You Can Eat Fat And Melt Fat!
Date: February 3, 2017
Many of us would like to lose fat, especially around the middle. But you don’t have to be afraid to include fat in your diet. The fear of eating fat largely contributed to the frantic “low-fat”, “fat-free” craze of the nineties. It seemed like every other food item was labeled “fat-free!” What people didn’t realize was that low-fat food often has more sugar, which is converted to fat anyway (due to the insulin response). Does it seem like you can’t win?! Fear not! Learn to love good fats. Good fats lead to feeling great and looking great.
Good Fats vs. Bad Fats
Also called mono-or polyunsaturated
Unsaturated sources: Avocados, nuts, various oils, seafood
Omega-3 fat sources: Seafood, especially cold water fish
Helps absorb fat-soluble vitamins
Healthy skin, eyes, & brain
Helps lower cholesterol
Reduces risk of diabetes, heart disease, & stroke
Improves immune system
Also called trans or saturated
Trans sources: Man-made, synthetic foods like margarine
Saturated fat sources: Fried food, butter, fatty meats, etc.
Helps clog arteries
Unhealthy heart, linked to cancers
Increases the risk of diabetes, heart disease, & stroke
Sluggish body systems
The American Heart Association recommends that good fats make up 15-25% of our daily calories.
Lean toward lean – meat and dairy that is. And enjoy fruits, veggies, legumes, & whole grains.
A food label can legally state that there are zero trans fats present, but there may actually be up to a half of a gram!
Fat is 9 calories per gram
Processed foods contain trans fats by design as they increase shelf life. This processing can even turn an unsaturated fat into a saturated one!
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