Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Healthy Blog Hop- Healthy Fats
I don't do a lot of blog hops, but this one caught my attention. The Get Healthy Blog Hop is hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh, Stephen Tremp, Diane Wolfe, and Michael Di Gesu.
It is, of course, today and is about sharing what we are doing to be healthy.
As, I am all about health. This is right up my alley.
I have always been interested in doing as much as I can to be healthy and get better if sick without using drugs.
Eat to live is my motto. I have books of natural remedies and home food remedies.
A few years back, I ended up with a copy of The Coconut Diet. I don't even remember ordering it, but it came to my house.
I looked through it and put it down. Later on, I picked it up again and I read it. Really read it.
And it opened my eyes to all the things that I was doing that I believed was healthy and really isn't.
I learned fat, truly healthy fat is not the big bad boogie man.
We all need fat. It's the lubrication for our brains and our bodies.
Coconut oil is not a bad oil. Sure the hydrogenated, refined kind is. But the organic, virgin coconut oil is healthy.
Many of the cooking oils you can buy today are so heavy refined that they aren't healthy.
Lots of people think I am goofy when I tell them that coconut oil is good for you.
It speeds up metabolism, helps your cholesterol, blood sugar, along with blood pressure.
So, the fats I cook with are organic coconut oil, organic, olive oil, and organic butter. Also, some grape seed oil sometimes.
Coconut oil does not taste like coconut. It has a slight coconutty smell, but that is it.
My husband doesn't like eating coconut, but he eats the oil with no problem.
I gave up canola oil a long time ago. It is supposed to be so healthy, but it is most likely GMO and even it is not, it is very heavily refined. At one point it was pretty much all I cooked with.
I feel better since I quit eating it. So does my husband.
There are so many things I could say about what I do to stay healthy, but that could go on and on.
I chose fats because the truly healthy fats get a bad wrap and what have been taught about what healthy fats are comes from flawed studies.
Too much of anything is not good for you. But, at the same time too little fat is not healthy either.
If you'd like to read more benefits of coconut oil, check out mercola.com or just do a search on coconut oil benefits.
Have a healthy day!