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Friday, 10 August 2018

The One Important Nutrient to Consider as You Age



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As we get older, there is always a growing concern about what to eat and what  to avoid.   After various study, research and applications, it is becoming clearer by the day that healthy fats and oils should be our focus during those difficult years when our internal organs are winding up, when their rugged functions are beginning to pave way for issues like frequent constipation, insomnia, arthritis and other inflammatory diseases, obesity, blood pressure and diabetes.  What foods should be our focus. 

Many have argued that it is better to avoid fats and oils because they are heavy, others suggest, going grains while some say go vegan.   

Here are Six Reasons why you should focus on Healthy fats as you age:

1.  Fats are good for your brain.

  A good part of the brain consists mainly of fats.

2.  Good fats act as fuel and was original meant to be fuel for us.

  If healthy fats like coconut oil, olive oil, avocado oil etc make up a hig
her percentage of the diet, then insulin sensitivity will not be an issue.

3.  Healthy Fats Does not Feed Yeast

Yeast are products of both internal and external activities of organisms arising from our day to day consumption and    events.  During digestion enzymes are required including bacterial resident in our gut, their activities determine the number of healthy bacterial that works in our favour, those that work against make up yeast and candida.  If healthy fats make up our diet, then it becomes difficult for the yeast to have food that makes them fat and multiply in number internally.  It there okay to say that healthy fats help strengthen the immune system.

4.  They Prevent us from Obesity

Obesity is become something of health concern in our world today.  It now known that most ailments disappears once a healthy weight is achieved.  Such as diabetes, arthritis, and even some infertility are trace to obesity and excess body fat storage.  Healthy Fats like coconut oil, avocado oil and cold pressed olive oil help burn fat and reduce cholesterol.

6.    Health Fats help prevent diabetes

These fats helps  you stay full for longer, the urge to want to eat frequently are reduced, the result being better insulin activity and overall diabetes management.  

The best time to include these fats in your diet is in the morning or afternoon, so that it carries you and supplies energy through the day. 

For those who often ask question on what they should be eating, since almost all  foods are No No for them.  They answer is go for healthy fats.  They are better for the elderly too, but do not overdoor it.   Moderation should be your guide, for even the healthy fats if taken too much will show some negative effects.

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