Is fat bad for you?

By Celeste Yarnall, PhDgreenlip_mussels_7-7-12

Pictured above are Greenlip mussels, in their shell from the Marlborough Sounds region of New Zealand.  Greenlip mussels are one of the healthiest foods we can eat and they come from the most pristine water on the planet! Not so easy to find unless you are lucky enough to live in New Zealand. But we can get their benefits from an amazing supplement called MOXXOR. MOXXOR contains a unique array of Omega-3 essential fatty acids. Read on and learn about the good, the bad and the ugly fats!

Here is a primer on fat..yes fat..the very thing you have been told not to eat is the very thing you should eat, only I must caution that there are some really good fats and a lot of bad fats that have been engineered as vegetable oils and spreads..think Wesson Oil or margerine.

The questions is: Is fat bad for you?

Hardly; in fact, it’s essential for good health! Fats are the ultimate energy storage system. Your body stores fat for long-term energy use. Think of bears that live off their fat for months at a time while they hibernate in winter. On the other hand, if you’re eating every day, your body doesn’t really need to store fat for future use, so what is necessary for survival for bears can be a quick ticket to the cemetery for humans. Nevertheless, even though excess fat of the wrong kind may be deadly, certain fats are essential for life and health and are required in sufficient quantities.

It’s not that fats are good or bad for you..its that they are not balanced appropriately for most people. Even the ones on the most perfect Mediterranean diet. We need the one to one ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6 and we are very from that balance unless we do take, in my opinion MOXXOR brand Omega-3 at every meal.

To understand the real story behind fats, it’s worth approaching the issue from two angles, commonsense and biochemistry. But first, since, as they say, you can’t tell the players without a scorecard, here are the players:

Saturated Fats

Meat (Grain Fed), Dairy, Chocolate, Coconut Oil, And Palm Oil
Essential Fatty Acids (Polyunsaturated Fats)

Omega-6 fatty acids
Linoleic acid: Safflower, sunflower, corn, hemp, soybean, walnut, pumpkin, canola, and sesame oils

Arachidonic acid: Via synthesis from linoleic acid and consumption of grain-fed meat (just say no to that).

Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA): Black currant seeds and evening primrose oil Dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid (DGLA): Brown algae

Omega-3 fatty acids
Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA): My favorite source comes from the organic, 100% sustainable resource, the Greenlip mussels of New Zealand.
MOXXOR brand supplement contains the Omega-3s you hear about such as Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA): which we know comes from a marine lipid from Fish, marine animals, algae but only the greenlip mussels (a bi-valve shell fish) contain all 18 Omega-3s known to man including a very special one called Eicosatetranoic acid (ETA) and it is only found in the greenlip mussels of New Zealand and nothing else to any measurable degree.

Greenlip mussels from New Zealand (perna caniliculous)

Monounsaturated Fats

Omega-9 fatty acids
Olives and avocados are wonderful fats.

Avocado with Black Olives

Avocado with Black Olives

We must be very careful when purchasing olive oil these days, see my Celestial Musings Blog on this topic here for the rules and tools to choose wisely.

Some olive oil is not always what you think it is. Recent news causes concern.

Some olive oil is not always what you think it is. Recent news causes concern.

Hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils are artificial creations, and the primary source of trans-fatty acids. Once promoted as a healthy alternative to saturated fats by the medical establishment, they are now recognized as one of the primary killers in our diets. You remember margarine, right? It’s also important to understand that most substances that contain fats or oils actually have more than one kind. Canola oil, for example, contains omega-3s, -6s, and -9s. This means that whatever benefit you might get from the Omega-3s gets destroyed by overpowering them with the pro-inflammatory Omega-6s. Meat contains not only saturated fat, but also omega-6s and -3s. But it must be grass fed and grass finished

These are the oils that are dubbed the ‘bad guys’  and are referred to as Omega-6 pro inflammatory (pro-pain) oils!

These are the oils that are dubbed the ‘bad guys’ and are referred to as Omega-6 pro inflammatory (pro-pain) oils!

In the best scenario and this is what Nazim and I do is simply take one or two Moxxor with each meal to be sure we’re getting enough quality Omega-3s and their anti-inflammatory benefits, especially since MOXXOR can be considered a raw food and all these other foods are cooked….meaning they lose potency and therefore are ineffective as anti-inflammatories.

Please visit to order some of this really good fat called MOXXOR!


MOXXOR Product

MOXXOR combines three powerful all-natural ingredients from the pure pristine environment of New Zealand, the preeminent omega-3 is extracted from the greenlip mussel, vitamin E from the kiwifruit seed, and the potent antioxidants extracted from the Sauvignon Blanc grape seed husk.

MOXXOR Science

Through a combination of ecological factors which occur nowhere else in the world, the clean natural ecosystem of New Zealand produces the three key ingredients of MOXXOR.

MOXXOR includes a concentrate of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA’s) extracted from Perna canaliculus (the New Zealand greenlip mussel). The omega-3 fatty acids found in greenlip mussels are substantially more effective than found in other omega-3 oils on the market.

Vitamin E
MOXXOR takes the concentrate of vitamin E extracted from the New Zealand kiwifruit seed.

MOXXOR takes the exceptionally potent Sauvignon Blanc grapeseed husk and refines it to capture the world’s preeminent antioxidant. Researchers have shown that antioxidants effectively combat free-radicals. The antioxidants found in MOXXOR are free from genetically modified material, heavy metals, arsenic, toxins, and pesticides. A standard known as ORAC (oxygen radical absorption capacity) is often used to compare the relative strength of antioxidants.

MOXXOR Sustainability

The people of New Zealand have put in place a wide range of stringent regulations to preserve the environment in its natural state. At MOXXOR, we only use the highest quality marine and agricultural products grown under sustainable farming systems.

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