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The Benefits of Fats - for Very Beginners


  • The Benefits of Fats - for Very Beginners

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    Friends, in this article, I have tried to present all the basic scientific information that I have been searching for, studying, filtering, and putting together bit by bit in a puzzle that would give a clear idea of how KETO works.

    There are quite a lot of letters, but I hope that your curiosity will overcome and you will finish reading them.

    I would like to discuss this topic with keto beginners and I will be happy to answer your questions in the comments if they remain or arise in the course of reading.

    What is a low-carb food system (LCHF /KETO) and what is it eaten with and why?

    As the name suggests, LCHF (Low Carb High Fat) is a nutrition system based on a very simple principle: reduce your carbohydrate intake and add as much healthy fat to your menu as possible.

    "Oh" - will exclaim now adherents of modern diets and will throw their containers of porridge and fruit at me ))),

    I deliberately avoid using the word DIET, because any diet is a temporary measure, after which there is a rollback, and even with a surplus.

    Low Carb is not a diet, it is a lifestyle that you get used to very quickly and do not want to ever leave.
    • Because this life is full of energy and joy from proper food that fills you, not makes you fat.
    • Because, in this life, the constant feeling of hunger and guilt for another breakdown on delicious food or going out of the daily calorie limit ceases to torment.
    • Because in this life – food is delicious and full, not bland, lean, and fat-free.

    To understand the main nuances, I will make a small digression into history.

    After the introduction of the Nutritional Pyramid by the World Health Organization in the middle of the last century and the actual declaration of war on healthy and healthy fats, carbohydrates are taking the leading positions in the human diet.

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    Although the pyramid contains "healthy" carbohydrates, fruits and vegetables are added, and all this is flavored with low – fat products - this did not add any health or longevity to humanity.

    The WHO went the wrong way. There are independent studies and proven investigations that the Organization was purposefully led by food giants and sugar producers, but this is another huge topic not within the scope of this article.

    Let's go back to the Pyramid. In "useful carbohydrates", making up 40% and the foundation of the diet (see the pic.), there is nothing criminal at first glance. But..., this is only at first glance.

    1. Rice, corn, wheat, potatoes, and pasta are the main elements of this foundation, and they are all direct sources of starch.

    2. Fruits are sources of vitamins and.... fructose and glucose

    3. Fat is a taboo and an enemy, therefore lean meat, cheese, and milk are fat-free. Products devoid of natural fat change their structure, lose their taste qualities, so they require the addition of thickeners (starch), sweeteners (sugar or corn syrup – again starch)

    4. And now, at the top, oil is sitting miserably, with its five percent of the total diet. What can be the use of fats, if they are carefully relegated to the background and “banned”.

    And it is not surprising that at the moment, the world is overwhelmed by an epidemic of obesity, and this, unfortunately, applies not only to adults who abuse fast food but even to babies.

    Just think about it: a 6-8-month-old child is already overweight and has signs of type II diabetes... (after all, even in baby food – starch and sugar are added!)

    Scared? Me-Yes!

    Now we turn from history to biology, anatomy, and chemistry

    I mentioned starch for a reason. What's wrong with it? And here's what – in the stomach tract of humans and animals, starch is hydrolyzed and converted into glucose, which is absorbed by the body.

    We know from our school biology and anatomy course that glucose is our fuel, that is, our energy.

    To deliver glucose to consumers, the pancreas comes into play – it produces INSULIN, which transports glucose to each cell.

    After receiving glucose, the brain feels euphoric, and we rolled our eyes sweetly from the eaten candy, bread, banana.

    But the hour of reckoning is near...

    Insulin, having delivered glucose to the cells, begins to decrease, because nature does not provide for its constant high level. And after 30-60-120 minutes, we feel an attack of hunger.

    Moreover, it is proved that the more active the surge of pleasure (chocolate, cake), the faster the insulin flies down.

    This condition is called "Insulin swing", on which we all physiologically swing. That is why with carbohydrates you cannot be saturated for a long time.

    So, what are the benefits of fats?

    Unlike carbohydrates, FATS are broken down very slowly, releasing KETONES rather than glucose as energy. No glucose – no sudden spikes in insulin.

    And here, like from a cornucopia, all those bonuses that I talked about at the very beginning fly to us!
    • First, the benefits of fat from eating natural fatty foods – we feel a long and stable feeling of satiety.
    • Secondly, due to a long feeling of satiety, we begin to eat less often, snacking is excluded and, as a result, the amount of food eaten and approaches to the table decreases.
    • Third, ketones are many times more effective than glucose in terms of energy. It's just space fuel! The brain is flying at them like a rocket!
    • Fourth, it's just TASTY. A hundred million times tastier than steamed chicken breast and fat-free cottage cheese! Our inner hedonist is elated!
    • Fifth, our mood! After all, we have finally got out of the cage of constant restrictions, prohibitions, breakdowns, and guilt for cheat meals!

    Well, so what? Have I convinced you of the benefits of fat? Waiting for your comments.
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