Saturated FatsIt is a known fact that a healthy diet that is commonly used for reducing body mass and preventing many serious diseases is based on a low-calorie, low-fat and low-carb nutrition plan. However, recently some researches have shown that there’s no need in cutting down your fat consumption too much. On the contrary, consuming some good  amounts of non-saturated fats along with some small amounts of saturated fats is very important, and thousands of nutritionists around the world underline the importance of a regular consumption of such foods as eggs, oily fish, high quality butter, or coconut oil, which are the best sources of both types of fats.

Nowadays, a new type of diet based on increased consumption of both types of fats is becoming more and more popular. Numerous studies have shown that total elimination of saturated fats from our daily diet very often has certain unwanted side effects. It is true that consuming too much foods rich in saturated fats leads to increased levels of cholesterol and all related negative effects, starting from being overweight and ending up with increased risks of having cardiovascular problems. Coconut OilAt the same time, saturated fats are vital for normal function of our liver, kidney and lungs, they are linked to improved brain function and normal sex hormone production.

More and more nutritionists are rising their voices for consumption of saturated fats of natural origin. “Human beings have been consuming saturated fats from animal products, milk products and the tropical oils for thousands of years; it is the advent of modern processed vegetable oil that is associated with the epidemic of modern degenerative disease, not the consumption of saturated fats,” Sally Fallon, the president of Weston A. Price Foundation and an author of several books in healthy nutrition, says.

For example, she recommends adding to our daily diet such food as coconut oil which is supposed to be a unique and good natural source of saturated fats. There is no doubt that saturated fats in coconut oil can increase bad LDL cholesterol levels in our blood, that is why it is necessary limit its consumption to 3-4 teaspoons a day. However, coconut oil turned out to be a great natural solution to stimulate metabolism, it has a low glycemic index and should be consider a great remedy to suppress hunger. Also, it helps to improve blood circulation and assists in balancing blood sugar. Also, learn more about health benefits of coconut water.

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