Another of my long-held beliefs (driven by mis-information, by the way) is being turned on it's head. It seems that my persistent efforts over the last three decades to choose fat-free, low-fat, and skim kinds of products were, in fact, NOT enhancing my health. More likely, those erroneous acts were compromising my health.
Now I'm learning that I need LOTS of healthy, clean fats, the Omega-3 kinds. Turns out it was not those kinds of fats at all that turn into fat in my body. On the contrary, the fat around my girth, under my arms, on my hips, etc., was generated from the high volumes of processed sugars and grains I consumed.
So, how do I get all those good fats now? Here's what I eat, and I eat a lot of it:
- Butter (the real kind)
- Raw, organic nuts, by the boat load
- Fats from real, grass-fed, grass-finished meats
- Fresh, raw dairy products
- Organic coconut oil and olive oil
See, I told ya. Just backward from what we've been told by the "experts" for years.
I'm beginning to wonder if that food pyramid thing wasn't created more for the health of someone's bottom line than it was the health of the line of my bottom.