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Rotate your oils


Cooking oils, Trans Fats and Fat Hamstrings

What you cook the food with that you are eating is as important as the food itself.  Don't underestimate the negative power of cooking oil.

By now everyone has heard of Trans fats and their detriment to your health and your waistline.  Hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils contain trans fats.  They promote inflammation and cause you to store fat right below your buttocks on the hamstring.  They contribute to heart disease and clogging of your arteries.  
Even if they have removed the trans fats, many oils are still way too high in Omega 6's and way too low in Omega 3's.
EYE OPENING FACT:  Hydrogenated oils have a half life in the body of about 52 days.  That means for every teaspoon of hydrogenated oil you eat, half of that teaspoon is still in your body 52 days later! Many people are eating hydrogenated oils every day...NO WONDER OBESITY, FAT BUTTS, CHUNKY LEGS AND CANKLES ABOUND.

Wow! - Bad stuff right?  Surely they aren't that common then if they are so bad for you. . . right?

Unfortunately they are cheap and readily available and used in almost all restaurants and many boxed or premade foods.
Many people are unknowingly using them in their own kitchen - Gasp!  What?  You mean you could be giving yourself heart disease and fat hamstrings and not even know it?  Yes you could be, but the fix is simple.

Below is a list of bad oils to avoid.  Go through your cupboards and throw them out.  Be aware that restaurants use them, so avoid the fried foods.

BAD:  Margarine, Spreads, Canola or Rapeseed oil, Soybean oil, Vegetable oil, Peanut oil, Corn oil

The GOOD NEWS is there are plenty of healthy oils to cook with.  In fact these are not just for cooking, you can add 1 teaspoon of oil to your raw veggies.  For Example Flaxseed oil is high in Omega 3's and great to put in a smoothie or over a sald, but it is not meant for cooking because of it's low smoke point.  It is important to use unrefined, cold pressed oils whenever available.  We have included a list below that should be rotated in your kitchen.  You can get a good variety of healthy fats from buying 2-3 of these oils and rotate their use.  When it's time to buy more buy different ones then before and keep the variety going.

GOOD: Ghee, Grass/Pasture Butter, Organic salted Butter, Flaxseed oil, Walnut oil, Macadamia oil, Coconut oil, Avacado oil, Grapeseed oil, Pumpkin seed oil, Safflower oil, hemp seed butter and Sunflower oil.  For a great mixture of oils ask us about Mixed EFA's from Biotics.  Extra Virgin Olive oil is great cold or very low temperature - do NOT high heat olive oil.