Friday, April 17, 2009

Eat Fat to Lose Weight?

I know what you’re thinking and no, this isn’t a new cheeseburger and French fries diet. It sounds ridiculous especially after we have been taught to swear off butter and oil like the plague, but research shows that good fats assist in digestion, maximizing the absorption of vitamins and minerals. Healthy fat also increases satiety which tames your appetite. As if that’s not good enough, these power fats act as anti-inflammatory properties which aid metabolic function.

So what are healthy fats? Healthy fats consist of monounsaturated fats, which can be found in plant oils, nuts and avocados, and polyunsaturated fats, which can be found in omega-3 rich foods like eggs and some fish. Incorporating these kinds of fats into your diet with moderation may be your golden ticket to losing those last five pounds.

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