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January 26, 2016
Processing any type of food means you are heating or refining it, changing the chemical structure and stealing many nutrients; taking it away from its natural state. Just think apple and apple sauce. It’s much healthier to just have an apple.
And when it comes to choosing the healthiest oils to cook with and drizzle on your salad, there’s a big difference between organic or unrefined oils and processed oils.
Want to hear the great news?
According to experts at Body Ecology, we are finally beginning to understand the health benefits of oils and fats. This includes hunger satisfaction, increased long-term energy, improving skin and treating acne, killing germs, increasing concentration, controlling cholesterol, boosting immune system function, smooth transport and absorption of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K, easing joint pain, and strengthening the health of your eyes and skin.
Healthy unrefined oils also feed your brain function and help maintain optimal hormone function.
You need healthy fat in moderation to survive!
The bad news…
Unfortunately even extremely healthy people are likely deficient in essential fatty acids (Omega-6 and 3) because they are food specific and a little tougher to get on a regular basis; particularly if you don’t like fish. Essential fatty acids are something your body can’t make or store.
This means you need to eat a healthy dose regularly. Some foods with your omegas are fish and shellfish, hemp seed, flaxseed, pumpkin seed oil, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, leafy veggies, and walnuts.
High quality organic or unrefined all-natural oils are used to help battle ADHD, depression, anxiety, autism, emotional disorders, personality disorders, and schizophrenia. Studies also show these pure oils can help with weight loss and restoring and maintaining healthy weight in overweight people.
Note: Never forget the importance of MODERATION in everything!
LiveStrong experts rave about the underlying benefits of pumpkin oil. Pumpkin seed oil is of course best in its original organic form, but can also be purchased in capsule form at the pharmacy. Just be wary that your body may not absorb this oil as well out of its natural state. It’s pretty tough to measure but we do know the further you get away from natural, the worse it is for your body in the big picture.
VIP – Always speak with your doctor about the best options for you.
Drizzling pumpkin seed oil on your salad provides you with essential omega-3 fatty acids, which includes oleic and linoleic acids.
Research shows the omega-3s help reduce inflammation and decrease the risk of contracting serious health conditions like arthritis, heart disease, and cancer.
1 tablespoon is all you need for a healthy serving. So when dining out always ask for your pumpkin seed oil on the side and drizzle it.
Pumpkin seed oil releases a strong rich flavor to cooked dishes. Drizzling the oil on freshly steamed or cooked vegetables, enhancing homemade soups, and enriching the flavor or your favorite stir fry are all easy and nutritious routes to ensuring you are getting the healthy fats your body needs to grow strong and maintain your good health.
Specialty Note – Recent studies have shown when used with conventional medicine, under the watchful eye of certified MD, pumpkin seed oil may be a natural option for treating prostate issues in some cases. Very promising news!
There’s no doubt the different fats available are downright confusing. It’s true, saturated fats have been pegged as artery-cloggers, but studies now show your health risks are higher with refined polyunsaturated and unsaturated fats.
Fact is, synthetic or “fake” Tran’s fats you get from processed fast food and junky food like packaged muffins and cookies, chips, cakes, and pastries, are silent killers in large amounts over time. They increase your risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s, bad cholesterol, and put you in the danger zone for heart attack and stroke.
Natural, unrefined, and organic are ALWAYS a better choice than processed!
A balanced intake of healthy organic fats is recommended for optimal health; including small amounts of organic butter and fish oil.
Keep in mind many of these oils are heat sensitive and will turn rancid if kept untouched for too long.
Buy yours today and celebrate good health!