Just The “Fat” Facts

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  • All fats are equally fattening-containing 9 calories per gram. (a gram is 1/28th of an ounce)
  • Unsaturated fats: Eating them will lower cholesterol. Found in whole foods like seeds, nuts and avocados.
  • Saturated fats: Is a significant cause of both heart disease and cancer. It is found in meats, eggs, dairy, butter. Cream and cheese have the most saturated fats of all foods.
  • Saturated fat in diet promotes a more rapid spread of cancer. Studies also indicated that high intake of fruits and vegetables improves survival rates of cancer.
  • Trans fats: Also called partially hydrogenated fats is a man made fat. Treat it as a poison and throw it away .
  • Fish oils: Rich in and omega-3 fats. Much of the fish oil is rancid—you must cut the fish oil capsule open and smell it. If it smells like garbage it is rancid. Throw it away. Fish oil can cause liver dysfunction in some people. Many people who cannot tolerate fish oil will have lots of burping and indigestion.
  • Animal protein: Raises cholesterol, promotes cancer, promotes bone loss, promotes kidney disease, accelerates aging.
  • Plant protein: Lowers cholesterol, protects you from cancer, promotes bone strength, no effect on kidney or aging.
  • Essential fats are polyunsaturated fats that our bodies cannot manufacture.
  • Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are important for structure and function of cell growth and development, also for prevention and treatment of chronic diseases.
  • The two primary EFAs are omega-6 and omega-3. Other fats can be manufactured in our bodies. Essential means cannot be made by the body.
  • Optimal health depends on proper balance of fatty acids in the diet.
  • The Standard American Diet (SAD) is high in omega-6 and low in omega-3. A diet high in omega-6 will lead to inflammation.
  • Low diet of omega-3 will lead to heart disease, stroke, autoimmune disease, skin disease, depression and can be a contributor to cancer.
  • Get omega-3 in your diet: flaxseeds 1tbs = 1.7 grams, walnuts 12 halfs = 2 grams, Soybeans 1 1/2 cups = 2 grams.
  •  When you consume fats from whole foods rather than oil, you gain nature’s protective package: a balance of vitamins, minerals, fibers, and phytonutrients.
  • Studies show that a daily consumption of nuts and seeds decreases cholesterol and LDL (bad cholesterol), raise HDL (good cholesterol) has also been found to decrease cardiovascular problem.
  • One ounce of nuts a day reduced heart disease by 30%.
  • Eating raw nuts and seeds promoted weight loss not weight gain.
  • Refined oil like fish oil, olive oil or flaxseed oil (not the seed) contains 120 calories per tablespoon and is fattening. These oils can stop weight loss and does not have any protective effect for the heart.
  • Trans fats are cancer-promoting and raise cholesterol and should never be eaten.
  • Low fat diets can be worse than higher-fat diets if it has more saturated fats or trans fats and if it contains excessive amount of refined carbohydrates.
  • Cheese is the food that contributes the most saturated fats in the American diet.
  • Most cheeses get more than 50% of their calories from saturated fat, even low-fat cheese is high in  saturated fat.
 For more information on how to get healthy and stay healthy, go to www.youralternativedoctor.com Dr Foley is an Advance Nutritionist/ Chiropractic physician that specializes in nutritional rehabilitation of chronic and hard to manage health conditions. He has practiced over 24 years, lecturing weekly on how to get rid of belly fat, Hypothyroid, Hashimoto’s Autoimmune, Gluten Sensitivity and many other health topics. You can listen to Dr. Foley every Sunday at 2:00 PM central time on his radio show “The Natural Health Care Show” on 99.7 FM Nashville, TN or on the Internet “live” at www. 997wtn.com. Past shows are available on his website. Dr Foley takes a natural approach that is safe and effective. All health care programs are tailor made for the individual person. You can contact  Dr. Foley at 5602 Nolensville Pike Nashville, TN 37211 Office Phone: (615) 333-0021 or drbjfoley@comcast.net or like us on facebook/drfoley or Twitter @drfoleybrian

 

 

 

 

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