According to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, eating fat is not just possible, but also necessary for everyone who wants to be healthy and slim. Let us talk about the right fats.
We are talking here about the unsaturated fatty acids with a distinct “peculiarity”. It has been proved that they accelerate metabolism and improve digestion. In addition, the body stops creating ‘strategic’ fat reserves under their influence. As found by the researchers from Washington University School of Medicine, useful unsaturated fatty acids activate a special PPAR- alpha protein, which burns fat in the subcutaneous area of the abdomen, hips, and buttocks, as well as hinders the process of fat accumulation by the liver.
Blood Sugar Level
Another useful property of unsaturated fatty acids is that they help stabilize blood sugar levels, thus protecting against sudden hunger and permanently extending the feeling of satiety.
What fatty foods protect our health and are most effective in losing weight and maintaining harmony?
Young pork loin
Regular consumption of lean pork meat in moderation has a beneficial effect on the cardiovascular system. Some nutritionists believe that this meat is even more useful than white chicken meat: it contains monounsaturated fat, potassium, and iron.
Except monounsaturated fats, mutton contains indispensable alpha-linolenic acid. The lack of this acid makes the body demonstrate muscle weakness, fatigue, and bouts of bad temper. Besides, this meat contains vitamin B12, niacin, zinc and selenium – the most important substances for the female body.
According to the increasing content of healthy fats in a handful (10 grams), nuts are ranged as follows: walnuts, pine nuts, pistachio, almond, and hazelnut. Besides the fact that nuts contain healthy fats, they are an excellent way to prevent heart failure and strokes.
Vegetable, olive and flaxseed oils
It is important to remember that olive and flaxseed oil of the first cold press are the best to retain their useful properties. Incidentally, flaxseed oil possesses an anticarcinogenic effect. It should be stored in a refrigerator.
Natural dark chocolate of high quality is the most useful one since its cocoa butter content is not less than 70% (the more cocoa it contains, the less sugar will be added). Experts recommend eating it with fresh berries or green tea to get the maximum benefit from the antioxidant properties of this chocolate.
75% of the fat contained in the fruit is represented by useful mono- and polyunsaturated triglycerides. Besides, avocado has nearly three dozen vitamins, minerals and vitamin-like compounds. Experts warn that as any source of polyunsaturated fats, avocados should be eaten raw or thermally unprocessed.