My Top 5 Reasons to Eat More Fat

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017 in Bio Hacking, Blog, Nutrition | Comments Off on My Top 5 Reasons to Eat More Fat

My Top 5 Reasons to Eat More Fat
First thing we should know is that not all fats are good for you. The best fats to eat are the saturated fats, like butter, ghee, coconut oil, and other animals fats from grass fed animals and the monounsaturated fats like olive oil and avocado oil.
Polyunsaturated fats, from other vegetable oil sources, should be minimised in your diet and trans fats should be avoided at all costs!

1 – Good quality fats are a crucial raw material for so many processes and components of the body 

Most hormones are made of fat and cholesterol and hormones control and contribute to almost all processes and functions in the body. Without a constant supply of high quality fat we can’t expect to feel or function at our best.
Fats make up a large portion of your cells, from your brain cells to your skin cells and everything in between, again, without a great source of great fat, Your body will suffer on a cellular level.

2 – Fat is a much better source of energy for your body
Fat is much denser and is slower to be absorbed (than glucose) , meaning you have more long lasting energy .
Using fat as an energy source does not trigger a release of insulin, like a carb based diet does, which on  chronic basis is absolutely disasterous for the body and can be implicated in a large number of the lifestyle diseases.

3 – Fat eliminates cravings 
Due to its slower and more stable absorption, fat is far more satiating for the brain than carb based energy sources.
Our brains cause us to crave foods when our brain experiences sharp rises and falls in energy levels as on a carb based diet. On a fat based diet, these sharp energy rises and crashes don’t happen, therefore no cravings are triggered by the brain.

4 – Fat soluble vitamins need fat to be optimally absorbed
Vitamins A, D, E and K are known as fat soluble vitamins, this means that these vitamins need to be absorbed by fat to be properly utilised by the body.  These vitamins are very high in dark green, leafy vegetables like our favourites kale, spinach, chard and broccoli. What this means is that we should eat these vegetables with a great source of fat, like butter, ghee, olive oil or coconut oil.
What it also means is that eating these vegetables raw, like in a smoothie or juice and without a good fat, to absorb the vitamins, means we’re not getting all the vitamins we could be and we may even be doing some harm to ourselves.

5 – Eating a high fat diet can lead to a reduction in excess body fat
By eating a high fat diet and re-igniting the bodies own fat burning mechanism, we can actually begin to burn through any excess body fat we may be storing and be full of energy as a result of that!
Not to mention the effects this state of being can have on reversing, slowing down and preventing many lifestyle diseases.
Note from Editor: Fat does not equal only animal fat, there are many as Bryan has pointed out available to Vegans and Vegetarians. Albeit coconut may not be vegan.