So I’m picking up some items at our neighborhood grocery, and I’m especially proud of my keto-cart: some all-natural ham and turkey from the deli, cucumbers, tomatoes, avocados, green beans, and cauliflower to make a new “macaroni” and cheese dish (p.s. it was deeeelicious).
In the meat section, I grabbed some chicken thighs and ground beef and then moved on to the dairy section to pick up the cheddar cheese, plenty of heavy cream and several gallons of whole milk.
I was rolling through the snack aisle to pick up spicy pork rinds, when I remembered that I needed to grab wild salmon for my family’s weekly staple: tasty salmon bowls. While waiting on the fish to be packaged, I overheard a fellow shopper say, “I love salmon. I just wish it didn’t have all of that fat.”
Whaaa?!? She passed up a terrific source of protein, omega-3s and, overall, a fantastic fuel source.
I wanted to pull the doctor card and hold a mini-lecture right there on the spot. But, instead, I pushed my cart down the aisle just feeling a bit sad. Is this what it’s come to? Fat is SO bad, we’re avoiding wild salmon?
We’ve all been taught to fear fat. It either causes one to get fat or leads to heart disease, right? Wrong. There is so much misinformation and conflicting information out there. And not just about fat–about sugar, protein, salt, the list goes on and on. How are you not to be confused?
Watch as Nutritionist Mihaela Telecan, RD, and I explain how a low-carb, high-fat diet can prevent and reverse disease.