We all know that too much oil isn’t great for us, but many people are unaware that ingesting all types of oils are really unhealthy. Oil is 100% fat, which means it’s the most calorie-dense food in existence, weighing in at 4,000 calories a pound!
The idea that olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, or other so-called “natural” oils are healthy is a complete myth!
All oils — regardless of what they’re made of — are concentrated fat. They clock in at around 120 calories per tablespoon, which means that the “healthy” low calorie salad you think you’re eating could have anywhere from 360-480 extra calories coming from the vinaigrette, alone!
Also, oil doesn’t contain any fiber or water to help us feel full, making it so easy to overeat fatty foods and gain weight!
Oil clogs our arteries! As it enters the blood, it damages blood vessels, slows circulation, and forms plaque, which can lead to heart disease the number one killer of Americans).
In fact, just one high-fat meal has been shown to lead to chest pain. Our poor hearts!
Here is how it works: The lining of our blood vessels produce a miracle molecule called nitric oxide. Normally, the fast moving blood within our blood vessels is able to pick up the nitric oxide molecules and send them to all of the organs and tissues in our body, repairing and regenerating them. That’s how we stay healthy and young. However, fat slows down the blood, preventing nitric oxide from reaching our tissues and organs. Pretty sad, right? And then what happens? OXIDATION! Which. means aging and cell damage. Yikes.
It’s good to eat healthy fats in moderation.
Only around 10% of calories should come from healthy fats like avocado, nuts, tofu, and seeds.
The vast majority of our calories should come from healthy, complex carbohydrates like fruits and vegetables, potatoes and yams, whole grains, beans and legumes. Healthy fats are an important part of our diets — but always in moderation! Only around 10% of calories should come from healthy fats like avocado, nuts, tofu, and seeds.
Lowering your fat will keep your heart healthy, your tissues and organs regenerating and your waist nice and slim!