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Have We Created Our Own Health Crises? High Fat “Must Have” Foods For Good Health

30 Jul
Butter and a butter knife

Butter and a butter knife (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As you educate yourself on the health value of the foods you eat, you may come to realize that the Nations health crises has a lot to do with the focus on cutting  fat. Or maybe I should say avoiding natural fat containing foods from the U.S. dietary recommendations and replacing them with low-fat foods has stripped away nutrients that helped keep us healthy.

We know that fat is involved in brain, eye and nerve health. Fat has been linked to improvements in

  • Triglycerides
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Depression
  • Prenatal health
  • Asthma
  • ADHD
  • Alzheimer’s disease and dementia

And the list goes on and on… Here are a list of high fat foods that provide more nutrition than you thought:

  • Butter: vitamin A &D,lecithin,and vitamin E and  selenium, iodine
  • Coconut: minerals: potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and manganese, iron, zinc and copper, selenium as well as vitamins: B1 and 6, C E, K and riboflavin, pantothenic acid, folate
  • Avocado: (20 essential nutrients) monounsaturated fat, fiber, potassium, magnesium Vitamin E,K, B & C vitamins and folic acid
  • Chocolate:(72% or higher cocoa) flavonols, antioxidants and helps stimulate serotonin, theobromine (a mild stimulant and diuretic action), caffeine, phenylethylamine, minerals, including magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, copper, potassium and manganese and vitamins such as vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, E and pantothenic acid.
  • Nuts & seeds, vitamins: B1, 2, 6, C, E, niacin, pantothenic acid, folate and minerals:potassium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, iron, selenium, zinc, manganese, copper

So eat for your health and strip those negative thoughts about fat. You will get to your health and weight goals much easier while supplying your body with the nutrients it needs.

More interesting “reads”:

http://www.menshealth.com/mhlists/saturated_fat/

http://www.westonaprice.org/food-features/why-butter-is-better

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mercola/coconut-oil-benefits_b_821453.html

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6 Comments

Posted by on July 30, 2012 in FAT, Food, health

 

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6 responses to “Have We Created Our Own Health Crises? High Fat “Must Have” Foods For Good Health

  1. Beth

    July 30, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Could this explain why even thinking about low-fat diets made me feel depressed? 🙂 Thanks for the great info!

     
    • Valerie Berkowitz

      July 30, 2012 at 11:34 am

      Hi Beth,

      LOL, it is possible. Maybe someone will research your question?

      I hope you are enjoying your summer.

       
  2. Beth

    July 30, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    I am having a good summer. You should know that my copy of your book is being passed around between my family members.

     
    • Valerie Berkowitz

      July 31, 2012 at 7:45 pm

      Wow, thanks you made my day. I hope it helps your family achieve their goals and they choose delicious foods forever.

       

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