- Date : 20 Apr 2016
What you should know about raw fat
Translation What You Should Know About Fat Raw,
an article by Dr. Douglas Graham appeared in JEAA, Vol. 2, # 3
You probably consume too much fat if you ...
• suffer from candidiasis, diabetes, hypoglycemia or chronic fatigue;
• suffer from heart disease or cancer, or if you have digestive problems;
• have acne breakouts, white or permanent damage points
• suffer from skin problems such as psoriasis, eczema, or dandruff;
• consume or have the desire to consume complex carbohydrates like bread, pasta, rice, corn or potatoes;
• you want a dessert after dinner;
• feel like eating heavy foods and concentrates such as nuts, seeds and avocados just after a meal.
Here's an overview of some concepts presented in a booklet to be published I called gold Fruit Fat Raw fooders What ?: Do not Know Could Kill Them. This introductory article provides an overall picture of a material fact and controversial in terms of raw food: the raw food means consuming fats in proportions incredibly harmful to health.
You can discuss the many questions that you probably will ask after reading this article by participating in my online discussion group (in English) at www.vegsource.com (click Raw & Sport / Graham). You can also visit my website, www.foodnsport, from time to time, on which I will communicate the publication of the brochure Fruit or Fat? in 2005.
Confusing advice about fat
Most nutrition experts, as raw food than conventional, argue that eating fat is not fat. Indeed, they regard refined oils and fats as "health food". Also, many leaders in the raw food movement teach us that fats are not harmful to health as long as they are eaten raw. Some even give their support to a 80% calories come from fat. They argue that the unstable fat contained in the seeds and nuts can withstand the high temperatures of the long dehydration process and the subsequent storage at room temperature without that they do not degrade. Moreover, they will even classify the refined oil in the category of "juice", suggesting to drink every day to stay healthy. I think it would be better to question the advice and consider the following:
Myth: If it's raw, it's good for me
Despite all the hype surrounding the particular olive oils, flaxseed, borage, hemp and grape seeds, the fact remains that these so-called "healthy" oils are devoid of carbohydrates, proteins and fibers found in the seeds used to make them. So these are refined foods, not whole foods for which we know that our body was designed. Worse, we ingest fat as an oil in proportions that we probably never would eat whole food form. Here are some important facts about fat:
• An unusually high percentage of fat, cooked or raw, into the bloodstream forces them to adhere to artery walls, resulting in a condition known under the name of arteriosclerosis. It can in fact connect the excessive intake of dietary lipids to a number of vascular disorders.
• High levels of fat, cooked or raw, into the bloodstream reduces the ability of red blood cells to carry oxygen throughout the body, predisposing it to cancer and interferes with the proper cell function, including of neurons in the brain. This has the effect of promoting confusion and indecision, and can pave the way for senile dementia as well as memory and learning disorders.
• High levels of fat, cooked or raw, into the bloodstream requires greater secretion of adrenaline to stimulate the pancreas to produce insulin. Therefore, excessive stimulation of the pancreas causes adrenal fatigue, precursor of certain disorders such as Epstein-Barr virus, chronic fatigue syndrome, lupus erythematosus and myofascial pain.
• High levels of fat, cooked or raw, into the bloodstream causes increased insulin production. The overstimulation of the pancreas resulting sooner or later leads to pancreatic fatigue and a chronic hyperglycemia condition. This predisposes the body to a group of metabolic disorders that wrongly called "impaired blood glucose regulation," including hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia, hyperinsulinemia, candida and diabetes.
No matter whether it's cooked animal fat or vegetable oil raw, too high fat intake can be harmful to health.
It is fat, not sugar, it must point the finger
Here's an important physiological fact and often misunderstood in the presence of fat, our body must produce abnormally high amounts of insulin to allow glucose to pass through the walls of blood vessels and cell membranes. So fat, not the sugar in our diets, which is the primary cause of candidiasis, diabetes and other disorders of glycemic control. I discuss this issue in detail in the brochure or Fat Fruit ?.
How much fat should you eat then?
It is essential that we consider the percentage of calories we consume as fat, cooked or raw. The Pritikin Longevity Center, the American organization that has been most successful in terms of health regeneration, recommends a calorie intake from 10% fat or less for maintaining health.
Typical American diet, vegetarian, vegan and raw food: which one is more fat?
Here are some striking statistics. It is well known that the followers of the typical American diet consume, on average, a whopping 42% of their calories as fat. Well, I was surprised to discover that vegetarians and vegans also consume about 42% of their calories as fat. Indeed, vegetarians are likely to consume large quantities of milk products, while vegans generally increase their consumption of oils.
And against all odds, I found that the average raw food is still consuming more fat than the typical American diet enthusiast. Indeed, oils, nuts, seeds, coconuts, avocados, olives, and other fatty durian fruit contained in the raw food diet all provide a huge 60% of calories (and often much more) in the form of fat. Some of the figures are discussed in more detail in the brochure Fruit or Fat?
A big green salad composed of romaine lettuce, a few tomatoes and a variety of vegetables other than root vegetables contains about 100 calories, including fifteen from fat. A dressing containing three table spoons of oil (375 calories), a pinion ounces (178 calories) and some coriander, salt and lemon juice provides about 550 calories, 530 of which in the form of fat. Add to that a little diced avocado (250 calories, 85% fat) and 900 calories in this meal provides about 90 calories in carbohydrates, protein and about 55 755 more than fat. So 84% fat!