I love fat because it has countless health benefits and plays so many roles in our body! From our brain to our bones, fat is absolutely crucial for good health.脂肪的好处在于,它不仅为人体带来健康,而且在人体中还起着至关重要的作用!从大脑到骨骼,脂肪在健康中占据着不可或缺的作用。
Why I Love Fat
Every cell in our body is comprised of a portion of fat, and it makes up more than 50% of our brain! Fat plays a number of major roles in our body:


Reduces cravings: Fat helps balance blood sugar by increasing insulin sensitivity, slowing down the digestion of glucose, and helping us feel full and satisfied


Nutrient absorption: Helps in the absorption and utilization of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K, which are vital for things like healthy bones, teeth and eyesight


Skin: Nourishes and moisturizes our skin from the inside out! Fat is great for dry skin.


Reduces inflammation: Omega-3 fatty acids are highly anti-inflammatory, great for inflammatory conditions such as acne and eczema, and are absolutely essential for good health and supporting our brain, heart, immune system.


Balanced Hormones: Saturated fat is required for the production and regulation of our sex hormones such as testosterone and estrogen


Energy: Yep. The right fats, including medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) found in foods like coconut oil, are used readily as a source of energy for our body! Our body thrives off of fat as a fuel source.


What Makes a Fat Good or Bad?


Many of us have been made to believe that that the less fat you eat, the better. However, it’s not about avoiding fat, it’s about avoiding the wrong kinds of fat. Here’s what matters most: eating the right fats in the right amounts, in the correct balance and ratios, and prepared correctly. The wrong fats, or even the right fats prepared incorrectly, are bad news. There are several factors that determine whether a fat is healthy or unhealthy for us.


What kinds of fat are we eating?

How has it been treated?

Is it fresh?

Has it been exposed to heat, light, oxygen, hydrogenation, water, or metals?

How old is it?

How has it been prepared?

How much was eaten?

Are we eating a proper balance of other fats?









Healthy Fats:

Avocado and avocado oil

Coconut and coconut oil

Olives and olive oil

Nuts and seeds (soaked for optimal digestion)

Unheated nut/seed oils (walnut, sesame, macadamia, etc.)

Grass-fed meats

Pasture raised eggs

Organic, grass-fed butter











Unhealthy Fats:


Hydrogenated oils

Vegetable oils including soy, corn and canola


Fats from conventionally raised, grain-fed meats

Oils cooked at high temperatures (especially delicate polyunsaturated fats from olive and other vegetable oils)






A Note on Trans Fat


Trans fatty acids are something we should all run from. These fats are produced during the hydrogenation process and are found in items such as margarine and an array of processed foods. When you see cookies, crackers and pastries in a package, it’s likely they contain some amount of trans fat. Even worse, fats have an affinity to plastic, so fats stored in clear, plastic containers are no good!


Mucus Cleansing Foods 去痰好食物

Hello lovelies, last week I read an interesting article about food that cleanse our mucus, want to share with all of you today.
“Mucus is a problem that bother many people. From the common cold to asthma, mucus presents a problem because it constricts the airways. Chronic sinusitis produces snoring, coughing, hacking and both stuffy and runny noses. There are natural ways to prevent or even eliminate the problem, all through choosing of right foods.”

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I’m back, Budapest 布达佩斯 我回来了

“I feel happy to be keeping a journal again.  I have missed it, missed naming things as they appear, missed the half hour when i push all duties aside and savor the experience of being alive in this beautiful place.  One thing is certain, and i have always known it-the joys of my life have nothing to do with age.  They do not change.  Flowers, the morning and evening light, music, poetry, silence, the goldfinches darting about…”

-At Seventy by May Sarton

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What I Always Pack With Me When I Travel 我的出行必备品

I have escaped the Shanghai humidity for some blue sky and sunshine. This is something I intentionally built into my life every year and I love it. My time away, does not mean that I toss my “holistic lifestyle” out the window, I take a little bit of home with me by packing my favourite healthy travel essentials. No matter where I go, these things come along for the ride. The majority of travel, whether it be for one week or six months, I strive to travel carry on. Yes, all of the below healthy travel essentials will easily fit into my carry-on 🙂 Continue reading “What I Always Pack With Me When I Travel 我的出行必备品”

My Holistic Habits q&a 6/6

Q1: You travel a lot, where do you feel like home ?

A: I feel like home everywhere I travel. I can almost immediately adapt myself to the new circumstances. My hometown is Shanghai, where my parents live.

Q2: Aren’t you afraid of getting tired from this moving lifestyle?

When I am moving, it feels like dreaming. Being home is the time of relaxing and recharging. The two things have to be in poise. If I move/travel too much the most important things like family and friend will fade away from my life. Continue reading “My Holistic Habits q&a 6/6”

5 Healthy Breakfast Smoothies

I think that smoothies are the ultimate breakfast food. They are easy to make and provide your body with the necessary dose of nutrients to face the day with a bang. So today I want to share with you my top 5 Healthy Breakfast Smoothies. You have to promise me that you will try all of them because they are seriously delicious!
我认真觉得早餐会吃上瘾,一日之计在于晨,为了让自己有充沛的体力和精神迎接每一个新的一天 , 今天分享给各位五款超级美味营养的食谱。
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Unfortunately due to the abundance of various stressors, toxins, chemicals and endocrine disruptors surrounding us today, our hormones are easily imbalanced. Here are 2 foods that can help.


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