Published on Nov 8, 2017
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What’s going on, SixPackAbs.com? Thomas here to talk about fat – or rather, fats – both good and bad ones. I want you to take this knowledge about fats moving forward and incorporate into the fasting lifestyle I’ve broken down for you in all my videos.
Let’s dive right in:
2:21 – Monounsaturated Fats
-Monounsaturated fats are fat molecules that have one unsaturated carbon bond in the molecule, also known as a double bond.
-Oils that contain monounsaturated fats are typically liquid at room temperature but start to turn solid when chilled.
-Oleic Acid – Omega 9 – helps to reduce blood pressure, but occupies a particular part of a cell, making it become extra protected.
-Palmitoleic Acid – Omega 7 – helps the body utilize fats more efficiently and dramatically reducing insulin resistance.
-Omega-7 protects the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas from glucose-induced toxicity.
-Omega-7 & Inflammation: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25499944
4:35 – Polyunsaturated Fats – Omega 3 & 6
-Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) in Omega 3 is a 20-carob fatty acid and its main function is to produce chemicals called eicosanoids, which help reduce inflammation.
-Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) in Omega 3 is a 22-carbon fatty acid that makes up about 8% of brain weight and is extremely important for normal brain development and function.
-Alpha-linolenic Acid (ALA) in Omega 3 is an 18-carbon fatty acid that can be converted into EPA and DHA, although the process is not very efficient.
-Omega 6 is found in the so-called “healthy fats” like vegetable oil, safflower oil, canola oil, etc.
-Like EPA, Omega 6 is used to produce eicosanoids – however, the eicosanoids it produces are more pro-inflammatory.
6:54 – Trans Fats
-It takes 51 days to begin breaking down trans fats…
-Trans fats block the production of Type 1 and 3 prostaglandins, which are derived from the omega-6 and omega-3 fats.
-Stay away from Cool Whip and things that have “partially-hydrogenated soybean oil.”
7:48 – Saturated Fats
-Coconut oil, palm oil, and fats that come from animals that are sustained and ethically raised.
-These are NOT bad.
-There is zero correlation between stroke and cardiovascular risk for those that consume high levels of saturated fats as opposed to those who consume a high level of regular fats: http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/91/3/535
The point of today’s video is MODERATION. Saturated fats are good for your immune system, tremendously powerful for your brain health, and yield a plethora of other health benefits the mainstream media has led you to think otherwise about.
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