Our mission at Natural Healing Centers is to encourage healing on all levels, being able to reach one’s highest potential within the sacred structure containing body, mind and spirit.
Cooking with Oils
Remove the Bad Fats and Use the Good Fats
Did you know that your brain is 60% fat? Fats are essential for proper brain function, building healthy cell membranes, proper blood clotting, absorbing essential nutrients (like vitamins A, D, E, and K) and protecting vital organs.
The low- fat food myth tells us that low fat, processed foods are healthy for us. However, when they remove the normal fats from these foods they replace it with sugar, usually high fructose corn syrup, to give the food some flavor. This is detrimental to your health! More sugar and carbohydrates can lead to more calories and weight gain. When you see “non-fat” or “low fat” foods, think more sugar and the potential for weight gain.
Use the acronym BACON to determine good, healthy fats:
B: Butter or Ghee (clarified butter)
A: Avocado Oil or Avocados
C: Coconut Oil, Coconut Cream, Coconut Milk (unrefined, full fat, unsweetened, guar gum acceptable)
O: Olive Oil
N: Nut Oils (unrefined, expeller pressed)
*Grapeseed Oil is another good source. Look for unrefined.
When cooking with oils, it is very important to not to overheat as this can turn a good fat into a rancid fat!
Breathing properly benefits the body by increasing circulation, decreasing pain and inflammation, and calming anxiety.
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