Good Fat Rich Diet for Healthy Weight Loss

by Maria on April 29, 2015

“No diet will remove all the fat from your body because the brain is entirely fat. Without a brain, you might look good, but all you could do is run for public office”. George, Bernard Shaw
Have you noticed that good fats are getting good press these days? And you are probably thinking: “Fat? Isn’t that the stuff I’m supposed to avoid?”
First off, fat is and always has been a fundamental pillar of our nutrition. Beyond the fact that the human brain consists of more than 70 percent fat, fat plays an important role in regulating the immune system. Simply put, good fats like omega-3 and monosaturated fats reduce inflammation, while hydrogenated fats (the synthetic trans-fats), so common in margarines and processed foods, are considered poisonous and dramatically increase inflammation.
What is more, certain vitamins, such as A, D, E, and K, can only be absorbed properly in the body in combination with good fat in our diet.
In fact, for all human evolution, fat-not carbohydrate-has been the preferred fuel of human metabolism.
Besides, don’t be mislead by the message that all calories count equally. The fact is that sugar calories promote fat storage and hunger, while fat calories induce fullness or satiation.
Research has found that your body adapts easily to foods you prefer and will learn to burn what you’re feeding it the most.
Therefore, by eating healthy fats, you train your body to be better at fat burning.

Check out some of the most important fatty acids and nutritional oils you should include in your diet:

Omega-3 fatty acids: Health experts suggest that they improve heart health and mood, as well as promote healthy waistlines. They can be found in salmon, grass fed beef, edamame, flax-seed oil, enriched eggs and walnuts.

Pinolenic acid is found in pine nuts and especially rich in Korean ones. According to scientists, it has been linked to appetite suppression and improved satiety.

Flaxseed oil is a good source of omega-3’s, -6’s, and -9’s, and can help reduce inflammation, which has been linked to weight gain.

Hemp oil is rich in omega-3, and the potent antioxidant vitamin E.

Fish oil supplements can improve your heart and brain health, and according to research, can boost your body’s muscle-building response to strength training.

• Coconut oil: It is believed to be a powerful energy-booster and is known for medium-chain triglycerides, which are metabolized more quickly than other saturated fats. (Please find more about the health and weight loss benefits of this amazing nutritional oil  in my next post).

And last, but not least olive oil.

So, why wait? Why not take action today?
Thank me later

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