Health expert Annie Lawless has revealed top 10 fats that can make you lose weight. She said the fats are extremely beneficial to the body and promote metabolism and fat-burning, hormone production, and weight loss.
Below are 10 fats she listed:
- Coconut oil
The molecular structure of coconut fat is MCTs, or medium chain triglycerides, which are shorter and more water soluble than other fats.
This means they can be directly taken to the liver to be burned as fuel versus being stored as fat.
The way your body digests this type of fat speeds your metabolism by about 15 per cent.
You can use coconut oil as a cooking oil, top on your oatmeal, cream-up your smoothie or even incorporate into salad dressing.
Avocados are loaded with monounsaturated fat, which helps lower bad cholesterol.
Not to mention they add a great creamy texture to salads, smoothies and meals while also being filling.
- Wild Salmon
A great way to change up the flavor profile of salmon is to eat both smoked salmon and grilled.
Smoked salmon can be added to salads or eaten with eggs in the morning.
The trans-fat laden margarine movement really did this poor guy in.
However, recent research has come to the rescue and shown that full fat dairy can actually lower body weight and risk for heart disease and stroke.
Butter is rich in the fat soluble Vitamins A, E, and K which are absorbed very easily thanks to butter’s fat content.
It also contains CLA (conjugated linoleic acid), which is a naturally occurring trans fat that has been shown to improve body composition and aid weight loss.
- Olive Oil
Olive oil is a healthy monounsaturated fat your body can easily digest because it recognizes it and knows exactly what to do with it and can assimilate and eliminate it efficiently.
- Flax Oil
Packed with omega-3s, flax oil is easily used as a salad dressing or add a spoonful to your morning oatmeal.
- Macadamia nut
Most nuts have a very high ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 ratio, making them inflammatory.
However, macadamia nuts are a great choice because they have a 6:3 ratio which is right on target
Macadamia nuts also contain the greatest amount of monounsaturated healthy fat per serving.
These fats help lower LDL ‘bad’ cholesterol.
Almonds are an exception to the nut ratio rule because although they do not have a favorable omega 6 to 3 ratio, they are highly alkaline and contain many nutritious vitamins and minerals, like Vitamin E, iron, magnesium, and calcium.
- Eggs with yolk
It’s time to banish the egg whites.
The yolks provide 100 per cent of the fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K plus calcium, iron, zinc, biotin, thiamin, folate, and B vitamins 6 and 12.
Additionally, research has shown just the whites can have the same, if not worse, metabolic effect on insulin and blood sugar as a carbohydrate because they do not have the fat from the yolk to help slow down the absorption of protein.
- Nut butters (NOT commercial nut butters)
Most nut butters unless you make them yourself or buy whole roasted, organic options contain much more than you think.
A jar of regular peanut butter not only contains inorganic nuts which have been heated well beyond the temperature of retaining nutrients, but it’s also got hydrogenated rapeseed, cottonseed, and soybean oils as well as sunflower oil and salt.
Make sure to read labels before purchasing or just make your own.
Incorporate these healthy fats into your daily three meals and I am confident you will feel full, satisfied and reap all the nutritional benefits.