sat fats not bad as we think
- 05-17-2007, 01:41 PM
sat fats not bad as we think
The Benefits of Saturated Fats
The much-maligned saturated fats*which Americans are trying to avoid*are not the cause of our modern diseases. In fact, they play many important roles in the body chemistry:
Saturated fatty acids constitute at least 50% of the cell membranes. They are what gives our cells necessary stiffness and integrity.
They play a vital role in the health of our bones. For calcium to be effectively incorporated into the skeletal structure, at least 50% of the dietary fats should be saturated. (38)
They lower Lp(a), a substance in the blood that indicates proneness to heart disease. (39) They protect the liver from alcohol and other toxins, such as Tylenol. (40)
They enhance the immune system. (41)
They are needed for the proper utilization of essential fatty acids.
Elongated omega-3 fatty acids are better retained in the tissues when the diet is rich in saturated fats. (42)
Saturated 18-carbon stearic acid and 16-carbon palmitic acid are the preferred foods for the heart, which is why the fat around the heart muscle is highly saturated. (43) The heart draws on this reserve of fat in times of stress.
Short- and medium-chain saturated fatty acids have important antimicrobial properties. They protect us against harmful microorganisms in the digestive tract.
The scientific evidence, honestly evaluated, does not support the assertion that "artery-clogging" saturated fats cause heart disease. (44) Actually, evaluation of the fat in artery clogs reveals that only about 26% is saturated. The rest is unsaturated
, of which more than half is polyunsaturated. (45)
This may be why my lipoportein a is elevated most fats are from organic eggs, EFA, and lecthien granules, i do eat red meat but its very lean time to kick in some muscle milk , EVCCO and some. i bet you i barely get 10 grams saturated fats !!
- 05-17-2007, 05:01 PM
A Kit-Kat bar has 9 grams sat fat. I'll take two please.
- 05-17-2007, 05:37 PM
The food we eat does not end up in our arteries. Our arteries get clogged due to our own bodies defense mechanisms. Our own body puts a cholesterol plaque on artery wall as a band aid when it is damaged.
I eat insane amounts of fats and saturated fats. My T production went up dramatically when I increased fat/sat fat in diet. My cholesterol is excellent. Do not believe the lies the media perpetuates. We human beings are mammels and should eat like them. Just because we were created(or evolved) from Gods image doesn't mean we are above eating like the (mostly) carnivorous species that we are!
New York strips on the grill for me tonight, lots of organic butter and sauteed asparagus strips.
05-17-2007, 05:53 PM
I eat raw eggs, raw bacon, raw tuna, mniam mniam.
Steak tartare with raw eggs yolks, (just ground the beef yourself or watch it being grounded).
Add coconut oil to your vegetable juice.
Steak tartare - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
05-17-2007, 05:57 PM
I'm trying high protein, higher fat to try and get my test #s higher..
05-18-2007, 02:22 PM
05-18-2007, 02:45 PM
Now Foods, Virgin Coconut Oil, Certified Organic, 12 fl oz (355 ml)
But they also make this:
Now Foods, Virgin Coconut Oil, Certified Organic, 20 fl oz (591 ml)
I also have this one:
Organic Coconut Oil, 16 Oz (454 G)
05-18-2007, 05:10 PM
I love coconut oil. Does lots of great things.
I agree, sat fats are taking the blame for several other dietary mistakes...mainly far too much sugar, high fructose corn syrup and processed grains with a lack of quality vegetable intake.
Also, LEF.org has a really interesting article on vitamin K deficiency and how it plays a HUGE role in artherosclerosis. The studies are pretty amazing.
Le Magazine, April 2006 - Report: Vitamin K's Delicate Balancing Act
05-18-2007, 09:20 PM
05-18-2007, 11:40 PM
Just a tablespoon or two per day. I've never really worked out the whole "ratio" thing though.
05-19-2007, 06:50 AM
05-19-2007, 08:52 AM
05-19-2007, 11:09 AM
05-19-2007, 11:20 AM
05-19-2007, 03:12 PM
Yeah, I went into the coconut oil thing with some skepticism since I read it on mercola,lol, but many of the claims seem to be true. My cholesterol numbers went way down, my skin stays nicely moisturized even in the incredibly dry high-altitude winter here and it does satiate appetite pretty well. I get a lot fewer carb cravings on it.
05-20-2007, 10:45 AM
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