Know the Enemy: Processed Fats
disease-the number one killer of Americans today-has been directly
linked to the intake of processed fats and high-sugar diets. Other
afflictions such as obesity, diabetes, hypoglycemia, and even certain
cancers are also often the result of the body's inability to digest and
metabolize the processed fats and sugars that are so prevalent in the
average American’s diet.
Fried and processed fats, especially, are very hard for the body to
break down into a usable form. If your body is unable to digest the
fat, it will store it as excess in the bloodstream (known as high
cholesterol and triglycerides).
Lipase is the enzyme that digests fat. It is very common for
people to be deficient in lipase. Many people consume fats, but they
are eating cooked or processed fats, so the foods no longer contain
their own enzymes (lipase). Thus, the body has no way to digest and
utilize the food. So, it is stored as excess and can wreak havoc on the
Supplementing with lipase when consuming fatty foods will help your
body digest the bad fats and use what good nutrients are
available. Many people have had great success by utilizing
to help lower cholesterol and high blood pressure by digesting the
undigested fats that have been stored in the blood stream.
Consumption of processed sugars like corn syrup or plain table sugar
creates insulin surges and sudden, unstable swings in blood sugar
because the body has no way to digest them. All foods that are cooked
or processed at 118 degrees or more contain no enzymes, which make it
nearly impossible for the body to digest and utilize them. If you
choose to eat a diet that is high in processed fat and sugar, you
should at least assist your body and give it the nutrients it needs to
digest fat and regulate your blood sugar. Even if your diet is
“usually good,” you should still utilize
supplements during the times your diet is less-than-perfect.
Another essential ingredient in helping your body digest refined fats
and sugars is chromium. Chromium is a mineral that stimulates glucose
receptor sites and is helpful for balancing blood sugar.
Optimal Fat/Sugar from Optimal Health Systems contains both lipase and
chromium, along with other powerful nutrients proven to help with
digesting fat, regulating blood sugar levels, and lowering cholesterol.
The chromium in Optimal Fat/Sugar is a patented form of
“chelated” chromium and is more powerful than
picolinate and other synthetics. Synthetics are cheaper to manufacture
and much less effective.