is the essential ingredient that made us human and is the
dominant feature of our brain. So, I concluded that it is
very, very important.
make up is either 1) saturated (solid at room temperature);
2) monounsaturated (liquid at room temperature);
3) polyunsaturated (liquid in a refrigerator).
of the three fats above, the monounsaturated fat is highly
recommended. Why? Because it has no direct effect on
insulin, nor any direct effect on glucagon (a hormone
that tells your body to release stored carbohydrates
in the liver to replenish blood sugar (glucose)
levels for the brain); but it does slow the rate in
which carbohydrates convert to simple sugars and enter your
bloodstream. In addition, it also releases another hormone
called cholecystokinin that tells your brain to stop eating.
fats that you need to minimize or avoid are 1) saturated
fats; 2) trans fats; and 3) omega-6 fats. Let's break this
down a little farther:
1) You can find saturated fats in fatty cuts of red meat or
process meats (ham, sausage, hot dogs, bologna, salami,
pepperoni, pastrami, etc.), and high-fat diary products
such as cheddar cheese, butter, and ice cream.
2) Trans fats (man made fats) are found in margarine
and other partially hydrogenated oils that are used in many
processed snack foods.
3) Polyunsaturated fats like soy, corn, and safflower oils
are rich in omega-6 fats, which if used or eaten in excess
are far more worse than either saturated fats or trans fats.
This type of fats can lead to increased formation of
arachidonic acid, which indirectly builds the formation of