Don’t get caught up eating high fat snacks and foods while eating your raw food program during this month. It is so easy. Reason being is because folks get hungry. And sometimes salads and fruits just don’t cut it. So what is the normal reaction…nuts. Nuts are very fatty and seem to give you that comfort feeling that we are very familiar with. Not to mention, when you add a dash of olive oil or coconut oil to your salads you are basically pouring your fat right on…and that actually can be devastating. You do want to use some fats but you want to keep your fat consumption as low as possible.
Frederic Patenaude talks about why eating too much fat affects the healing process of Candida… and this actually applies to most health challenges, especially diabetes:
When we eat too much fat, that excess fat in the bloodstream diminishes insulin sensitivity, so sugar isn’t carried out as fast as it should to the cells. It accumulates in the bloodstream, feeding the candida yeast that is naturally present there. The candida then proliferates to “eat up” the excess sugar. The answer isn’t to consume less sugar, or to try to kill the candida — but to go at the root of the problem, that is, to consume less fat.
Also, Dr Douglas Graham author of the book 80/10/10 says that consuming as many nuts and other fatty vegan foods has detrimental effects to your goals. When it comes to fat, it doesn’t matter so much its origin; fat is fat. Fat goes from the lymph system directly into the blood. Too much fat will thicken the blood, causing the red blood cells to clump together so they cannot deliver oxygen to the cells. Excess fat also blocks the action of insulin in bringing sugars to the cells, which leads to diabetes. It is better to eat small amounts of avocados, nuts and seeds, and not to eat them daily. There is more than adequate fat for the body from fruits, vegetables and leafy greens.
The basis of this program is to consume as much green leafy veggies and you can…with fruits…either blended or in salads. You can consume a small amount of nuts and avocados…but I would recommend you eliminate the oils. You will receive the maximum benefits in this way. If you have any questions or concerns, let me know. I can follow up with you if you have a specific concern.
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Hope things are bright and lovely for you.
Stay tuned for more during the Sept Release the Grease 3: The Raw Treatment!
Peace and Love yall