FATS IN PORTION CONTROL
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Fats in portion control for weight loss are very important to understand as it is one of the complicated topics of portion control. However, I will try making it as much simpler as possible and also would give a portion control chart for fats which you can follow for weight loss.
Fats are important macronutrients and are essential for several bodily functions, for example, it helps in the absorption of soluble vitamins like vitamins A, E, and K, it also helps us as a cushion to the body which is good for the brain. However, high fat intake can lead to cholesterol, heart problem and weight gain issues, as it gets clogged in the body and leads to heart attacks and strokes.
What type of Fats?
There are two types of fat HDL and LDL which in common language can be said as good fats (HDL) and bad fats (LDL) now why healthy fats are good for weight loss? The answer to this is; take good fats (HDL) as a vehicle, which goes in the arteries and collects cholesterol to the liver for metabolizing it. On the other side which fats are bad for weight loss? LDL is bad for weight loss, take it as a vehicle which collects cholesterol and deposits it on the sides of arteries.
This is further divided into saturated fats and unsaturated fats, where saturated fats are high in LDL for example butter, cream and animal fat etc. However, there is an exception of coconut and palm oil but researches have not yet proved if both are unsaturated fats yet. Meanwhile unsaturated fats are high in HDL which is further divided into two types: mono and poly.
Monounsaturated fat increases good cholesterol and at the same time lower bad cholesterol. On the other hand, polyunsaturated fat brings both good and bad cholesterol down, therefore, monounsaturated fat is better than poly and can be found in olive oil, rapeseed oil, and nuts. While polyunsaturated fats can be found in sunflower oil, soya oil, corn oil pine, walnut and sesame oil, etc.
Lastly, in fats we would discuss about omega 3 which are essential fatty acids and should be consumed once a week by eating oily fish for heart health. However, if you do not like the taste of it start taking supplements containing EPH and DHA.
JASMAR’S OPINION ON HEALTH AND WEIGHT-LOSS
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