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Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Redeeming Fat

With the Christmas season upon us, the inevitable war against guilt for overindulging kicks in. Or maybe it doesn't. Only you know for sure.

If maintaining weight is an objective for you over the next few weeks then it's better to be sugar- and carb-conscious, more than it is to be fat-conscious. Unless of course you dig the yellow oils in the plastic bottles on the grocery shelf. Those are rancid and very unhealthy. Unfortunately, we all have Christmas recipes that call for a cup of that slippery, yellow substance. "Evil" lurks at every corner and grocery shelf, doesn't it?

Most people don't realize that refined sugar and simple carbohydrates (white rice, potatoes, bread, bagels, doughnuts, etc.) either get burned swiftly or get stored as fat. They also jack up your insulin levels which your arteries and insulin receptors don't like. Good fat, on the other hand, is blood sugar-friendly and a great source of fuel for the body. If you want a good read on fat then check out this article from jigsaw health, or Tara Lapinski's (Certified Nutritional Consultant) article here.

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