Paleo Quick Tip of the Day #32 EAT FAT to be Slim, Healthy, and HAPPY
Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain- Eating saturated fat is GOOD for you! How good? Well, good enough to:
reduce your body fat
increase your muscle mass
increase your satiety; i.e. you won’t be hungry!
make you more “sane” by vastly reducing depression, anxiety, and feelings of anxiousness
increase your bone density
reduce your risk of cancer
improve your skin, eye, and dental health
All of the aforementioned are wonderful reasons to include MORE saturated fat in your diet! By saturated fat I mean things like the lard and tallow from wild caught or pastured animals- pastured bacon grease is wonderful stuff- have you ever fried your (pastured eggs) in bacon grease? Really, really yummy- and incredibly good for you, too.
Pastured butter like Kerry Gold or Organic Valley is great as well, as is my favorite, coconut oil! I put coconut milk in my smoothie, and coconut oil in my coffee on a daily basis. I also put it on my skin as a body cream from head to toe, shave with it as a shaving cream, and swish it in my mouth while I shower to “oil pull” and kill mouth bacteria and reduce the acidity in my mouth... I love coconut oil!
You are probably thinking to yourself that:
“This PaleoJay character sounds like a complete lunatic!”
Maybe you’re right, gut remember that you, and all of us have been brainwashed for over 50 years by the BIG FAT LIE! That is the lie originally propagated by Ancel Keyes back in the 1960’s, and then spread through misinformed governmental, agricultural, and pharmaceutical interests for all of those decades. Now, ALL of the recent science supports the importance and healthfulness of those saturated fats that have been vilified for so long... but, if you have said the wrong thing for all of those years, well, it’s not too easy to say that you’ve been WRONG!
And so, human tendency is to keep on keepin’ on, as long as you can...
But now, YOU my friend, YOU know better! Eat lots and lots of saturated fat- it is truly good, and necessary for your health and well being.
But, you also have to know the other side of the coin- what you REALLY should have been concentrating on eliminating for all of these years- the things that have really been the things that have made us, overall, the fattest, sickest, and unhappiest generation in American history:
1.Vegetable oils- corn, canola, crisco, margarine, peanut- all of those trans-fats that would never actually be found in nature as oils
Processed carbohydrates and gluten- all of those food like substances made by man, not in Nature as made by God. In fact, if you include these bad carbohydrates in quantity along with good saturated fats, it will be a perfect storm of unhealthiness- so restrict the carbs, and replace them with good fats! Don’t try to include both- it won’t work, it won’t help, and it will probably make matters worse.
Sugars- this means all sugars, like cane sugar, agave sugar which is WORSE than cane sugar, high fructose corn syrup, chemical sweeteners like Aspartame- they are all horrible for you. Keep them at a minimum- including FRUIT! Yes, small amounts of fruit is fine; I put some berries and citrus in my daily Paleo Smoothie- but the ratio of fruit to vegetable and kefir, eggs, spices, other ingredients is a fraction of the total. Sweeteners are inflammatory, and inflammation is the indirect cause of virtually ALL modern diseases! Restrict them.
And so, now you know the rest of the story:
Real God made fat is really, really good, and Fake man made fat is really, really, really