Monday, July 19, 2010

Healthy Oils

One of the things we tend to shy away from when we "eat healthier" is OIL and FAT.  But the truth is our bodies need fat.  Not a lot of course.  And not animal by-products.  I am not talking eating a pound of bacon a day here.  I am talking about oil.  Plain, pure and simple.  It can be Canola, Olive, Coconut, Safflower, Sunflower, Peanut, Soybean.  You can get a list online of healthy oils.  Now here is a question for you.  How is this oil healthiest?  In its natural state or when we use it for cooking?  Natural of course.  How much do we need of it a day?

Just two teaspoons a day of the oil itself.  Not cooked.  Now don't pull faces.  Hear me out.  If you put said oil in a bowl of oatmeal it blends very nicely and I promise you can not taste it.  You can also spread it over pancakes and then add your syrup or jam.  It goes undetected, and for me the pancakes were even better because of the FAT!  And it was legal.  You can also use it over salad with some balsamic vinegar and seasonings.  Put garlic and oregano into it and dip some bread into it.  I have also been told it can be put onto air poopped popcorn and then you can easily flavor it how you like.

Now just what does this daily dose of oil do?  The number one thing it does is:  it eliminates the bad fat.  Yep.  It helps get rid of the stuff we don't want.  Not only will it do that but it will help our hair look shinier and softer.  Our skin will thank us too.  And our digestive track will be thankful as well.  Wow!  Who knew two little teaspoons of healthy oil could do so much for us!  I challenge you all to try this.  Two teaspoons each day for the week.  I was skeptical at first, but I did it.  And I tell you it goes in undetected!

1 comment:

MochaTrina@Me So Hongry... said...

Thanks for the reminder b/c I do not get in my two teaspoons daily. Sometimes I put oil in a smoothie.

My mom once told me we need the healthy oils b/c its like greasing the engine of a car to make it go...something like that. Not sure if that made much sense, but you get the picture.