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Eat Healthy Fats to Lose Middle-Aged Bulges

As we age, we look in the mirror and notice that the numbers we saw in our teens and twenties are now growing in all the wrong places. You might be thinking, "I want to lose the hanger that hangs my hands like a bat's wings, I want my stomach to slip and be replaced with tight and sexy abs. I also want to get my feet and butt back to see the cottage cheese go, too!" It is common for people who want to lose extra fat in their body, but completely eliminating fat from your diet to lose weight is not the way to go. Although fat is higher in calories per gram than carbohydrates or protein (9 calories per gram for fat compared to 4 calories per gram either carbohydrate or protein), fat provides an important function in our diet.

The role of dietary fat in health is severalfold. First, dietary fats produce fullness, and make good food taste. This means adding healthy fat to your diet helps you feel hungry an hour after you leave the dinner table. Another important role of fat is to help absorb fat-soluble vitamins such as Vitamins A, E, D and K. But the source of fat you choose to consume is also very important.

Single unsaturated fats are beneficial because they lower cholesterol and lower cholesterol levels (aka low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol), while raising good cholesterol levels (aka HDL, or high density lipoprotein). Good sources of unsaturated fats include avocado, canola oil, olive oil and nuts such as walnuts and peanuts. Another excellent type of fat is unsaturated fat. Fat is a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids, which is thought to lower blood pressure, fight bad cholesterol, help stop inflammation and help protect the brain and nervous system. Common sources of unsaturated fats include fish oil, salmon, corn, safflower, soy and sunflower oil.

Not all types of fat are considered beneficial. Saturated fats increase high levels of cholesterol and cholesterol (HDL). High blood cholesterol and HDL levels are associated with coronary heart disease. Sources of saturated fat include dairy, eggs, meat and seafood. Oils like coconut oil, palm oil and palm oil are also sources of saturated fat, but not all experts believe that this oil affects our health.

One type of fat that should be avoided by anyone, not just those who are trying to lose weight is trans fat. These man-made fats are made by adding additional hydrogen molecules to unsaturated fats (this process is known as hydrogenation.) Fat hydrogenation increases the shelf life of foods such as packaged foods such as microwave popcorn, margarine hardwood and vegetable shortening and most baked goods such as cakes , cookies, crackers and more.

Therefore, for long-term weight loss, add healthy fats like nuts, avocado, olives and olives and canola oil to your diet. They will help you feel longer and provide you with health benefits such as lowering your LDL levels. If you eat healthy foods, avoid unhealthy sources of fat, and add cardio exercise and weight training to your routine, the bat's batting hands and soft belly will be a thing of the past.



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