Research by Dr Howell in Enzyme Nutrition and Udo Erasmus in Fats That Heal Fats That

Kill indicates both saturated and unsaturated fats are greatly beneficial as long as they are raw. If the fats are cooked or oxidized, they are altered chemically and may be devoid of lipase (the fat-splitting enzyme) which can lead to health challenges.

There are three major types of fats: saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fats. Typically all raw plant fats have some of all three; however, the ratio of each to the other differs for each food.

Saturated fats are more stable than unsaturated fats and the most resistant to alterations due to heat. The best saturated fats come from the inner soft white flesh of young coconuts (available in Asian markets in North America). Because coconut fat is more stable, I have found benefit in drinking the coconut water and leaving the husk at room temperature for 2 or 3 days before opening it up and spooning out the white flesh. Leaving the coconut out allows the associated fat enzyme, lipase, to begin breaking down the coconut fresh. After a few days of enzymatic breakdown, the coconut flesh generally contains more "energy" and is easier to digest.

Monounsaturated fats are found abundantly in avocados, Sun-ripened olives, olive oil, almonds, and most nuts and their oils. The slight electrical nature of monounsaturated fats allows them to split and bind with some toxins.

Polyunsaturated fats are dominant in the substance and oil of walnuts, sunflower, flax, hemp, sesame, and other seeds. Polyunsaturated fatty acids have a horse-shoe shape. Their strong electrical nature allows them to easily split, enabling them to bind with toxins and carry them out of the system. Because of their ability to bind with toxins, raw polyunsaturated fats are the most healing fats for the body. Polyunsaturated fats are highly sensitive and are the most subject to structural derangement through heating, hydrogenation, and oxidation. Deranged polyunsaturated fats are the most damaging fats for the body and should be totally avoided.

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