Fat For Fuel Review
Eat Fat For Fuel by Dr. Mercola Fat For Fuel Book Review
Here is a very good book that brings together quite a bit of what I picked up from various sources on my IF/Keto journey. I would say it is a Must Read. There are some parts that need to be filled in such as an exact regime, but I suspect he will come out with another book.
There are so many interesting bits and pieces in here it is not even funny. What he does an excellent job of is that he brings together nearly every source and study that I have looked at and followed along the way and puts them all on one place.
From Dr. Rosedale and why you need to limit Proteins, to some of the information from Dr. Volek and Dr. Phinney on the benefits of Low Carbohydrates and why they are the way to go and why high fat is healthy . Their book is quite funny by the way.
This book is an excellent source for the science of IF/Keto for sure. He explains why it works and why Mitochondria Rule! If your Mitochondria are healthy, then so are you basically. Here are just a few excerpts.
“fasting can boost a protein known as brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) by anywhere from 50 to 400 percent, depending on the brain region. BDNF activates brain stem cells to convert into new neurons. It also triggers other chemicals that promote neural health and has been shown to protect brain cells from adverse changes associated with Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease”
“Nutritional ketosis is the state you achieve when you enter a fat-burning state. It is an exceptionally healthy way to create the conditions your body needs to stay healthy and age well. In nutritional ketosis, blood ketone levels are typically between 0.5 and 3 mmol/ liter and rarely exceed 6 to 8 mmol/ liter. Blood glucose levels also lowered to healthy levels of 70 mg/ dl or less.”
“In other words, carbs can be seen as a far dirtier fuel than fats. When you adopt a high-fat, low-carb diet and make the switch to burning fat and ketones for fuel instead of glucose, your mitochondria’s exposure to oxidative damage drops by as much as 30 to 40 percent compared to when your primary source of fuel is sugar, as is typical in American diets today. This means that when you are “fat adapted”— that is, when you have made the transition to burning fat for fuel— your mitochondrial DNA, cell membranes, and protein can remain stronger, healthier, and more resilient.”
I stocked up on a number of the things that he recommends you eat and did a video on them. Plus, put links in for the one that I purchase. Gotta love Amazon!
Fat for Fuel by Dr. Mercola
Good Things To Eat! Here are some of the links for the things in the book.
Raw Cacao Nibs. If you have never had these before, they are out of this world and will spoil you for chocolate for the rest of your life. I take a teaspoon of whole nibs, put them in a couple of tablespoons (or more) of raw heavy cream and sprinkle in some stevia powder. To die for really. 🙂
“Raw cacao powder has nearly four times the antioxidants of regular dark chocolate, making it one of the most concentrated sources of antioxidants available. In addition, it contains protein, calcium, carotene, thiamine, riboflavin, magnesium, sulfur, and more than 380 phytochemicals.”
Raw Cacao Nibs 2 Pounds. They have 1 Pound packs too.
Organic Stevia Extract Powder 1 Pound
I usually mix about 1 teaspoon of all of the seeds in a quarter cup of water, sprinkle a little stevia powder on them and let sit over night. Then eat the next day. YUMMY!