Wemust eat less of the wrong fats: the saturated fats and trans fatty acids,while eating more of the Omega-6 and Omega-3 fats: the fats that are essentialfats for life. We do not need fats that convert to trans fatty acids. Thesechemically altered trans fatty acids are listed on labels as hydrogenated oil.We need the essential Omega-6 and Omega-3 fats. These fats convert to PG1 andPG3: both fats our bodies need. We do not need PG2, which is converted fromsaturated fats. We do need more Omega-3 fats to balance the large amount ofOmega-6 fats in the standard American diet (SAD).
The Right Fats vs. The Wrong Fats.
The wrong types of fats are crap.
Dr Jeniffer Lopez writes, "With so much talk in the media aboutfats, and all the different types that exist, is it any wonder people areconfused about which fats are good and which fats are bad? Most would say if itis fat, it’s bad. This is not so. Actually, there are good fats, as well as badfats.
"The fats which are called Omega-6 and Omega-3 fats areessential fats, because we only get them through the foods we eat. The fatswhich are called saturated are the bad fats. We get saturated fats from all themeat and dairy in our daily diet.
"The really bad saturated fat is called a trans fatty acid.These are chemically altered (processed) fats. You can find them in mostpackaged foods listed on the label as partially hydrogenated or hydrogenatedoil. Our bodies have a more difficult time with processed foods and wouldprefer foods in their natural state."
Dr Lopez continues, "Fats are converted into what are calledPROSTAGLANDINS. There are predominantly three types: PG1, PG2, and PG3. Simplyput, saturated fats convert into PG2, which has an inflammatory effect on thebody. Omega-6 and Omega-3 fats convert into PG1 and PG3 respectfully andproduce an anti-inflammatory effect on the body."
More and more research is showing that Americans (and all societiesconverting to the Standard American Diet, also known as SAD) eat too muchsaturated and trans fats and not enough of the essential Omega-3 fats. Thesenutritional errors have been linked to arthritis, cardiovascular disease, PMS,and headaches.
Now we know we don’t have to cut out all fats from our diet. Letstry to eat more of the Omega-3 fats and less of the saturated fats, especiallyhydrogenated or partially-hydrogenated fats!
Good sources for essential Omega-3 fats are seeds–particularlyflaxseeds, nuts, leafy greens, as well as olive oil, eveningprimrose oil, flaxseed oil, and canola oil.
What about burning the fat you have already "collected?"Experts seem to agree that the only sure and healthy way to burn fat is throughaerobic exercise.
A healthy, lean body is not for sale. You are the only person whocan give it to you. It can be hard work or fun work, but the reward is wellworth the effort.
A low-fat diet with aerobic exercise equals success!
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