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Do I lose belly fat with fats?

Avocado a good fatDo I lose belly fat with fats?

If I say Yes! would you believe me?

Avoiding fats is not a smart way of losing belly fats, as I said earlier in my previous post, a properly balanced diet that includes fats is the best way of losing belly fat and weight by considering whether a good fat or bad fat.

Here are the fats facts that I want to share!

Good Fats, Bad Fats, and Overall Wellness

When it comes to diet, fats get a bad rap. Some of this is justified because certain types of fat and the fat-like substance cholesterol and may play a role in cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, and obesity that defray your overall wellness.

But not all fats are created equal. Some fats are better for you than the others, and may even help to promote good health. Knowing the difference can help you determine which fats to avoid, and which to eat in moderation.

Research is continuing to evolve on dietary fat, and they found it very clears. Fat is essential to your diet as protein and carbohydrates are in fueling your body with energy. Certain bodily functions also rely on the presence of fat. For example, some vitamins require fat in order to dissolve into your bloodstream and provide nutrients, as well as helps to boost metabolism.

However, the selection and quantity of taking in fats into your body differs such as bad fats have been linked to negative effects on heart and health problems, and good fats have been found to offer significant health benefits such as dietary fat, also known as fatty acids, that can be found in foods from both plants and animals, and are very essential on your overall health.

All foods and oils contain a mixture of fatty acids, but the predominant type of fat they contain is what makes them “good” or “bad”.

What are the good fats?

Monounsaturated fats and Polyunsaturated fats, they have been identified as potential and helpful to your health,

Monounsaturated fats

These types of helpful fats are present in a variety of foods and oils. Research has consistently shown that eating foods that contain monounsaturated fat can improve your blood cholesterol level and decrease your risk of cardiovascular disease.

Plant-based foods and oils are the primary sources of this fat.

These foods include:

  • nuts (almonds, cashews, peanuts, pecans)
  • vegetable oils (olive oil, peanut oil)
  • peanut butter and almond butter
  • avocado

Polyunsaturated fat

Polyunsaturated fats are known as “essential fats” because the body cannot reproduce then and needs them from foods. Like monounsaturated fat, polyunsaturated fat can decrease your risk of heart disease by lowering blood cholesterol levels.

A certain type of this fat, called “omega-3fatty acids, have been shown to be particularly beneficial to your health as well as your heart.

Here is the rich source of omega fatty acids that are found in fish:

  • salmon
  • herring
  • sardines
  • trout

You can also find omega-3s in flaxseed, walnuts, and canola oil, although these contain a less active form of the fact that fish do.


In addition to omega-3fatty acids, you can find polyunsaturated fat in the following foods, which contain omega-6 fatty acids.

  • Tofu
  • roasted soybeans and soy nut butter
  • walnuts
  • seeds (sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds)
  • vegetable oils (corn oil, safflower oil, sesame oil, sunflower oil)
  • soft margarine (liquid or tub)

What are the bad fats?

deep fried potato

Saturated fat and trans fat have been identified as potentially harmful to your health. Most of the foods that contain these types of fats are solid at room temperature, such as

  • butter
  • margarine
  • shortening
  • beef or pork fat

Saturated fat: Use sparingly

Most saturated fats are animal fat. They’re found in high-fat meats and dairy products:

  • fatty cuts of beef, pork, and lamb
  • dark chicken meat and poultry skin
  • high-fat dairy foods (whole milk, butter, palm oil, cocoa butter)
  • lard

Traditionally, doctors have linked higher fat intake not only weight gain and obesity but also increase heart disease risk. This idea has been called into question more recently.

Trans fat: Must avoid!

Short for “trans fatty acids” trans fat appears in foods that contain partially hydrogenated vegetable oils. These are the worst fats for you.

