What Are The Best “Healthy” Fats?

What Are The Best “Healthy” Fats?

Perhaps you have heard the term “the fat that burns fat” and have no idea what this is all about or maybe you are just new to making healthier choices and learning what are the best foods for fats, protein and carbohydrates. Either way, this video and post will give you a basic understanding of what the best healthy fats are and what to look for on the nutrition label.

Why do you need to eat fat in order to lose fat? The type of fats in the below video are essential for hormone health, building lean muscle, digestion, and overall just healthier cholesterol levels. It may seem like an oxymoron to lose fat you eat fat, but the truth is when you regularly are eating these healthy fats you condition your body to metabolize fat. Think of it like your body is constantly receiving the fuel of fat and it now knows that this is a nutrient to be used for fuel so it keeps metabolizing it. If you never give your body this nutrient then it doesn’t have the “training” to burn it when you do feed it fats. 

Lower-fat diets can also have negative impacts on adipokines which impact fat loss. Adipokines are hormones released specifically from your fat cells. One such hormone, adiponectin, is a true fat-burning hormone that works to enhance your metabolism and increase the rate in which fats are broken down, curbing your appetite. Lower-fat diets lead to lower levels of adiponectin.” -Mike Roussell, Ph.D

Not all fats are created equal as you have some that have other macronutrients in them (such as peanut butter, nut butters, and almonds) which are not a straight source of just fat then you have things like Olive Oil and Coconut Oil which is mostly fat based calories.

To help give you a better understanding of which fats are the best ones for your weight loss and fitness goals, check out the video below!



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