FAT is not a bad word

FAT is not a bad word

FAT. The most dreaded word of our lifetime, and our children’s lifetime. Well, hopefully not anymore! The word ‘fat’ has developed a very dangerous reputation; dangerous and derogatory. We want to change that. An oil and cheese brand clearing the air? Yes, absolutely. Because we actually know some of the good guys - the good fat. The kind that your body needs, often craves and you don’t even realize it because you think that it is just fat, and hence run in the other direction.

When you have a long day of getting the kids to school in time, running back and sending out that email before the deadline, or just hitting the ground running for the family dinner you offered to host - guess what’s getting you through the day. FAT.

A rich source of energy, it is your body’s fuel tank.

We all know what happens when your car runs out of fuel, or your phone runs out of battery. It gets sluggish, and ultimately stops. That is what happens to your body when you are not nourishing it with the right fuel.

Like everything else, the right moisturizer for your skin, the right fuel for your car, or the correct plug for your charger, it is important to identify the right fuel for your body. *drum roll* The Good Fat - and boy, is it good!

All foods and oils contain a mixture of fatty acids, but the type of fat they contain is what makes them “good” or “bad”. The good fat, or the unsaturated fat, nourishes the body and gives it that extra push. While some fat increases your cholesterol and risk for heart-disease, other fat actually does the opposite. Unsaturated fat is rich in Omega-3 which your body needs. It reduces symptoms of depression, memory loss, heart disease, arthritis and fatigue.

Do you know where you can find a Omega3 in abundance? Our sesame oil. Yes, oil that is good for you, tunes your mind, body and soul. Made without chemicals or the abuse of heat, sesame oil maintains it super-power benefit that not many people are aware of. It is the only oil that actually makes you happier, and smarter.

While we were doing some research, we came across some data that challenged everything we have been taught. A recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine indicates that people who eat saturated fat do not experience more cardiovascular disease than those who eat less. A meta-analysis of 16 studies published in the European Journal of Nutrition shows that eating whole-milk dairy products is linked to less body fat and lower levels of obesity. This may be because full-fat dairy makes you feel fuller, faster, and keeps you feeling satisfied for longer, thus helping you to eat less overall.

Adding a little tasty fat, such as butter, to a plate of vegetables, for example, can make it easier to eat healthy food and thus improve the overall quality of your diet.

So the next time you shun fat from your life, make sure you are closing the doors on the right one.