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{VIDEO} 3 Fats That Hurt, 3 Fats That Heal

Robyn Openshaw - Mar 19, 2017 - This Post May Contain Affiliate Links

“Fat-free” means “healthy,” right?

Actually…nothing could be further from the truth.  I’m still trying to undo the destructive psychology from the  fat-free obsession in the 80’s.

Remember how fat-free margarine became a “healthier” substitution for butter, and coconut oil got blacklisted?

Yes, there are unhealthy fats, but there are fats that heal you, too!  These healthy fats fight aging and fatigue, help manage your moods, and even control your weight.

Watch my video I just made to show you the difference!

[And here’s that link to the free Video Masterclass I mention at the end. Learn how to use food to heal your gut, stop inflammation, eliminate food addictions, and more–without breaking the bank or being a weirdo about eating, in social situations!]


Posted in: Healthy Weight, Whole Food

58 thoughts on “{VIDEO} 3 Fats That Hurt, 3 Fats That Heal”

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  1. Alysen Gervais says:

    Just a head’s up Robin. In minute 2:33, you say about Coconut Oil, to “replace it WITH any other oil 1/1″…. instead of “replace any other oil WITH coconut oil 1/1”. Most of us who watch this video are in the know and understand what you’re saying. My suggestion is to replace that part of the video, very confusing for someone trying out your suggestions for the first time.

    1. Terry says:

      So what is confusing about about replace 1/1…..if it calls for 1/2cup of butter, you use 1/2cup coconut oil instead…right?

      1. GSG Support says:

        Hi Terry – yes, exactly, one for one exchange/substitution. 🙂

        1. Regina says:

          Great Video.

      2. Mary says:

        I understand the 1for1 but what if you don’t like coconut oil? Is there different oils to make it Taste better

    2. Robyn says:

      if I made a mistake, I apologize! can’t really "replace" something in a video way out there, but oops, sorry! sometimes my brain gets ahead of my mouth….

  2. Mohmd says:

    I have 2 questions please: 1- is organic vegetables oil bad? 2- extra virgin coconut oil has a very strong and acquired taste and smell , what do you recommend? Thanks

    1. Robyn Openshaw says:

      organic junk food is still junk food! that’s your first q. to the second q, when it tastes coconutty that’s because it’s really clean and fresh and cold pressed, which is best! i’d still rather see you using a more refined coconut oil (which will be more flavorless) than junky fats that are bad for you, though, if the smell/taste of the good stuff doesn’t resonate with you.

  3. Liza says:

    What about avocado oil? Your thoughts please

    1. Shirley Rubin says:

      I’m also curious about using avocado oil.

      1. Robyn Openshaw says:

        i like cold pressed avocado oil, organic, we didn’t cover EVERY good oil, just an example from each healthy CLASS of oils. 🙂

        1. Terry says:

          What do you mean by “green” olive oil? Just organic?

          1. julia says:

            I think Robyn means the green in color the better! Organic as well.

      2. Robyn Openshaw says:

        avocado oil is a very fragile fat, so i wonder about the supply chain, but it’s a very healthy fat! i’d rather eat it right out of the peel, myself, but it’s lovely in a salad dressing and good for you! i was just giving examples from healthy CLASSES of fats.

    2. Mary says:

      Willing to try

  4. Donna says:

    My doctor tells me butter is a good fat. Your thoughts?

    1. GSG Support says:

      Hi Donna – small amounts of grassfed butter is fine!

  5. Polly Sayles-Hatfield says:

    Robyn, you’re a wealth of great info!!!! Thank you!

    1. GSG Support says:

      Hi Polly – thanks for your sweet comment and I’m thrilled to share the research knowledge for everyone to have access to the most current wellness information!

  6. Caroline Arnold says:

    Thank you so much. Didn’t know to buy Olive oil green. Thanks for teaching us and sharing your Knowledge. God Bless you and your family.

    1. GSG Support says:

      Caroline, thank you for your comment! We’re always learning so thank you for enjoying the process with me!

