Healthy/unhealthy fats. What is it now Eating fat or not? Some diets are aimed at less fat intake, while other diets say that it is necessary to lose weight. To get to the point quickly … the human body does not function properly if it does not ingest fats. But you have to eat healthy fats. In this article, I will take you into the world of VET.
Fat is healthy
Fat is an important energy source for our body. It contains vitamins A, D and E, but also important fatty acids that our body needs. Our brains, eyes, muscles and immune system in particular need fats or fatty acids.
Part of these fats are partly produced by our body itself, but a number of important fatty acids can only be obtained through food intake. A world-renowned heart surgeon recently admitted that he and his colleagues had given the wrong advice for years. Low-fat diets seem to encourage heart disease. Read the original article here .
Healthy fats in nutsUnsaturated fats have a positive (reducing) effect on our cholesterol levels. Unsaturated fats raise the good HDL cholesterol and lower the bad LDL cholesterol. These unsaturated fats are found in both vegetable products (such as nuts, olives and oil) and in animal fats (such as meat).
These unsaturated fats are not only healthy for us, they are even essential. They contain fatty acids that our bodies do not make, but need. And in fact … you even need unsaturated fats to lose weight. They stimulate the hormone production that is needed to start and keep fat burning going.
Which products can you eat best? Very simple … products that are as natural as possible. Think of nuts, fish, sunflower and olive oil and so on. I would also recommend that you eat organic food. I know … it is a bit more expensive, but then see it as a cheap life insurance policy and a saving on your medical expenses. If you do it in combination with a low- carbohydrate diet , you will save on groceries anyway.
Still healthy fats
Unhealthy fatsThey are known as ‘less healthy fats’ … the saturated fats. They are mainly found in animal fats such as in full-fat cheese and meat and also in coconut fat. At the beginning of this paragraph I consciously wrote “they are registered …”. The reason that the saturated fats have a bad image is the cholesterol level. However, recent studies indicate that saturated fats are not that problematic at all. In fact … since we started eating them less, the number of people with obesity has increased by 100%. Read my article about the misunderstanding of the saturated fats .
So don’t feel guilty if you eat a nice piece of meat. And from now on mainly eat ‘fatty products’ instead of ‘light’ or 0% fat products. The latter contains so much mess to make it taste good that it speeds up the production of body fat.
healthy unhealthy fatsTrans fats are by far the least healthy. Avoid this as much as you can. They are fats that mainly originate in the factories when processing food. They raise cholesterol and increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Trans fats are monounsaturated fats with a so-called trans structure. Trans fats have the nasty property of increasing the LDL cholesterol in your body and lowering the HDL cholesterol. You can find a nice overview of products with many trans fats here .
My favorite (fatty) dish
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If I don’t know what to eat, I opt for a tasty salad with tuna, mayonnaise (without sugar, at the health food store), cucumber, 10 almonds, pine nuts and an egg. As a joke, eat this once every week in combination with a breakfast of 3 eggs in the morning and the belly fat melts like snow in the sun. Don’t you like tuna? Then replace the tuna with chicken strips or turkey. Really delicious!?
What is your experience with eating fats and proteins? Have you lost weight? How did you feel?
If you don’t lose weight, you eat too little fat
Do you also know about those people who do everything according to the book, but who always keep being overweight? Or are you perhaps one of them yourself? Chances are that you mainly eat ‘light’ products and little fat. This is because fat plays an important role in burning fat. So if you eat incredibly healthy, leave plenty of carbohydrates, drink enough water and exercise, but you do not lose weight … just eat two more (healthy) fats for two weeks and the fat melts like snow in the sun. Good fats, of course.
Your body cannot live without fat
Your body needs fat to function. We need fat for our skin, eyes, brain, muscles, and immune systems need fats. Our body cannot produce some vitamins such as A, D, E and K. And this vitamin gets the body from fat. The result if you eat too little fat is that your body keeps asking for food because it is not yet provided with all the necessary building blocks. An additional advantage of fat is that it gives you a feeling of satiety, which makes you less hungry. More and more studies are now even showing that eating enough fat helps prevent diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Eat fat to burn fat
If 25-30% of your diet is fat, it even increases your testosterone level and testosterone is one of the most important hormones for muscle growth. And the more muscle you have, the higher your metabolism. And the higher your metabolism, the more fat your body burns as standard.
Avoid trans fats
Saturated, unsaturated and polyunsaturated … it doesn’t really matter that much. Fat food is always composed of all these fats. Especially avoid the trans fats. Those are the real culprits.
File: Low carbohydrate
On this blog we write a lot about low carbohydrate eating and low carbohydrate diets. Want to know more about this. then you can easily find your way within this topic via the file “low-carbohydrate eating”. You will find the basics, but also all the articles that touch on this topic. Read more about the low carbohydrate diet .