Most of our calories should come from healthy fats and the least amount of calories should come from carbohydrates. This is the USDA food pyramid upside down.
The reasons why are many, but some of the main reasons are that eating too many carbohydrates produces free radicals, oxidative stress, inflammation, aging and increases the chance of getting Type 2 Diabetes. (Tourmaline has been proven to combat many of these ailments. Learn More.)
Eating healthy fats, such as butter from grass fed cows, coconut oil, oily fish, coconut oil, avocados and olives, does all of the opposite things. Healthy fats burn clean in the body. By that I mean that less free radicals and oxidative stress is produced when fats are burned to produce energy. A high fat diet is also known as a ketogenic diet.
A University of California study found that following a ketogenic diet might be the key to reducing damaging brain inflammation, especially after stroke and brain trauma. Inflammation is also a hallmark of most of the chronic diseases that plagues modern man.
A ketogenic diet involves decreasing net carbohydrate intake and increasing the amount of healthy fats in your diet.
Beyond lowering brain inflammation, a ketogenic diet is beneficial for diabetes, Alzheimer’s, fibromyalgia, epilepsy and more.
As you age, eating well, implementing a ketogenic diet and exercising regularly, will help to reduce inflammation and can also help to reduce or to prevent pain.