in food.

Learn how to eat the healthy fat in food in Dr. Jo’s Natural Healing Cookbook.

You can learn more about Dr. Jo’s Natural Healing Cookbook at Natural Healing Cookbook.