“Eating fat is bad for you.” “Saturated fat causes heart attacks.” “Oils are bad for you, avoid them like the plague.” Likely you’ve heard these statements from well-meaning people, perhaps even from physicians. I say… “Not so fast….”
The latest research has some surprising news regarding fats and oils, and many medical “hard facts” are being thrown out as a result. The news is good and our quality of life no longer has to suffer by avoiding all the tasty, “high fat” foods we know we love.
Coconut oil, with its high saturated fat and 70-85% “medium chain triglycerides” (MCT’s) is part of that good news. Coconut oil is appropriate for medium heat cooking (up to 350 degrees) and has a number of health benefits compared to traditional cooking oils and fats, such as butter or soybean oil.
For the first time in history, our world has more overweight people than underweight! Diseases of calorie excess, including obesity, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and many cancers are skyrocketing. As a result, many of us will not live as long as our parents. Simply put, our food is just not working for us! And with any of the above conditions, regaining health can be quite a challenge.
Olive oil… You’ve heard that it is really good for you, but how? And does it make that much of a health difference? Does it need to be a certain type? Isn’t olive oil just a fancy type of fat and to be avoided? These are just some of the questions I’ve received regarding olive oil. This article is written to bring clarity on the confusion. And, you need to know why olive oil must be a foundational ingredient of your daily, long-term Optimum Health plan!
I’ve seen thousands of patients who have previously “failed” to achieve meaningful results using popular fad diets. In fact, the failure of “fad” diets to solve my patients’ struggles has been so troublesome to me that it has caused a great deal of contemplation and reflection over the years. And, many times, I’ve lost sleep over the very common and extremely dangerous problem of excess body weight that demands a powerful solution.