For years, people have been living by the notion that by eating a low fat, he or she will lose weight. Many of these people don`t realize what fat really is and why it is essential for the human body. There are also fats you should avoid eating because they can be dangerous to your body and can make you gain fat if you eat to many of them. You are also going to learn about the benefits of a diet that consists of an adequate supply of healthy fats.
First of all, you need to become educated on the bad fats that are in the foods you eat. These bad fats come in a variety of foods under the names "saturated fat" and "trans fat". Saturated fats are solid at room temperature and they increase the amount of bad cholesterol in your blood. Hydrogenated fats, also known as trans fats, also elevate cholesterol, increasing the risk of a heart attack.
Omega 6 and Omega 3`s are the main sources of the good fats you should consume. If you prefer getting your proper nutrients through your diet, then these EFA`s can be naturally found in salmon, tuna, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, and most cooking oils. On the other hand, if you prefer getting your healthy fats through use of supplentation, then you should invest in a cheap fish or flax seed oil supplement.
Many EFA`s have been scientifically proven to treat and prevent many health problems such as cardiovascular disease, psoriasis, eczema, rheumatoid arthritis, and diabetic neuropathy. Good fats also have a positive effect on your body. You will benefit from and increased metabolism, improved insulin action, improved testosterone production, improved energy production of cells, and protective liver functions.
The average adult allows around 98,000 calories from fat to be stored in the body. These calories allow for cushioning, insulation, and organ protection. So don`t be afraid when it comes to adding fat to your diet. Your body simply cannot function without it and should always be taken into consideration when you`re shopping at the local supplement store. Until next time, later.
December 20, 2005