Low Fat Vs. Fat and Sugar Vs Fructose

Hey guys! We’ve been thinking that low fat milk and low fat sour cream are better for you. It’s wrong. Usually what happens is we drink this low fat milk and there’s more carbs or more sugar than the whole fat. Whole fat milk takes longer to digest which means your body is burning calories just to digest it. Also it’s been proven to have more vitamins and nutrients. Let’s not remove the fat and vitamins from our milk only to add sugar. It’s not working.

We have also traded our natural butter in for margarine. Is this better or worse? It’s worse. Margarine is hydrogenated, which means it causes fatty acids in the body. This in turn causes inflammation and hardening of arteries and is also know for causing heart attacks. No it’s not better than using the natural butter.

Most of our low fat ideas are not good.  We can eat healthy fattening foods and get nutrients and vitamins. It’s natural animal fat so you can eat it but if it comes from vegetable oils and is man made, you shouldn’t eat it. It’s simple. Nuts and fish have healthy fats that our bodies need like omega 3. You also need fat in your system to absorb vitamins A,D,E, and K.

What about sugar? How much sugar should we be consuming. Sugar is a tough one.  It’s in a lot of the foods we eat, and in most processed foods. Men shouldn’t eat any more than 9 teaspoons(37.5 grams) and women shouldn’t eat any more than 6 teaspoons (25 grams). Sugar can be high fructose corn syrup, molasses, honey, granulated sugar or powdered sugar. It’s all the same. Fruit is a different story. Fruit sugar called fructose is okay to eat. And the same with cow milk’s sugar called lactose. These are different because they come from the milk or fruit and so you’re also getting the vitamins ,nutrients and  fiber from the milk or fruit. It makes a difference. Just like the fats in butter or the fats in nuts. Fruit and milk are also good for you. They have nutrients. Sugar has nothing good for you. No fiber, no vitamins or nutrients. They are simply empty calories and we need to avoid them. If you’re not careful with your sugar you could end up with diabetes.

Take care of yourself and I’ll be back real soon!