Oct. 3, 2020, 4:04 p.m.
New Delhi: When we talk about weight loss and nutrition there is always a misconception regarding the fats, often considered as the sole reason for gaining weight. Fats are classified as macro nutrients required by the body to sustain good health. Fats we eat are main component of cell walls and are used as fuel source. Many of us try to eliminate fats in order to reduce our weight but that affects our body adversely, to reduce weight we must learn how to differentiate good and bad fats. Let’s take a look on sources of good fats for our body and health below:
1. Olive Oil
Olive oil is packed with monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA), a healthy fat that helps battle heart disease, cholesterol and blood sugar. Olive oil helps stimulates the digestive system, making food move smoothly through the colon thereby supporting your digestive health. A good digestion is key to weight loss.
Ghee is packed with omega-3 fatty acid DHA along with omega-6 fatty acids. Both these fatty acids help increase lean body mass and reduce fat mass, which in turn, aids in weight loss and weight management.
Nuts are packed with Omega 3 fatty acids that are heart healthy, and contribute to giving a boost to the metabolism process to burn excess fat. They are filling, which can help check cravings.
4. Coconut Oil
The superfood contains the medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs) that are one of the healthiest type of saturated fats, which can help you lose weight. The fats in coconut oil is used as fuel for energy, and they do not get stored as body fat.
Avocados make for an ideal superfood for a ‘low-carb high-fat’ ketogenic diet. In a carb-based diet, carbs are converted into glucose and this is what the body will use as its primary fuel source. The principle of ketogenic diet is to make your body to get into and stay in a glycogen deprived state and maintain a mild state of ketosis, where-in its starts burning fats for energy. They are also loaded with weight-loss friendly fibres that may help prevent constipation, boost digestion and colon health.