Warning: Cooking With This Oil Releases Toxic Cancer-Causing Chemicals

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What oil do you cook with? New study suggests it’s a question that shouldn’t just be on the lips of foodies, but also those interested in reducing their risk of cancer.



According to leading scientists who are now recommending food be fried in olive oilcoconut oilbutter or even lard,
cooking with vegetable oils releases toxic chemicals linked to cancer and other diseases.

The results of a series of experiments threaten to turn on its head official advice that oils rich in polyunsaturated fats – such as corn oil and sunflower oil – are better for the health than the saturated fats in animal products and coconut oil.

Scientists found that heating up vegetableoils led to the release of high concentrations of chemicals called aldehydes, which have been linked to illnesses including cancer, heart disease and dementia.

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Olive Oil Benefits Heart and Immune System

 

A study published in August 2015 has found that replacing oils typically consumed in the standard American diet (corn, soybean, etc.) with extra virgin olive oil can improve both heart and immune health.

Vegetable-based oils are high in omega-6 fatty acids. In moderation, these fats are heart-healthy; however, the standard American diet boasts an excess of omega-6s, which ends up having a negative effect by increasing the risk of inflammatory diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes.

In this study, researchers evaluated the impact of olive oil on the inflammatory and immune responses and cardio-metabolic risk factors of overweight/obese individuals.

In this three-month intervention, 41 participants (aged 65 and older) were divided into two groups: the control group—which was provided with a mixture of corn oil, soybean oil and butter—and the treatment group, which received extra virgin olive oil to use in place of all the other oils in their diet.

Compared to the control group, the olive oil group experienced lower systolic blood pressure, a strong trend toward increased HDL concentrations (the beneficial form of cholesterol) and enhanced immune health.

The researchers concluded, “Our results indicate that substitution of oils used in a typical American diet with extra virgin olive oil in overweight and obese older adults may have cardio-metabolic and immunological health benefits.”

Reference:
Rozati M, et al. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2015 Aug 7;12:28.

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Eating these fatty foods can make you thinner

http://alignlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/coconut.jpgIf you have been avoiding fatty foods because you think eating fat makes you get fat, it’s time to look at three fatty foods that can actually help you lose weight. In addition, each gives a powerful boost to the brain, which is 60 percent fat and needs constant replenishment to work well. Not surprisingly, each of these foods is naturally occurring and has been either very minimally processed or not processed at all.

Coconut oil – is nature’s richest source of medium-chain fatty acids that lead to weight loss. Most plant based fats are made up of long chain  fatty acids, which are typically stored in the body as fat. On the other hand, medium chain triglycerides are transported directly to the liver, to promote thermogenesis  (the production of heat), which increases body metabolism and spurs weight loss. (more…)

Why avocado is the feel good food

avocadoThe avocado could be the crown jewel in a healthy plant centered diet, even though it is not a vegetable.  Avocado is actually a fruit — an oily berry, sometimes called alligator pear because of its shape and outer skin texture and color.

Avocado, along with organic rice and dry, freshly soaked and cooked beans, is more than enough to silence the meat industry’s claim that you’re not getting enough protein. Though foolishly ignored by weight watcher types for its high fat content, what is also foolishly ignored is the avocado’s high and complete protein content.

Of course, it’s easy to be foolish if you don’t know the facts. So here we go.

Avocado Fat Facts (more…)

Top 5 Tips For Balancing Hormones Naturally

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In the past few years, I’ve learned a lot about balancing hormones naturally with a healthy diet of traditional food and food supplements. I’ve put together my Top 5 Tips For Balancing Hormones Naturally.

Before I share my tips with you, please note that I’m not an expert in this area, nor am I a doctor and this post should not be construed as medical advice. However, I have learned some things over the past few years that I want to share. I hope it will help some people out there.

