articles and blogs Kerala Click Articles & Blogs


Blogs | Article Index | Breaking News | Movie News | Kerala Tour Packages | Kerala Pincode | About | Contact |


Not all Fats are Bad


Fats have been unfairly lumped together as being all bad for too long. Fat doesn't necessarily cause disease, and can actually cause a role in its prevention. The truth is that some fats are very bad for us and some fats are actually very good for us.

Time has shown us that diets that restrict all fats fail in terms of weight loss. Since the end of World War II, Americans have been told that they need to restrict saturated fat in their diets. So we switched to margarine from butter, and did what we could to restrict fat. We have been constantly told that the reason for our health problems is that we still eat too much fat, especially saturated fats.

Since Americans have been told to eat a low fat diet to lose weight, the results are that nearly two thirds of adult Americans are now classified as overweight and more children are overweight now than ever before. Obviously something is wrong. That is because we need special kinds of fats in our diets that we are not getting.

If you are like me, you grew up being told that vegetable oils were the good oils and saturated fats were the bad ones. Now we are finding out that it is just the opposite. Diets that are moderate to high in "good" saturated fats and oils such as coconut oil and olive oil are actually very good for us. They raise good cholesterol levels and lower bad cholesterol, blood glucose and blood pressure. As a matter of fact, people who started adding at least 4 tablespoons of coconut oil to their diets every day, have found that they can now lose weight when they could not before on a fat restricted diet. Sometimes the addition of these oils even helps with their health problems.

It turns out that the bad guys are polyunsaturated oils, which carry toxic fatty acids (long chain fatty acids or LCT's). These LCT's tend to produce fat in the body. Polyunsaturated oils are the vegetable oils we commonly see in the grocery store, such as soy, corn, cottonseed, rapeseed and safflower.

We have been told that they lower cholesterol, but they way that they do is not healthy, as it ends up collecting in the liver. These oils are easily oxidized and damaged by free radicals. When cooked they become rancid in a few hours, even in the refrigerator. This causes damage to our body at a cellular level, the end results showing up as problems like diabetes, cancer, hypothyroidism and heart disease. And if that is not enough, these oils help us to get fat, lower the metabolic rate in our bodies, help suppress the thyroid function and cause our skin to age quicker.

Trans-fat is one of the worst bad guys. Trans-fatty acids often appear on ingredient labels as hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated vegetable oils. It is what they do to vegetable oils to make them into hard fats such as margarine and vegetable shortening. It is used in the prepared food industry in baked goods like cookies, crackers, and most supermarket peanut butter to prolong the shelf life. These bad fats are used almost exclusively in fast foods that are fried. When heated and eaten, they turn into something like poison in your system, because your body can not process this kind of chemically made fat. Trans-fats not only increase levels of bad cholesterol, but they will decrease levels of good cholesterol in the blood stream and trans-fatty acids have been linked to heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Fats such as margarine and shortening should be totally avoided, as well as foods items that contain them.

The United States FDA is finally catching up to this truth, and by January 2006 they will be requiring food products to label the amount of trans-fat they have in them.) What is frightening is that trans-fats are found in over 40% of the products on our supermarket shelves.

The fatty acid chains in coconut and olive oil are medium-chain fatty acids (MCT's) and they promote weight loss by increasing the body's metabolism to create energy. Coconut oil has become popular lately, because it has been discovered that coconut oil is nature's richest source of MTC's. If you decide to add coconut oil to your diet, it is recommended that you purchase virgin coconut oil (VCO), usually found in health food stores, because it from the best part of the coconut and has not been chemically bleached and heat processed. It is better for cooking than olive oil, because olive oil can be damaged by the heat of cooking, making it similar to the other vegetable oils in the body when cooked.

Even saturated fat from animals is not as bad as it once was thought to be, especially if it is from organically raised animals (free range and grass fed). Organic butter has a very high conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) content, which helps us lose weight and gain muscle. But non-organic meats may still be dangerous because of the way the animals were raised or fed. Most grocery store meats are filled with hormones, pesticides, medicines and unhealthy fat that gets transferred to us when we eat it.

