GOOD OILS AND FATS
Good oils and fats are found in avocados, nuts and seeds. Man has not come up to the standard of God's packaging genius. Removing the oil without exposing it to light, air and heat is a difficult task. It cannot be done cheaply. Because of an increasing awareness of the damage of trans-fatty acids, a demand has been created for high quality oil. Companies such as Omega have responded by developing high tech extraction methods in producing oils that would cause a flax seed to blush. Health Food stores are now supplying oils from pumpkin, flax, sunflower, walnut, and almond. They are oxygen-free, cold-pressed and must be stored in a dark bottle in the refrigerator. Virgin olive oil is a poor source of essential fatty acids, but because it is unrefined, it is the least toxic of the store-bought oils.
Estimates on fat consumption run from 40% to 45% of caloric intake. It has been estimated that the requirement for omega 3 is one percent of calories eaten. The requirement of omega 6 has been estimated at 2 percent of daily calories. These are powerful substances. Even three grams is sufficient to prevent symptoms of deficiency. The optimum amount has been estimated at 3-10% of calories or 9-30 grams daily.
All fruits, vegetables and legumes have natural essential oils and fats. Raw seeds and nuts will supply an abundance of essential fatty acids. Cold-pressed oils can be purchased from your local health food store to be used in salad dressings. Cold-pressed, virgin olive oil should be used in moderation.
Diseases can be reversed by diet, and also prevented. Good health is dependent on good nutrition. A diet high in natural oils, fats, seeds, grains, sprouts and an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables will increase the body’s ability to remove health-destroying factors. Saturated fats and excess cholesterol impede cleansing because their sticky composition give blood a thick, sludge-like consistency and slow down the whole system. A diet which avoids saturated fats, cholesterol, and hydrogenated vegetable oils will prevent disease.
We need to drastically cut down on fat intake from animal sources or hydrogenated vegetable oils.
For most people this is a drastic change in diet. It is not an easy change because toxic fats and oils create unnatural cravings just like drugs, both of which cause an imbalance in the body. So you may have to hang tough through the cravings for a greasy burger or fries. The cravings will eventually pass and you can establish a pattern of eating that will carry you through a long and healthy life.
Cells cannot survive independently of the rest from the body. Every cell functions as an organism, all playing its part in promoting health, protection and growth. Think of a symphony. Each individual instrument in harmony with one another, working together through the leading of the conductor. Health is the symphony of the cell’s functions, a song in perfect tempo and balance. Transformed fatty acids destroy the cell's ability to communicate with one another, chaos and disunity result which break down the cell's resistance to sickness and disease. Until the invention of the microscope, these