Top 3 things that allow me to stay fit and healthy

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Post by Guest »

After 15 years of listening to health podcasts, presentations, various social media snippets, reading books and scientific papers, I have come to the conclusion that the top 3 things that allow me (and I would think possible for all people) to stay fit and healthy are (In order of importance):

1. Consciously avoiding PUFAs (poly unsaturated fatty acids) from processed small seeds (oils from canola, sunflower, safflower, peanuts and others). These are pro inflammatory AND reduce the movement of nutrients and waste from every cell in our bodies and hence reduce the energy potential of our cells, reducing our energy levels and potential to heal. My go to fats are organic butter, organic olive oil and some organic coconut oil.  Other fats I consume come from organic or regeneratively produced animal products.  These have best levels of Omega 3 fatty acids that assist my omega 6:3 ratio to be closer to the optimum of 2.5:1. Not sure if I'm there but my health indicators point to me being close.

2. Eat a balance of carbohydrates, proteins and fats that support my body's need for adequate and easy-to-use energy, adequate body-healing protein and appropriate fats for fat-soluble vitamin uptake and healthy cell function. Most of the food I consume is own-grown or organic vegetables, organic and fermented bread and carbohydrates from plants, not from processed foods. Animal products from organic or regenerative growing methods. I don't measure quantities but follow my body's desires for certain types and amounts. I focus on carbs at the start of the day and proteins later and don't have large, late meals.

3. Managing stress in my life including emotional, sleep-related, physical and environmental. I exercise light to moderately.

My BMI and health indicators are ideal. I'm in my mid 60's. No pains and don't take medications.

I would love your additional, broad summaries of what works for you.

Post by Francis »

Another 'danger'in eating out, whether it be a restaurant, or fast takeaway outlet, (I can never call it Food),is that there is never any knowledge of the types of oils used or how many times those oils have been heated and reused.

Having worked in this environment, I know that the bottom line is making a profit.

Heating oils changes the molecular structure to become carcinogenic.

Polyunsaturated oils oxidize, causing free radicals to be produced.

Saturated fats, oils, don't oxidize as readily and are beneficial in protecting so many functions within our amazing physical bodies.
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