Weight Loss Tips & Secrets

Weight Loss Tips & Secrets

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The Benefits of Healthy Fats

Researchers are finding that you need to eat fat to lose fat. Fat is just as important in a diet then any other nutrients, but of course we’re talking about healthy fats. It’s important to have healthy fats in a diet then any other nutrient. Eating monounsaturated fat and polyunsaturated fat can actually help your body burn fat, since it burns fat as fuel instead of storing it. These healthy fats also decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancers; help build muscle, lower cholesterol levels and blood pressure.

First, polyunsaturated fat helps your physique. Polyunsaturated fats consist of two types of essential fats (fatty acids); omega-3s and omega-6s. Omega-3s are abundantly found is mostly found in Mediterranean diets. It has the ability to turn on and off fat burning switches. It has the capability to turn on and off your fat burning switches. You would also find omega 3s in whole grains; and the vitamin E in whole grains can also enhance the fat burning ability of omega 3s. Omega-3s can be found in a standard Western diet that consists of whole grains, cereals, eggs, nuts, etc.

Second, monounsaturated fat helps your heart, by lowering your total cholesterol levels. I have the ability to lower your total cholesterol level. In fact, it lowers the bad cholesterol known as LDL (low-density lipoproteins), and elevates your good cholesterol know as HDL (high-density lipoproteins). As a result it cuts the risk of fatty acid buildup in your arterial wall, which can lead to strokes, heart attacks and other heart diseases. The Institute of medicine recommends getting 20 to 35% of total calories from fat. Always read the nutrition labels of any product and you can use this simple equation to find its total healthy fat.

Total fats – (saturated fat+ trans fat) = healthy fats.

So remember polyunsaturated fats help build muscle, lower cholesterol and blood pressure; where as monounsaturated fats focused more on your heart. And eating a diet rich in healthy fat, such as these listed below can increase the length of your workout, producing energy and flexibility and bones and joints.

Polyunsaturated Fats
Fish
Walnuts
Flaxseed
Whole grains
Hemp seed
Sunflower seed
Vegetable oil
Grape seed oil
Soybean oil

Monounsaturated Fats
Nuts
Seeds
Peanut butter
Olives
Popcorn
Avocado
Sunflower oil
Peanut oil
Canola oil & Olive oil

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