Don’t Be ‘Fat Confused’ — My New Book Explains All About Fats, What’s Good, What’s Not and How to Tell the Difference

For decades, saturated fats have been mistakenly blamed for causing high cholesterol levels and clogged arteries, while vegetable oils were anointed as the only fats you should consume. If you’ve been centering your diet on this misinformation, you’ve probably become discouraged as you find yourself still struggling to lose weight — especially when you’re avoiding animal fats like the plague by eating a so-called “recommended” low-fat diet.

But now the truth has come out: The reason you’re not losing weight — or possibly even gaining weight — on a low-fat, high-carb diet is because it deprives your body’s mitochondria of the very fuel they need for optimal function. To that end, if you’ve read my last book, “Fat for Fuel,” you’re going to love my new one, “Superfuel: Ketogenic Keys to Unlock the Secrets of Good Fats, Bad Fats, and Great Health,” which I’ve co-written with Dr. James DiNicolantonio.

With “Fat for Fuel,” you learned about a novel strategy for the popular ketogenic and Paleo diets. Aimed at helping you understand the importance of mitochondria to your overall health, “Fat for Fuel” showed you how using cyclical ketogenesis could help you achieve metabolic flexibility to enable you to burn fat as your primary fuel.

Now, “Superfuel” goes the next step by diving into the historical perspective of how the wrong fats came to be demonized, and how people’s health has literally been destroyed by vegetable oils and trans fats. “Superfuel” explains the ins and outs of the different types of fats, with details on why it’s important for you to properly balance your omega-3s and omega-6s.

“Superfuel” also details exactly what’s good and what’s bad for your heart health, which fats make you lean, and which fats make you fat. If you don’t understand the fuss about fish oil versus krill oil versus fresh fish, “Superfuel” will explain that, too.

Hungry for healthy fats that will make your body run at its optimal best? “Superfuel” explains why it’s not only OK, but good, for you to be generous with extra-virgin olive oil on your salad — or even sprinkle it on your walnuts (another healthy fat food). And while you’re reading about that ever-so-good, extra-virgin olive oil, you can also learn how to find the best olive oil at the store, and how to ascertain that it’s absolutely pure.

Are you feeling depressed or suffering from bipolar disorder or some other mood disorder and wondering which fats might have a positive impact on your brain? Then, “Superfuel” will give you that information, too, explaining in detail why it’s dangerous to have low DHA and total omega-3 fatty acid levels.

In all, page after page of “Superfuel” will help you take control of your health by guiding you through your fat confusion. Offering you the solid science about dietary fats, “Superfuel” will help you embark on the right path to knowing what’s good, what’s not and how to tell the difference when it comes to fats.

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