  7. Kim says:

    Robyn, I am a daily user of coconut oil believe in all its benefits. I recently had a conversation with 2 whole food/health conscious coworkers who stated that it is not as good as once believed. One coworker stated that since adding it to her diet, her cholesterol has elevated and is now in an unhealthy range. I am really confused. As a nurse, I understand the physiology of how medium chain vs long chain triglycerides work in the body. Now I am concerned that coconut oil may not be as healthy as I thought. Help! (thanks for sharing your knowledge)

    1. Jani says:

      Not ALL coconut oil is created equal. Hydrogenated/hardened coconut oil is just as bad as margarine. Hydrogenated coconut oil was used in the research in the 50s when coconut fat was declared bad for heart (all fat in that study was “normalized” to be similar).
      Make sure it is virgin coconut oil or at least not hydrogenated/hardened/processed.
      BTW, level of cholesterol is not a good marker for heart disease risk, it’s the kind of cholesterol (small particles of LDL and HDL are problematic).

    2. GSG Support says:

      Hi Kim, Thanks for your important question. Here’s a blog I wrote a while back that addresses these questions well. https://greensmoothiegirl.local/2014/02/25/coconut-oil-friend-foe/ I hope it helps unconfuse you and others! 🙂

    3. Carol says:

      Mine went up too.

  8. Barbara Carbone says:

    Didn’t know flax spoiled quickly n that it’s not meant for cooking. Now I know why my dish was Thanks.

    1. GSG Support says:

      Hi Barbara – yes, flax is way to fragile to cook with, as is olive oil. Best to sautee or fry in organic, refined, cold pressed coconut oil.

      1. Brenda says:

        Refined ? Not unrefined ? Im confussed now

        1. Helen Katy Support says:

          Hello Brenda – unrefined is best.

  9. Marja Vincent says:

    What would you spread on your bread when making sandwiches ?

    1. sbsuz says:

      Avocado instead of mayo! 🙂

    2. GSG Support says:

      Hi Marja – you can use coconut oil, grassfed butter or avocado mashed or in thin slices!

    3. Helen Katy Support says:

      Hi Marja, Coconut oil or avocado (mashed) are two very nice sandwich spreads that provide good healthy fats.

  10. Connie says:

    Any suggestions for those of us who are taking the blood thinner warfarin and need to be careful of eating too many greens the way your program suggests?

    1. Daryl says:

      That drug will eventually kill you Stop taking the drug and eat greens instead You’ll live longer

    2. GSG Support says:

      Robyn can’t advise you about your specific, complex health problems. She isn’t a practitioner, so that isn’t ethical, and of course she has no access to the complex interplay of factors that comprise your health history. However, what we’re good at is helping put great nutritional strategies into play that are the foundation of good health. We urge you to do your own research and to educate and empower yourself to find your path to health.

      You may be interested in Robyn’s FREE video masterclass on how to beat inflammation, with food, where she teaches you on video how eat for good health far more inexpensively and deliciously than you think. Robyn specifically stated that anyone with a chronic health condition needs to do Step 8 in 12 Steps to Whole Foods. Robyn teaches that all disease, and all health, starts in the gut. A damaged gut shows up not just as digestive problems, but also as skin disorders, auto-immune conditions, and much more. We can’t rebuild our health without rebuilding our damaged gastrointestinal tract (eroded by antibiotics, as well as other drugs such as steroids, anti-inflammatories, aspirin, and much more).

      Step 8 in 12 Steps to Whole Foods teaches you the whole broad array of habits indigenous people have used for thousands of years to maintain good digestive health, and a fully functioning colony of healthy bacteria protecting us, in the gut (where 80% of our immune system is). Kefir, yogurt, raw sauerkraut, rejuvelac, and much more. Robyn recommends you do at least TWO of these habits she teaches in Step 8 daily, which are easy and inexpensive but require a shift in your food-prep habits. So make sure you have our 12 Steps to Whole Foods course. It is truly a game changer. I hope this helps!”

    1. Jennifer says:

      I would suggest not getting your health information from USA Today…

      There are TONS of studies out there that prove it IS healthy and beneficial for the human body. Stick with more reputable sources of health information (like GSG!!!).

    2. Terry says:

      Now I am totally confused about the coconut oil issue…..good or bad?

      1. Denise Wallace says:

        Organic non GMO unrefined coconut oil is absolutely the best healthy fat! Coconut oil is a natural occurring saturated fat. What misinformed people don’t understand is that saturated fats are not created equal. Lard, shortening and margarine are the ones born in a laboratory which will kill you. Unfortunately USA today has looped real and artificial into the same category. Trust that GSG has done her research and knows what she is talking about.

