The One Surprising Thing You Need To Add To Your Diet

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  1. Half of our cell membranes are made up of saturated fatty acids, giving them structure and integrity.
  2. Fat contains loads of vitamin A, D, E, and K and fat is needed to absorb these fat-soluble nutrients into the small intestine.
  3. Fat and cholesterol are building blocks of brain tissue and needed continuously to maintain function.
  4. Saturated fats protect the liver from alcohol, pharmaceuticals, and other toxins.
  5. Kids need fat in order to develop properly. Nutritional dwarfing and inadequate weight gain have been observed in children placed on low-fat diets.
  6. Researchers have shown that children oxidize fat quicker than adults and therefore need more. Even the American Family Physician (who is more in-line with government dietary suggestions) cautions against limiting fat and cholesterol in children less than 2 years old.
  7. Increasing dietary fat while decreasing carbohydrates (favoring low-carb vegetables instead of grains) lowers blood sugar and insulin levelsand also promotes healthy weight by balancing metabolism.
  8. Cholesterol in foods with a lot of saturated fat is needed to make bile salts, steroid hormones (progestagens, glucocorticoids, mineralocorticoids, androgens, and estrogens), and vitamin D.
  9. Eating fat keeps you satiated, reducing overeating. Try it and see for yourself!
  10. Saturated fats support healthy thyroid function by making receptors more available to use T3 thyroid hormone.

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“Helping women lead joyful lives with holistic wellness tools & spiritual wisdom.” Energy & Shamanic Healing | TCM Health Coach | Human Design