Organic grass fed and free range meat and eggs avoid these problems, and give us a much healthier source of protein and saturated fat. Organic saturated fats and oils are actually good for you and should be eaten daily. The body needs these fats for healthy functioning.

So, forget the guilt and fry up that range-fed chicken in some coconut oil and enjoy!

By Dianne Ronnow 2005 Mohave Publishing. All rights reserved. From the Coconut Oil Diets Blog found at Coconut-Oil-Diet.blogspot.com.

Dianne Ronnow's best selling book, "Coconut Oil Diet Secrets" reveals how thousands of people are losing weight and getting healthier with coconut oil diets. To find out what the secrets of coconut oil dieting are, Check out her site at: Coconut-Oil-Diet.com. Get the book now and start losing weight today!


MORE RESOURCES:

Savannah Morning News

Savannah considering new limits on short-term vacation rentals
Savannah Morning News
The current ordinance implemented in January 2015 defines Short Term Vacation Rentals as the rental of an entire dwelling unit for 30 days or less and limits operations mostly to downtown where lodging operations are also permitted. The ordinance also ...

and more »


USA TODAY

Buyer beware: Ensuring vacation rentals are up to snuff - USA Today
USA TODAY
vacation rentals are a hit-or-miss proposition, perhaps now more than ever.
World Vacation Rental Market (7.07% CAGR) to 2021 – SAT Press ...Satellite PR News (press release)

all 2 news articles »


KUTV 2News

Lawmakers move vacation rentals bill forward | KUTV
KUTV 2News
(AP) A measure is moving through the Utah legislature to let homeowners use their residences for nightly and short-term rentals through websites such as ...

and more »


Cache Valley Daily

Lawmakers move vacation rentals bill forward
Cache Valley Daily
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A measure is moving through the Utah legislature to let homeowners use their residences for nightly and short-term rentals through websites such as Airbnb. The bill approved by a House committee would ban cities from prohibiting ...



OregonLive.com

Portland to implement tougher fines for illegal vacation rentals
OregonLive.com
Portland will impose tougher fines on illegal vacation rentals, with penalties as high as $5,000 per occurrence. The new rule takes effect March 31, the city's Bureau of Development Services announced Wednesday, finalizing a proposal it first presented ...



fox5sandiego.com

Del Mar Planning Commission punts on rules for vacation rentals ...
fox5sandiego.com
DEL MAR, Calif. – The decision of whether to permit new short-term rentals in the city of Del Mar is once again up to the City Council after the Planning ...
Planning Commission fails in effort to interpret short-term rental laws ...Coast News

all 2 news articles »


Lake Chelan Mirror

Vacation rentals growing more popular to own in Chelan Valley
Lake Chelan Mirror
"Here is my thought, I'll keep an open mind on vacation rentals, but from what I have seen, there are certain issues that they cause," Mayor Mike Cooney said. "First off, we have certain areas where they are permitted, and while they might not be large ...



NBC2 News

Guests finding hidden cameras in vacation rentals - NBC-2.com ...
NBC2 News
Technology and privacy are colliding with a travel trend that is seeing vacationers ditch the hotels and choosing rental homes instead. The problem is hidden ...

and more »


Lifehacker

The Most and Least Expensive States for Short-Term Vacation Rentals
Lifehacker
The cheapest states for vacation rentals are Oklahoma and Kansas at around $70 a night, with North Dakota, Illinois, and Iowa all within the same price range. You can see the complete data set at the link below, including information on the cheapest ...
AirBnB tax tried againWest Hawaii Today
Hawaii lawmakers consider legislation on short-term rentalsNewsOK.com

all 9 news articles »


The San Diego Union-Tribune

Short-term vacation rentals debate heats up
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Short-term vacation rentals (STVRs) are visitor accommodations, a commercial use prohibited in residential zones. The current city attorney has confirmed as much. The city treasurer includes STVRs with other visitor accommodations (hotels, motels, ...


Google News

home | site map
© 2005