We live in a society where we are constantly bombarded with messages from the media and with products attempting to eliminate all fats from our diets. There are no-fat cookies, cakes, breads, crackers, pastas, salad dressing, chips, and the list goes on and on. What few people realise, however, is that completely eliminating fat from your diet is the worst things you can do. The truth is that fats are very important to our diets and overall health; the secret is to know which fats are healthy and which fats kill . Every cell in your body requires fat (healthy oils) to function, particularly your brain, which is made up of 60% fat. In this article today, I will give 10 Reasons Why Should Get More Healthy Oils In Your Diet, and what choices are available to you:
1. Healthier Cell Function
Essential fatty acids are necessary for many vital functions in cells, tissues and organs. They increase oxidisation and metabolic rate. Energy levels rise with higher stamina and decreased recovery time.
2. Healthier Skin Complexion
Besides creating smooth velvety skin, healthy oils improve acne, psoriasis, and eczema.
3. Better Digestion
Essential oils from fats help prevent leaky intestines that can lead to allergies, inflammation, and auto-immune problems.
4. Cardiovascular Health
In the cardiovascular system fatty acids are required to transport cholesterol, lower triglycerides, make platelets less sticky, and lower blood pressure.
5. Elevate Your Mood
Healthy oils elevate mood, lift depression, and improve our stability to deal with stress. High stress levels promote high blood pressure, water retention, inflammation, and blood clot formation.
6. Stabilise Heartbeat
Fatty acids stabilise heartbeat, preventing heartbeat abnormalities that can lead to cardiac arrest.
7. Healthier Kidneys
Overweight people and animals benefit from fatty acids because their kidneys expel excess water.
8. DNA Protection
In the immune system, essential fatty acids protect DNA damage. Although it’s not a cure for cancer, essential fatty acids benefit people with cancer.
9. Better Mineral Transport
Essential fatty acids are involved in transporting mineral through the body.
10. Healthier Pregnancy
Research indicates that an unborn child draws from it’s mother body substantial amounts of the essential fatty acids from healthy oils that are required to build it’s brain.
Here is a list below of some of the essential fats needed for better health:
- Udo’s Oil (Omega 3 to omega 6 in a ratio of 2:1)
- Flax seed oil
- Olive oil
- Fish Oils
- Nuts such as: almonds, hazelnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds
Remember, while you need to be sure to ingest enough essential sustaining fats, you also want to avoid ‘killer fats’ that are devoid of life, or even too many ‘fat-free’ products that are devoid of life. These foods then to be void of nutrition and also higher in salt and sugar, chemicals and starches.