These might find trans fat in:

  • margarine (stick and tub)
  • vegetable seasonings
  • baked goods (cookies, cakes, pastries)
  • processed snack food (oily snack potatoes, microwave popcorn)

Like saturated fat, trans fat can raise LDC cholesterol, also known as “bad cholesterol”. Trans fat can also suppress high-density lipoprotein levels, or “good cholesterol”.

Doctors have also linked trans fats to an increased risk of inflammation in the body. This inflammation can cause a harmful health effect that may include diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

Some margarine will contain trans fats if they are made with hydrogenated ingredients, so make sure to always choose non-hydrogenated versions.

Labeling laws allow food companies to round down to zero and claim “no trans fats” or “zero grams of trans fats” despite still containing hydrogenated oils, so ignore the front-of-package marketing and always read the ingredients list.

Finally

New research has revealed that fat is more on a continuum of good to bad than previously thought.

While trans fats are harmful to one’s health, saturated fats are not likely risky to health if taken sparely. However, they likely aren’t as healthy as monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats can be.

Healthier fats are an important part of your diet, but it’s still advisable to moderate your consumption of them because all fats are high in calories.

As a result, it’s a good idea to incorporate foods that contain monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat. It’s a strategy that will help your health, heart, maintain your ideal weight, flatten your stomach and most of all improve your quality of life.

Personally

Thank you so much for reading this post. I hope I was able to provide you useful information. If you have any questions concerning this article, Then, please feel free to leave me a comment below and I will be happy to help you.

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Once again Thank you,

Lyn Matsushita

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Comments

  1. jenny says:

    This is a good article. I’ve been trying to learn more about losing weight and eating good fats. We always learned that fat is bad when in fact some fats are healthy for you and the sugar and carbs are bad. I will take your advice and pay more attention to the kind of fats I am eating and see if it makes a difference in my weight loss. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hello Jenny,

      Thank you for stopping by and your kind words. Yes, as a matter of facts, fat is essential to your diet as protein and carbohydrates are fuelling your body with energy. Certain bodily functions also rely on the presence of fat. For example, some vitamins require fat in order to dissolve into the bloodstream and provide nutrients. Take care and wish you good health.

      Best,
      Lynn

  2. Colby Stapp says:

    I’ve worked on loosing weight in the past, and have always tried to work in some fats – trout is one of my favorites – but nuts are something I need to stay away from. Do you have any other suggestions of something to snack on that might fill that void?

    1. Hi Colby,

      Thank you for stopping by, I love trout next to salmon too. You’re asking for other suggestion besides nuts. What about dried fruit with low calory cereals. This would be perfect for a snack with a combination of green tea latte. Take care and wish you good health.

      Best,
      Lynn

  3. Shaun says:

    Hi Lyn, thanks for sharing such a useful post! I never know that there are different types of fats and some of them are good or bad. I learned something new today. My wife gets some belly fat and she is inclined to refuse in-taking any food that contain fat.. Now i know how to explain to her about fat knowledge. Thanks and I’m glad that i have a read.

    1. Hi Shaun,

      I’m very glad that I have able to give you a piece of information that you can incorporate in your daily undertakings. Fats are also essential for our bodies such as protein minerals and vitamins. The only difference is to select good foods and avoid bad fats. Give my regards to your wife and wish you wellness and good health.

      Best,
      Lynn

  4. Cherry says:

    Oh my, so much to learn about what to eat and not to eat. You were very thorough in you article. I just wonder when did all these fats become so bad for us. As a kid in the 70’s I just don’t remember much talk about the FATS in your food. Thank you for the information. Very good read.

    1. Hi Cherry,

      Fat is as essential to your diet as protein and carbohydrates are in fuelling your body with energy. Certain bodily functions also rely on the presence of fats. For example, some vitamins require fat in order to dissolve into your bloodstream and provide nutrients. So then incorporate in your diet with good fats.

      Thank you so much and I’m glad that I have able to provide you a piece of useful information for your daily health tips.

      Best wishes,
      Lynn

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