Saturday, March 3, 2007


Well, you have always heard that Omega 3 fats are good for you, but you may not know why.
Each cell in our body has omega 3 fats as the membrane, but we have all been eating trans-fats. It is like building a house with bricks for windows - the insulin cannot make it inside our cells with the glucose, so our cells are literally starving. The glucose builds up in our bloodstream, and eventually creates insulin resistance and diabetes. This is why the food industry is now removing trans-fats from the shelves and off the menu.
A big clue that you need more omega 3's is if the backs of your heels are cracked.
Just add 10 gm per day of omega 3's to the 25 grams of dietary fats. This would be oils like flax or fish oil. Take them in 1 gm pills if you have to. But get them down. If you have any digestive complaints, use digestive enzymes to make sure you absorb the fats that are good for you.
And coconut oil helps you so much in terms of metabolism, that you may take 2 to 4 tbs per day and not even count it as dietary fat! You will see your blood glucose go down with every tablespoon of coconut oil. Nutiva makes a great virgin coconut oil, and this is my favorite brand.

No comments: