There is huge confusion about fats in weight loss industry. I don’t believe there are still some experts who feel fats are ‘unhealthy’ and they suggest reducing fats as much as possible. Thanks to these ‘clueless’ experts and biased researches there are over 51% Americans who feel by going low-fat they will able to lose weight.
However, by keeping out outdated researches and claims of biased experts aside, it becomes clear that fats are essential for increasing fat burning hormone, building lean muscles and improving your health.
By ignoring fats in your diet you are actually making a BIG mistake. In this post you are going to find out how FATTY FOODS can actually help you in losing weight. I am sure this post will completely change your view towards fats.
Let’s start talking about fat by putting light on some different types of fat.
Types of Fat:
Trans fat is the most unhealthy type of fats that you must avoid from your diet. However, it is really difficult to avoid it because food manufacturing companies are using these ‘hydrogenate’ fats secretly in numerous foods to increase their taste and shelf life. But, the problem is – Trans fats
- Linked to increase chronic inflammation in the body
- Proven to double the risk of heart disease and high blood pressure
- Increases risk of Alzheimer, obesity and infertility in women
- One of the rare ingredients that is recommended to intake exactly 0g by Food and Nutrition Board
Additionally, by eating just 4-5 g of trans fat can create hormonal imbalance in the body.
[Note]: Trans Fats that is naturally occurring from animal meat is completely different than this man-made ‘hydrogenate’ trans fat.
It is very unfortunate that most people carries wrong, mislead and misinformed knowledge about saturated fats. However, saturated fats are NOT unhealthy and fattening. I did long detail researching on scientific researches and now I can write entire book on benefits of saturated fats. Here are just few highlighting facts about saturated fats that will open up your eyes:
- Breasts Milk contains 50% saturated fats. Yes!! 50% saturated fats in Breasts milk. Do you think this perfect food for newborns’ clog arteries?
- The diet of Inuit tribe contains over 50% saturated fats and it is proven that people of Insuit tribe have superior cardiovascular health as compare to average American
- From 1910 to 1970, Americans decrease the intake of butter (saturated fat) by 500% but the rate of diabetes, obesity and heart diseases increased sharply.
- Meta-analysis research proved that there is no change in risk for heart diseases and stroke even when the intake of saturated fat increases.
In short, saturated fat is not unhealthy.
Monounsaturated fat found abundantly in nuts and various plant oils like olive oil and canola oil. This is the research that proved monounsaturated fat helps in reducing belly better than high carbs diet.
Additionally, different researches showed that monounsaturated fat reduces ‘BAD’ cholesterol level and lowers the risk of stroke and heart diseases.
However, monounsaturated fat is prone to oxidation that means light, oxygen and air can convert them into trans-fat like compounds.
Just like monounsaturated, Polyunsaturated fat is also very much fragile and prone to oxidation. However, Polyunsaturated fats are essential for the body. This is because body can’t make polyunsaturated fats and we have to get them from foods.
Polyunsaturated fat is essential for body functions and they are responsible for repairing body cells. Most vegetable oils like sunflower oil, corn oil and safflower oil contain polyunsaturated fat. There are basically two types of polyunsaturated fats that are also known as “Essential Fatty Acids”. These two are:
According to experts, body needs equal amount of Omega-3 and Omega-6 but normal American diet contains Omega-6 in high amount that leads to inflammation and reduced recovery.
Ok now, let’s take a look on three biggest myths about fats:
Myth #1 – Fats Are Not Important:
Many ‘clueless’ expert think fats are not important because they contain twice amount of calories as compare to proteins and carbs.
However, these ‘clueless’ experts don’t know fats are essential for brain and nervous system. Additionally benefits that fats can provide to brain, bone and muscles are countless. Even more, fats can prevent deficiency of fat-soluble vitamins like A, B, K and E.
Many people don’t know that body can’t able to create Omega-3 and Omega-6 so these fatty acids are MUST for your diet.
Myth #2 – Fat is Dangerous:
Let me tell you NOT every type of fat is unhealthy. Just for an example, Tran Fats are proven unhealthy but polyunsaturated fat is not only healthy but it is ‘ESSENTIAL’ as well.
If you don’t select right kind of fat you will get overweight but if you select right type of fat you are actually signaling your body to burn fat FIRST instead of sugar.
Myth #3 – Fat is Dense in Calories:
Although fats contain twice more amount of calories as compare to proteins and carbs but still they are healthy and signal body to start burning fat first.
Trans fat can make you fat but unrefined and natural cooking oil can help your body to perform its functions with full efficiency and burn fat.
This brings us to the question which is the healthiest cooking oil?
My vote goes to Coconut Oil…WHY?
Since many decades, Coconut Oil categorized as high saturated fat product but few researches in 2000s showed that although Coconut oil is high in fats but they are ultimate ‘fat-burning’ food.
Coconut oil is one of the rare foods that contain Lauric Acid (an immune booster that boost fat burning and remove all infections in the body). Additionally, Coconut oil contains Medium-Chain Triglycerides that are proven to prevent Obesity. (Here is the research that proved how medium-chain Triglycerides prevent obesity)
In the end I would like to say, Fats are important for your body and don’t avoid them from your diet. However, it is important to select only quality and natural sources of fats like Coconut oil and Avocados.
When you combine coconut oil and three ‘super foods’ that Wesley Virgin shared inside Fat Diminisher System then it will become super-easy for you to lose weight. You will start noticing results right from the day 1 because coconut oil is proven to improve energy stores in the body.
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