3 Reasons to Biohack your Life with Fat!

 

Many of us have heard the common misconceptions around fat. The low-fat craze of the 80’s-90’s really gave fat a bad rap, masking it as the most evil of food groups! However, the latest research is continually proving the vast benefits that fat has for our bodies! This is the healthy fats of course, not fats from processed, deep fried, or sugary foods...sorry to burst your bubble!

One of my favorite books, “Grain Brain” by Dr. David Perlmutter, discusses how our ancestors used to eat diets consisting of 75% fat, while currently average Americans only consume 20% fat as part of their daily diet. And guess what diseases are on the rise compared to our ancestors? Depression, alzheimer’s, ADD/ADHD, diabetes, and ANY chronic condition relating to inflammation! Let alone the obesity epidemic - a condition related to sugar and carb consumption, not fat!

Here, I’ve listed my top 3 reasons to biohack your life, by eating more fat! There are much more than 3 reasons, of course!

Feel Less Hunger

Eating fat gives us the most satiation and energy bang for our buck. Eating plenty of healthy fats {ie: grassfed butter, healthy oils, nuts, nut butters, avocado} does a fabulous job at stabilizing blood sugar. Meaning energy is more stable, and we have sustained energy for longer periods of time. Fat also suppresses the hormone ghrelin, which provides the signal to increase feelings of hunger!

Feed Your Brain

Do you frequently experience brain fog, find it hard to retain information, or have a hard time remembering things? Up your fat, as it is the main fuel source for your brain! Our brain tissue is made up of 60% fat!

Hormone Balance

Fats and cholesterol are precursors to some of the bodies’ most important hormones, including: progesterone, pregnenolone, DHEA, testosterone, cortisol, and more! Many times I have seen patients experiencing hormonal issues aren’t eating enough fat!

What are your favorite ways to sneak more healthy fats into your diet? My personal favorite is a perfectly ripe avocado with some fresh ground pepper and himalayan sea salt sprinkled on top! Add some healthy fats to your diet today to experience a clear mind, satiated appetite, and improved health!

LOVE & HEALTHY FATS,

DR. ABBY