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- Fats are most concentrated sources of energy in diet.
- Fat is a fuel.
Eliminating fat from our diet, does not ensure we will lose weight loss and gain good health. Why is this? Because there are different forms of fat found in foods we eat, and by eliminating fat completely, we eliminate, "the most concentrated source of energy found in diet". Eliminating foods that contain fats associated with obesity and heart disease in your diet, and eating "power fats", that improve your vitality, is way to go.
· The singular distinction you must be aware of is difference between healthy "power" fats, and unhealthy, fats. · The two fats that you should practice eliminating from your diet are, saturated fats and trans fats.
Saturated Fats are fats that stay hard at room temperature, and are mostly sourced from eating animals and animal products. You find them in meat, whole-milk products, poultry skin, and egg yolks. Coconut oil also has a high amount of saturated fat. Trans Fats are man made fats, and are produced through hydrogenation, that is, heating oils in presence of oxygen. Many products found on supermarket shelf contain trans fats, because fats help them maintain a longer shelf life. Margarine contains high levels of trans fats. Unfortunately it is not Law that product manufacturers tell you how much trans fats their products contain, but you can find out if it's in a product, by looking at ingredient list. "Knowledge is King", and if ingredients contain hydrogenated or partially-hydrogenated oils, then it contains trans fats. If consumer voices their opinion, and does not buy these products, manufacturers will be required to change their ways. The two fats that improve vitality and well-being are monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats. These fats come from vegetable kingdom, nuts and seeds, e.g. like linseed, olive and peanut oil, cold pressed oils, coconut oils, avocados and soy-based foods. These fats are necessary to your body for a variety of vital reasons: regulating hormonal production, improving immune function, lowering total cholesterol, lubricating joints, and providing basics for healthy hair, nails and skin. · Do you chew your food?
Food needs to be mixed with four types of saliva, found in body, for optimum absorption. Then it can be easily digested by body, and nutrients absorbed into bloodstream. The body can only absorb liquefied foods. If solid foods are not made into liquids, body cannot absorb nutrients, in food. To absorb these nutrients, body uses four organs of digestion, via four digestive juices.
I. mouth secretes saliva (ptyalin) II. stomach secretes saliva (pepsin) III. pancreas secretes saliva (trypsin) IV. liver secretes saliva (gall)
There is a very old, and very wise saying, that states…
"It's not what you eat people, it's what you absorb!" So…
CHEW your FOOD!
Your PHYSICAL BODY, And your FEET…
· How hard do your feet hit earth? The condition of your feet has an effect on condition of health in your body, and your metabolism. Located on sole of your foot are reflex points for all of bodies organs. In particular, there is a point that relates to kidney's.
The kidney's have numerous functions to perform in body, with most common and understood function being filtering of waste products that are excreted in urine. A not so well known function of kidney's is to store and distribute spiritual energy, or ancestral chi. The kidney's are like a big battery, powering your body. Look after them!
· So if you are of "heavy foot", lighten up!
A favourite saying I use when I walk or run is,
"I am as light, as a butterfly, My feet barely touch ground"
Brett J. Hayes Core Fitness Trainer http://www.vitalityplusaustralia.com.au