Who Knew? Eating No Fat Makes You Gain Weight Faster!
(And Everything Else You Never Knew About Fats)
- Avoid hydrogenated fats. Hydrogenation is a manufacturer’s process that turns liquid fats into solid fats, like cooking fats—Crisco, for example. Hydrogenation means the fatty acids can no longer link with good nutrients to carry them to your cells. The fat becomes a ‘dead’ nutrient. It can do your body no good. Avoid the French-fried foods cooked in the Crisco or other solid fat. You can’t get nutrition from such foods because of the hydrogenated fats they’re covered with.
- Limit solid animal fats, mostly from beef and lamb. Cut them down.
- Increase your intake of fish and fowl, which fat is more unsaturated.
- Take at least 1-3 teaspoons of vegetable oil daily.
- Use unrefined, cold-pressed organic vegetable oils and store them always in the refrigerator so they won’t become rancid. If you can’t find the right oils at home, look on the Internet where you can get exactly what you need.
- Do not buy fats treated to not become rancid. If a fat is treated so that it cannot become rancid, it is ruined for nutrition. Do not buy it.
- Rancidity itself can be bad. Don’t eat rancid anything. The rancid taste is often slight and barely noticeable, but pay attention! Throw out any fats—in a bottle, in nuts, or other food—that are even slightly rancid. I have tasted slightly rancid nuts from bulk bins or cellophane packages--they are commonly rancid because they're too old. Even though they are still palatable, spit them out. Throw out the remaining ones. Vitamins A,K,E and several B vitamins are destroyed by rancidity.