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Eat Fat Lose Fat

Contrary to the traditional misconception that increased fat intake leads to obesity and overweight cases. New researches have shown that taking fat can help reduce weight. We have two major categories of fats; saturated and unsaturated fats. If you intend to reduce weight, you should consider taking unsaturated fats (both monounsaturated and polyunsaturated). Saturated fatty acids – fats “flooded” with hydrogen, and characteristically solid at room temperature, are known to increase the HDL levels (bad cholesterol). However, a reevaluation of the research has shown that they also raise HDL cholesterol level just as much. This helps protect the body from unhealthy cholesterol level and heart complications.

How exactly does fats help reduce weight?

A study published in the British Journal of Nutrition (2009) revealed that those who consumed much of unsaturated fats have lower body-mass indexes than those who consumed the least. In fact, the same study pointed out that those participants taking more of unsaturated fats not only have reduced body weights, but also less abdominal fats.

Fats give a big component to the foods we cherish. The body requires three macronutrients;

  • Carbohydrate
  • Protein
  • Fat

A gram of fat contains more than twice the energy of a gram of either of the other two. When you don’t have enough fat in your diet, it is likely you don’t have enough energy to help burn calories. The body needs sufficient amounts of energy to maintain normal physiological processes and proper functioning. A study conducted in 2007, and published in the American Journal of Clinical nutrition revealed that consuming fatty acids can improve metabolic health.

New displaces old

The subcutaneous fat – stored in the body’s peripheral tissues – around the belly, butt or thighs can’t be eliminated efficiently, if “new” fat hasn’t been introduced. According to a study conducted at Washington University School of Medicine; “new” fats help to break down “old” fat by activating PPAR -alpha and fat-breakdown pathways through the liver.

Fats keep you satisfied

It isn’t easy to break-down fats. They therefore tend to stick around your intestines for quite some time. Monounsaturated fatty acid, according to the Mayo clinic, also helps to stabilize blood sugar levels. That means you’ll feel okay for reasonably long duration after taking fats.  Apart from maintaining a full stomach, fat revitalizes our smiles. It was discovered that most people feel happy after taking desirable amount of unsaturated fatty acids e.g. Avocado. Try it now!

Maintaining a smile and being happy at all times is basically an essential tool to help sustain an appealing healthy status.

 

 

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