This post is especially for women, since so many of us suffer from hormonal issues. These hormonal problems are more prevalent as we age, and particularly after pregnancy and childbirth. However, more and more women are experiencing hormonal problems in our youth — everything from missed periods, low sex drive, cysts in the breasts and ovaries, infertility, and breast cancer. There are many things we can do nutritionally to prevent and reverse these hormonal disorders.

My Experience with Balancing Hormones Naturally

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Eat fat to get fit – the ketogenic diet explained

11375928206_90665a2e3e_weight-loss Have you tried diet after diet only to lose the weight you wanted and then gain it all back? You’re not alone. Millions of people just like you are so frustrated with trying to lose weight, they’re ready to give up. Don’t give up yet.

There are a lot of so-called “diet” programs out there that teach you to count calories, take pills or subsist on a tiny boxed meal that takes 2 or 3 bites to finish. (Mmm, satisfying. Not!) The only thing the people selling these products want is your money. If you were to actually succeed through any of these companies, they’d go out of business.

Starving yourself with extreme calorie restriction is never a good idea. Especially with these pre-packaged diet plans as most of them are low-fat and high in synthetic chemicals. Low-fat diets are virtually guaranteed to keep the weight on because your body needs and craves the right kind of fat to stay healthy.

Most diet pills aren’t any better because they’ll either make you too sick or too anxious to eat. With the ketogenic diet, you eat fat to get fit and won’t feel deprived.

The ketogenic diet fills you up with healthy fat

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A Guide to Choosing Healthy Oils

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If you’re not sure how to choose healthy oils for cooking, it’s important that you understand the essential differences between saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Once you understand the basic characteristics of these fatty acids, you’ll know which commonly available oils are good for your health, and which ones you should avoid whenever possible. (more…)

The Fat Question: Why fat doesn’t make you fat

why fat doesn't make you fat | www.eatnakednow.comThere’s a big ol’ myth out there that stubbornly refuses to die. It goes something like this: eating fat makes you fat.

From a basic caloric standpoint, this appears to make sense. Fat contains 9 calories per gram, whereas carbohydrates and proteins contain 4 calories per gram. If calories were the only thing to consider, it would stand to reason that if you eat fat, you’re going to gain weight because of the higher caloric load.

Well, first off – let’s clear up the calorie myth. If you haven’t done so already, please read last week’s post on why calorie counting is such a small part of the health and weight puzzle. (more…)

Sweden Becomes First Western Nation to Reject Low-fat Diet Dogma in Favor of Low-carb High-fat Nutrition

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Swedish meatballs now “OK”

Brian Shilhavy
Health Impact News Editor

Sweden has become the first Western nation to develop national dietary guidelines that reject the popular low-fat diet dogma in favor of  low-carb high-fat nutrition advice.

The switch in dietary advice followed the publication of a two-year study by the independent Swedish Council on Health Technology Assessment. The committee reviewed 16,000 studies published through May 31, 2013.

Swedish doctor, Andreas Eenfeldt, who runs the most popular health blog in Scandinavia (DietDoctor.com) published some of the highlights of this study in English: (more…)

New Study Confirms Chocolate’s Fat-Busting Properties

New Study Confirms Chocolate's Fat-Busting Properties

One of my favorite past times is not only eating chocolate, but reporting on it.

Recently, for instance, I reported on a myth-busting study finding chocolate burns belly fat, as well as improves cholesterol.[i] Before that I reported on research indicating that the medicinal properties of chocolate are so powerful that this treat gives the 29 billion dollar statin drug industry a run for its money as far as protecting you from the #1 cause of death in the Western world.

No doubt, chocolate lovers are reveling in the fact that their love affair with this irresistible treat is increasingly being officially sanctified by today’s lab coat wearing priestly caste. After all, many folks suffer from a love/hate relationship with chocolate; ambivalent over their habitual consumption of something still generally considered to be ‘candy,’ and indeed is still placed in the candy aisle of institutions such as grocery stores and pharmacies.  (more…)