Fatfulled – Health Benefits of consuming Fat first thing in the morning
As the age-old adage says “We are, what we eat”. With so many dietary suggestions from across the world these days, it’s getting difficult to make a food choice that you can rely on. The biggest example of this is considering FAT as the worse thing for our body. Consuming fat is often blamed for high cholesterol levels, heart issues and obesity.
However, new research suggests there are various health benefits of eating good fat, and it’s time we re-think about making fat a daily part of our diet regime, especially the first thing in the morning to get the best out of it.
What is fat first?
Fat first is exactly what the name suggests—eating fat first thing in the morning when you wake up. It could be any healthy source of fat like avocado, organic ghee, coconut oil and a lot more. The best way to consume fat first in the morning is to have it with your morning coffee if you like coffee.
Here’s a quick recipe that you can follow when you wake up:
You will need:
- Instant coffee powder
- 1 Tbsp of Organic Ghee, butter or coconut oil
- Hot water
- Beat coffee and ghee together and add hot water on top of it to make a frothy ghee coffee for yourself.
Try making this your morning ritual and see how magical it turns out to be for you.
If you don’t like coffee, you can start your day with a spoon full of organic ghee, butter or coconut oil depending upon your current hormonal and gut health. It might work differently on each one of us.
Why fat first?
We all are used to of commonly considering fruits, bread, cereals to be the first thing in the morning for breakfast, but seldom do we know how beneficial it could be for our body to consume FAT first than the rest of it. Imagine eating a banana as soon as you wake up, what would it do to you? It will increase your blood sugar level, and when it comes down, you would immediately feel hungry for the next meal, and it will keep happening throughout the day. While if you choose to have fat first, it will balance out your sugar levels, as this concoction has no carbs in it. It will not make you crave for food unnecessarily and you can straight away jump to lunch which will keep your sugar level stable and you will end up maintaining a balanced diet throughout the day.
Not that it is wrong to have fruits or a proper breakfast. You can eat as much as you like, but tweaking your Breakfast routine a little with fat first and seeing what it does to your body, will surely tell you that you need not push breakfast to your routine if you are not hungry. You need to work with it and not go against it. Eating fat first will surely bring positive changes to your body, such as:
- Better gut health.
- Good and clearer skin
- Butter and coconut oil provide a better immune system.
- No constipation
- No unnecessary food cravings.
- Stabilizes blood sugar level.
- Omega3 and saturated fat regulate hormones.
- Saturated fat strengthen our bones, improves liver, lung and brain health.
The key to choosing the right fat is to look for saturated fats which are also the traditional source of fat and plays a vital role in keeping our bodies healthy.
Some handy sources of fat:
- Peanut butter – goes well with or without anything on the side.
- Trail mix seeds and nuts with a glass of whole milk.
- Avocado in any form.
- Coconut oil /butter or ghee to almost all your meals
- Whole milk yoghurt with berries.
- Chia seeds
Everyone is in charge of their body and have their own unique health needs. It’s vital to tune in and pay attention to what works for your body and what does not. While it might be very tricky and tough to make changes to your old food habits, it’s not impossible to adapt to good changes. Learning how to start your day with fat might seem daunting at first, but if you are motivated towards a better and healthy lifestyle and if you feel this suits your current health status, it is certainly possible, and I bet you will not regret!
Find a fat source that works best for you and try sticking to it for the next two weeks, let the magic unfold and watch as the transformation begins.