        1. GSG Support says:

          Thanks Denise – we have and do.

      2. GSG Support says:

        Terry, I understand your confusion but can rest assured using coconut oil that is organic, refined and cold pressed is a very good thing! It’s a saturated fat, but not like the other unhealthy ones, rather a wonderful source of medium chain fatty acids. It can replace 1 for 1 in any recipe calling for “vegetable” oil. Your body will love it! Eat it and use it as a moisturizer. Use it to oil pull toxins out of your body first thing in the am before brushing your teeth. The wonderful healing properties of coconut oil are remarkable. You can feel confident you are doing yourself good service with coconut oil.

        1. GSG Support says:

          Terry – here’s a link to a blog I wrote about the coconut confusion to help you discern the truth: https://greensmoothiegirl.local/2014/02/25/coconut-oil-friend-foe/

        2. Susan says:

          what’s the difference between refined and unrefined. The jar I have says it’s organic virgin coconut oil cold pressed and unrefined. Has the non gmo verified logo on it.

          So, is it good or bad

          Also, I’ve looked through the comments and I haven’t see the answer to Terry’s question

          What do you mean by “green” olive oil?

          1. Elsa Anderson says:

            Hi Susan, Great question! Unrefined also known as ‘virgin’ simply means it is less processed offering more nutrients and green olive oil is a better quality. Many olive oils are fake, unfortunately, so make sure to do your homework when choosing an olive oil.

          2. Helen Katy Support says:

            Hi Susan, Refined is just that – refined and not nearly as nutrient dense as unrefined. Many people purchase unrefined coconut oil because it does not have that strong coconut flavor for those who are not big fans.

            Green olive oil is going to be less likely "cut" with cheap canola and other oils – it’s not easy finding true, 100% olive oil. 🙁

    3. Dana says:

      The USAToday article is saying to eat canola and soy. To me, it seems like a no brainer. Hmm, Virgin, unprocessed whole food yummy coconut oil OR oil that comes from soybeans, rapeseed or corn that is surely gmo, drenched in glyphosate and chemically and heat processed? Hard to decide which to use isn’t it?

      1. GSG Support says:

        Each of us have to be vigilant to misinformation, taking our health into our own hands and being responsible for researching and choosing the best foods to fuel our bodies, ultimately healing them naturally from toxins like the media claims to be good! Looks like you are well versed Dana!

    4. Paul says:

      What the number killer in america . And u going to listen to the American hearth association

      1. GSG Support says:

        Toxins – and they come in various ways. Some self inflicted by our diet/drink/habit choices. Others are environmental. We have to stay ahead by carefully choosing the quality of food, environment and emotional health! I recommend detoxing at least twice a year to keep the toxic load under some control.

  11. Jani says:

    Dr. Mercola says: throw flax seed oil to the trash. It’s already oxidized (rancid) by the time you get it. Flax is very delicate and damages fast. Only grind it shortly before use (you may soak it the night before for better absorbtion). Do not buy flax powder. That also gets rancid quickly.

    1. Denise Wallace says:

      Just keep it in your refrigerator. As a matter of fact you will find it in the refrigerated section of your health food store. Heat is what makes any oil, nuts or seeds go rancid. I always store nuts and seeds in the refrigerator.

  12. Greg Berry says:

    Thanks Robyn,
    I like succinct and useful information that I can fast forward through, if need be. I didn’t by the way.

    1. GSG Support says:

      Didn’t fast forward through or didn’t need the useful information? 😉

  13. Heidi says:

    RE Coconut oil: Until recently, I didn’t know that most coconuts from Asia are harvested by enslaved, chained monkeys which have been separated from their mothers as babies….. This is no sick joke although it sounds like one. Just ‘Google’ it and find reports on it.

    1. Liz says:

      I come from Malaysia and I can tell you I don’t see any monkeys being used to harvest coconuts. We have men climbing up with a knife and just cut it down . There may be some but definitely not on a big scale as it takes strength and lot more tine to twist the coconut down. It is simply not practical . No fear and I believe only a private coconut farmer will get his monkey to do it.

  14. Adina says:

    Hi thank you very much all best wishes

    1. GSG Support says:

      Thank you for watching, Adina. Best to you as well! 🙂

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