High Fat Foods That Are Good For You

Why Fat is Important

Finding fatty foods that are actually good for you can be a little tricky.  Especially when the term “FAT” has certain stigma about it.  But I’m here to tell you that not all fat is bad fat and that some fat is needed for good health.

The stigma against fat is so strong that nowadays you will see foods that are marketed as fat-free.  A big reason for this obviously is the thought that foods that contain fat, will make you “fat”.  When in reality, excess calories is the cause for people being overweight.

Just know that not all fat is against you and that you can still have your FAT and eat it too!

All forms of natural food have some fat in it.  In Fact, the reason it is in certain foods is because plants and animals tend to use it as a way to store energy.  Especially during times when there is a shortage of food supply or in the case of plants, sunlight.

Just like animals, it is important for people to put the right fats in their diet to survive.  But just like anything in life, too much of anything is never good for you.  So it is important to make sure to put a healthy amount of fat in your diet.

BENEFITS OF FAT

  • Awesome source of energy – our body absorbs the fat we consume from natural foods and helps provide the boost we need to function
  • Great looking skin and other tissues – All parts of our body need some form of fat
  • Helps brain function properly – Our brain is made up of large amounts of essential fats
  • Helps with the transportation of vitamins A,D,E and K through the bloodstream where needed
  • Essential fatty acids that are body is unable to produce, but necessary for growth and cell development
  • Storage of Energy – any extra calories that we consume but is not used right away will be stored for future use

Good Fats vs Bad Fats

To give you an idea of what fats you should be consuming vs the fats you should stay away from.  There are four major types of fats:

Good fats:

Monounsaturated fats

Polyunsaturated fats

Bad fats:

Trans fats

Saturated fats

Monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats are considered good fats because they are good for your heart and cholesterol.

Monounsaturated fats

  • Avocados
  • Olive oil
  • Canola oil
  • Olives
  • Nuts
  • Peanut Butter
  • Sunflower oil
  • Peanut oil

Polyunsaturated fats

  • Soybean oil
  • Corn oil
  • Walnuts
  • Sunflower,sesame, and pumpkin seeds
  • Faxseed
  • Fatty fish
  • Soymilk
  • Tofu

Saturated fats and trans fats are considered bad because they increase the risk heart disease.  It’s always the stuff that taste amazing that hurt you in the end.

Saturated fats

  • High fat meat (beef, pork and lamb)
  • Whole fat dairy products like milk and cream
  • Butter
  • Cheese
  • Ice cream

Trans fats

  • Baked pastries, cookies, doughnuts, muffins, cakes
  • Packaged snacks
  • Fried foods
  • Candy

 

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What is the Fastest way to Lose Belly Fat

Imagine burning fat while you are sleeping.  How about while you are sitting down watching tv.  Would you believe me if I said it were possible to burn that stubborn belly fat while doing the things you enjoy most?

Most people think that the only way to burn fat is by being active all throughout the day.  Well like most people, life gets in the way and makes it kinda difficult for anyone to focus on their journey to health and fitness.

Let me guess, you work in an office where you sit all day and makes it hard for you to be active.  Or maybe you have a job where walk most of the time and you feel that satisfies your fitness needs, but for some reason the belly fat just does not feel the same way.

If Only There Was Some Other Way

Well there is, and that way is by building muscle through resistance training.  Now resistance training can be done with bodyweight training or weights. 

Oh I can here the Ladies saying nooooo, I don’t want to get bulky like a guy.  Makes me laugh every time I hear this. 

Please understand this, the female body does not produce enough testosterone to make you bulky so no need to worry there.  Also, if that ever was the case, you could always dial back with the weights.

How Does Building Muscle Help Burn Fat?

Building muscle is one of the most efficient ways to burn fat throughout the body.  Muscles requires a lot of energy to maintain itself thus helping increase metabolism. 

Increase in metabolism leads to more calories burned and more calories burned leads to weight loss.  Plus muscles help in sculpting your body the way you desire.

Parts Of The Body To Focus On When Building Muscle

The three most important parts of the body to build muscle happens to be 3 of the largest muscles in your body:

1.)Chest

2.)Back

3.)Legs

I know what you are thinking, but I want to burn the fat in my belly.  Know this, there is no way to spot reduce fat in any exact part of the body.  Once you build muscle in these 3 areas of the body, your body will work that much harder to feed your muscles thus helping you burn fat that much faster.

So Don’t be afraid to build that muscle and burn that unwanted FAT.  Your body will thank you for it I’m sure.

So how have your attempts to melt away that fat been going.  Please share your experiences and leave your comments below.  Can’t wait to hear from you!

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