3 Essential Fats You Need For Intermittent Fasting (AVOID The #1 Poisonous Fat)


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Thomas here to talk about fat – or rather, fats – both good and bad ones. I want you to take this knowledge about fats moving forward and incorporate into the fasting lifestyle I’ve broken down for you in all my videos.



Let’s dive right in:


2:21 – Monounsaturated Fats

-Monounsaturated fats are fat molecules that have one unsaturated carbon bond in the molecule, also known as a double bond.

-Oils that contain monounsaturated fats are typically liquid at room temperature but start to turn solid when chilled.

-Oleic Acid – Omega 9 – helps to reduce blood pressure, but occupies a particular part of a cell, making it become extra protected.

-Palmitoleic Acid – Omega 7 – helps the body utilize fats more efficiently and dramatically reducing insulin resistance.

-Omega-7 protects the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas from glucose-induced toxicity.

-Omega-7 & Inflammation: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25499944


4:35 – Polyunsaturated Fats

– Omega 3 & 6-Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) in Omega 3 is a 20-carob fatty acid and its main function is to produce chemicals called eicosanoids, which help reduce inflammation.

-Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) in Omega 3 is a 22-carbon fatty acid that makes up about 8% of brain weight and is extremely important for normal brain development and function.

-Alpha-linolenic Acid (ALA) in Omega 3 is an 18-carbon fatty acid that can be converted into EPA and DHA, although the process is not very efficient.

-Omega 6 is found in the so-called “healthy fats” like vegetable oil, safflower oil, canola oil, etc.

-Like EPA, Omega 6 is used to produce eicosanoids – however, the eicosanoids it produces are more pro-inflammatory.


6:54 – Trans Fats

-Mechanically-altered fats.

-It takes 51 days to begin breaking down trans fats…

-Trans fats block the production of Type 1 and 3 prostaglandins, which are derived from the omega-6 and omega-3 fats.

-Stay away from Cool Whip and things that have “partially-hydrogenated soybean oil.”


7:48 – Saturated Fats

-Coconut oil, palm oil, and fats that come from animals that are sustained and ethically raised.

-These are NOT bad.

-There is zero correlation between stroke and cardiovascular risk for those that consume high levels of saturated fats as opposed to those who consume a high level of regular fats: http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/91/3/535


The point of today’s video is MODERATION. Saturated fats are good for your immune system, tremendously powerful for your brain health, and yield a plethora of other health benefits the mainstream media has led you to think otherwise about.


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