Fats, sugars and fish oils – Myths, misunderstandings and misconceptions
There is so much misinformation out here in the world of health and wellness. Whether misleading or inadvertent errors in info, you’re almost certainly making a misstep or two because of something that you’ve seen, heard or read. Here I want to dive in deep to three of the greyest areas for confusion and distortions – fat, sugars and fish oil.
Fat and sugar – The (really rather important) basics
OK, is it fat that makes us fat? Or are sugars worse? This confusion is widespread, and it all began back in the 1950’s with one American Scientist – Ancel Keys. Keys set out his argument for fat causing obesity. And his word was held as gospel, at least for a while. Governments en masse backed a move towards low fat foods. But there was a problem. Without fat, food doesn’t taste so great, so because of this the sugar content was increased almost universally. Years down the road and Keys’ argument has been disproven. The trouble was that in this time a multi-billion dollar low-fat food industry was created.
Now for a little science…
Sugar causes your body to store fat. However healthy fats can actually burn fat off your body! These fat-lovelies can be found in coconuts and coconut oil (for cooking), avocados, organic eggs, butter, raw nuts, grass fed meats and wild fish such as salmon, sardines, mackerel and herring – all of which are high in healthy Omega 3 oils.
As for those fish oils…
Fish oils contain EPA and DHA – which both contribute to normal blood pressure and blood triglyceride levels (for you, this means a lessened risk of stroke, heart attack, heart disease and more). And as you take great care of yourself, as part of your diet, you may well consume fish oil religiously. The thing is, you’re most likely wasting your time. You see, most fish oils are simply not strong enough – they’re too diluted.
Then, on the flip side, others are consuming too much of the wrong oils… leading to inflammation-related problems when it comes to their circulation, skin, organs and glands, and most critically in the brain and the nervous system. This is so not good!
So what’s the optimal amount? Well that would be 60% strength omega 3 (and be sure that any oil you do buy, is also 100% natural).
The Bio-Oils Omega 3 Supplement
The Bio-Oils Omega 3 supplement is a fighter of pain and inflammation, and a contributor to normal blood pressure and triglycerides. It balances Omega-3 and Omega-6 Oils perfectly, with a minimum of 60% EPA/DHA fats – which are taken from the body of the fish, not the liver, as the latter contains less than health-helpful toxins.