IN OUR WESTERN WORLD OF PLENTY, FOOD HAS BE­COME A SUR­PRIS­INGLY CON­FUS­ING TOPIC. ARE WE MEANT TO EAT LOW CARB, HIGH FI­BRE, LOW FAT OR GLUTEN FREE? THE RULES GO ON AND ON. TO CON­FUSE YOU EVEN MORE, DID YOU KNOW THAT EAT­ING FAT HELPS YOU LOSE WEIGHT?

Haven Magazine - - Front Page - Visit www.med­san.com.au

Not only do we want the best for our over­all health but most of us want to eat in a way that also keeps our weight in the healthy range. From a per­spec­tive of purely calo­ries in and calo­ries out, it would make sense that re­duc­ing our fat in­take would help us to lose weight. But is this ac­tu­ally the case? Sci­ence has now proven that calo­ries are not all cre­ated equal. While calo­ries from fat, pro­tein or car­bo­hy­drates all seem the same when burned in the in­sulin that help us store ab­dom­i­nal fat. A Har­vard re­search project com­pared high-fat and low-carb di­ets with low­fat and high-carb di­ets and then got the groups to swap di­ets so they could un­der­stand­ing of the re­sults. The out­come was very clear. The group that ate more calo­ries a day, low­er­ing their choles­terol and triglyc­eride lev­els and im­prov­ing their in­sulin re­sis­tance level in com­par­i­son to the low-fat high-carb diet group. polyun­sat­u­rated fats. Foods to fo­cus on are av­o­ca­does, un­roasted nuts and seeds and co­conut and olive oil. A hero amongst these is the hum­ble macadamia nut with the high­est pro­por­tion of monosat­u­rated fat. It has been shown that adding this nut to your diet can lower choles­terol in some peo­ple hunger pains and stop crav­ing the wrong foods, help­ing us to ab­sorb our fat the bal­ance of good and bad or­gan­isms in our gut which, as I have dis­cussed be­fore, has a huge im­pact on our me­tab­o­lism. This fes­tive sea­son, don’t hold back. Eat those healthy fats, feel more

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.