NEVER eat too much of this "healthy" fat
Ever had Tagalongs -- those delicious Girl Scout cookies?
They are uhh-mazing!
Had 'em for the first time today, and I was blown away to say the least.
I mean, cookies covered in peanut butter and layered with chocolate...just makes me wanna buy a whole nother box!
Now, as good as these cookies taste, they're of course not the best for our weight goals.
But you already knew cookies aren't "good" for you. And you know they're loaded with sugar.
What you may not have known is...there are some sneaky little fats hiding in these cookies (and most cookies) that 95% of Americans think are healthy!
Here's the ingredient list in Tagalongs Girl Scout Cookies:
Peanuts, sugar, vegetable oil (partially hydrogenated palm, palm kernel and/or cottonseed oil, soybean and palm oil, hydrogenated palm, soybean and cottonseed oil), enriched flour (wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate [vitamin B1], riboflavin [vitamin B2], folic acid), dextrose, cocoa powder, contains two percent or less of invert sugar, salt, cornstarch, soy lecithin, leavening (baking soda, monocalcium phosphate), natural and artificial flavor, whey.
What sticks out to me?
Vegetable oil, cottonseed oil, soybean oil!
These oils, believe it or not, are all industrially-processed at very high heat and cause massive damage to our bodies
And they cause massive inflammation in the delicate lining of our cells (especially in the digestive/GI tract -- which can bring fat loss to a HALT)
It all comes down to the high amount of Omega 6 fatty acids in these oils. (as opposed to good-for-you Omega 3 levels)
You see, most Americans have a ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 of around 20:1, whereas the ideal ratio is between 4:1 and 2:1.
Not everyone realizes this, but, Omega 6?s are found just about everywhere...
From heavily processed foods and refined grains to commercially raised meats, and many often-used cooking oils (soybean, vegetable, corn, sunflower, etc - again they may sound good, but they are NOT good for your body).
On the other hand, Omega 3?s are the good fats found in certain oils, naturally raised meats, beans/legumes, oily fish, and some nuts.
Step 1 here is learning how to COOK right, and how to CHOOSE foods without these oils in them!
(A.k.a. steer clear of the Tagalongs next time like I will!)
So what oils do you want?
Stick to LOW Omega 6 fat and medium/high Omega 3's:
- Use organic coconut oil (for medium heat cooking)- Use extra virgin olive oil (for low heat cooking and any salad dressings)- Use ghee, grass-fed butter, and naturally-raised lard, tallow and other saturated fats (for high heat cooking)
(We'll discuss this another time, but studies prove saturated fats do not cause heart disease or obesity, so don't worry.)
For example, my favorite treats these days are Trader Joe's Organic Popcorn, made with just organic popcorn, olive oil, and sea salt...delicious!
And I was really fond of the Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cookies with coconut oil, which I would get from the health food store nearby my apartment back in NYC.
Sure, they're not always easy to find, but check the ingredients list on foods in your local health food store, and you're bound to find some good stuff.
And, before I forget...
Don't leave the house without this simple solution to get rid of the inflammation causing your spare tire...in as little as 14 days.
P.S. You can also try some of these healthy low Omega 6 and medium/high Omega 3 oils:
- Avocado Oil
- Coconut Oil/Milk
- Macadamia Nut Oil
- Sesame Oil
- Red Palm Oil
- Walnut Oil
If you can't replace your current oils with one or more of the ones listed above, make sure you use this "13-second supplement" to combat unwanted inflammation.
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