For over 20 years we have been taught that if we didn’t stop eating fat it, would make us fat. We listened to the advice of all the nutritionists, doctors and the media. We followed low-fat diets they recommended, but they left us overweight and scratching our heads wondering what happened. As Americans continue to focus on eating low-fat foods, obesity, diabetes and high-cholesterol has skyrocketed. This has caused many people to rethink the idea of low-fat dieting, including the nutritionists and doctors that originally supported it. The truth…low-fat diets don’t work.
Here are five reasons why Eating Fat Does Not Make You Fat.
- The body does not store the fat we consume in our diet as body fat. “Healthy fats” (Unsaturated fats) promote weight loss, help lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. Unsaturated fats include polyunsaturated fatty acids and monounsaturated fats. Polyunsaturated fatty acids help lower blood cholesterol levels and triglyceride levels. One type of polyunsaturated fat is Omega-3 fatty acids, they are found in fatty fish, flaxseed and walnuts. Monounsaturated fats are found in olives, avocados, nuts, seeds and olive, canola and peanut oils. Continue reading..