…So What Are Good Fats?
Excerpt tip #61 pg 141, Crazy Sexy Cancer by Kris Carr
Unsaturated fats, the king of which are essential fatty acids. EFA’s are often classified
in two groups: omega- 3’s and omega-6’s. They are where it’s at! EFA’s get their name
from the fact that they are essential (duh!) and cannot be produced in your body; you
have to get them from your grub. Great sources of EFA’s are cold-pressed extra-virgin
olive oil, avocados, kiwi, lingonberries, purslane greens, nuts, seeds ( including hemp,
pumpkin, and especially flaxseeds), and fatty fish.
Though technically a saturated fat, coconut oil is terrific for you, too. It generally gets
a bad rap because of the partially hydrogenated kind, but in its natural and unrefined
form coconut is healing and delicious. Coconuts contain lauric acid, the same wonderful
substance that is found in breast milk and that boosts immunity. Look for young Thai
coconuts, whose meat is loaded with good fats and nutrients. Coconut water is also
a fantastic source of electrolytes, and coconuts boost metabolism and have anti-viral
and anti-fungal properties. Add them to your smoothies and look out, world! Geeky
fact: Coconut water is nearly identical to our blood plasma. In fact, it was used in
World War 2 for emergency blood plasma transfusions. Cool!
In general, raw fats are much better for you and your liver than cooked fats and oils.
When cooking with oils, stick with coconut (the very best for high heat), olive, and
sesame, which can handle higher heats.