With all the new diets on the market for losing weight and losing weight quickly, the fats contained in food have gotten a bad “rap”
Fat is not always a bad thing and it is not always your enemy. There are a couple of different types of fats which are contained in various foods and some of them are actually very beneficial for your body.
When we think of fats we usually think of the common ones which are blasted all over diet food boxes and the news. Those fats being saturated and transaturated. But what about the 5 fats which you should not be scared of.
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With the new year passing and everyones resolutions under way (at least I hope from my resolutions video and my tips) many of us are working extremely hard to develop new diets habits. To each person a healthy lifestyle can mean different things, and with that nutritional values can have different understandings. So I decided to make an article about the right fats which everybody should be consuming.
1. CLA OR CONJUGATED LINOLEIC ACID
This fat will help reduce your risk for colon cancer while actually reducing your body fat (crazy right!!! A fat that actually fights fat).
Different studies found that CLA has a correlated impact on reduction of different forms of colon cancers as well as other studies concluding that 4.5 hours of exercise per week plus cla reduces body fat a lot more than just exercise alone.
Sources of this are CLA pills or grass-fed poultry and meats, eggs and dairy.
2. MCT OR MEDIUM-CHAINE TRIGLYCERIDES
MCT is particularly nice in weight loss reduction assistance. Researchers found that switching from an olive oil when you are cooking to a fatty acid MCT oil helped weight-loss participants experience a greater loss of weight and fat versus ones who stayed on a diet which included only olive oil as a choice for cooking. Plain and simply MCT incleases your body’s fat burning potential
To use this successfully just add a few drops to your favorite meal or in my opinion cook with a bit of MCT mixed with a bit of olive oil (i prefer about 60%mct 40% olive oil)
Sources of this are palm kernel oil and coconut oil. This is a great oil but with all oils, try to not to overuse it.
3. FISH OIL
If you really want to fight or prevent heart disease (on top of the methods you already use to fight it) try some fish oils (they make fish odor free pills). According to researchers and studies fish oils not only are good for heart health but are also very beneficial for eye health and brain health
4. POLYUNSATURATED FATS
Are you a candidate for high blood pressure? This is what doctors find lead to the “silent killer” called hypertension. If you think you are a candidate please visit a doctor but symptoms include headaches, fatigue, and/or nosebleeds.
According to modern research and studies polyunsaturated fats are known for their cholesterol reducing capabilities and blood pressure reducing capabilities.
To find this just look on nutrition labels or head to the store for it in its supplement form or its various oil format including safflower, soy and sunflower
5. MONOUNSATURATED FATS
Being very similar to polyunsaturated fats monounsaturated fats can help your body rid of ldl (bad) cholesterol and also help increase hdl (good) cholesterol numbers.
These are found in oils, nuts (cashews,almonds, and hazelnuts) avocados and poultry.
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