Which Fats You Still Need To Eat When Cutting Down Your Weight
In life, this is generally my guiding principle, which is ‘if it existed before man, then it is necessary for life’! this means one thing, that the proponents of ‘no fat diet’ are simply least in my reading list.
In fact, I dare say that they need to be sued because they endanger the life of others by teaching the wrong thing. Whether you agree with me or not, its matter of how much facts on the human body’s fat needs you have.
In this post, we are reviewing the role of certain fats that we call essential fatty acids and why you should not miss them in your diet. We are also discussing the impact of not eating these fats and why they are not likely to cause you to add weight.
Is it true that not all fats lead to adding weight?
I know that last question in the paragraph above is more nagging than the rest. This is natural considering that fake nutritional experts have bombarded our ears with the music that any fat is bad for the body. The answer is yes, it all depends on how the particular fat molecule will be used or the metabolic pathway that it will take.
Let us begin by highlighting the metabolism of fats by the body. When you eat any fat in foods, their digestion begins in the stomach where the bile and other acids emulsify or collate the fat into little mounds that can be easily carried across the stomach cell membranes. Usually, only water soluble materials get transported across the cell membranes’, therefore the fatty materials must be converted into fatty acids which have an end that allows then to attach to special carrier molecules. For this matter, the short fatty acids have more ease at crossing the membranes and being transported into the blood and eventually to body cells for the cells use as energy source or for building new cells. This way, most short fatty acids are digested and utilized and not stored in the adipose tissues such as the skin or stomach lining. It is important to note that the choice to be short or long fatty acid is not made in the stomach, rather it is in the nature or source of fat.
Which fats are not dangerous?
Plant fats that are referred to essential fatty acids are generally not bad because they do not lead to increase in weight of the body. This means that if eaten in moderation, (everything in excess is dangerous including fruits!) these fats can only help growth and development and have no danger on man. Examples include olive oils which have very limited amounts of Trans fats. These are the known bad fats that you find in most animal fats and a few plant fats.
The use of olive oil in diet is as old as the Roman Empire, some 300 to 400 years. The Romans were known to deep bread in olive oil and eat it without having to worry about adding weight. In fact, their army was one of the most organized and physically fit. I have met couple and single people who have lost weight greatly yet continue to enjoy their olive oil. You can make it more effective by mixing olive oil and vinegar which has good properties for weight management. These fats from other plants such as coconut have been found to be good because they contain more saturated fatty acids which are good for body development compared to the unsaturated fatty acids in animal foods.
The risks associated with not taking essential oils:
In the case of some essential fatty acids such as those from olive oil, there is often the danger of not providing the cells with raw materials for building some molecules required in the cells. An example is hormones which need some parts of these essential fatty acids or some big molecules such as cholesterol which is a precursor for hormones. By not eating these fats, the body is forced to go the long route of making the fatty acids from the carbohydrates sources and this may increase demand for carbohydrates. This increased demand for carbohydrates or energy would lead to more eating thus cause weight gain.
Benefits of essential fatty acids in weight loss:
Olive oil and virgin coconut oil contribute to weight loss provide medium chain fatty acids which prevent the body’s use of more difficult to digest long chain fatty acids. This is a competitive process where once the short and medium chain fatty acids are absorbed, they block the intake of the long chain and more dangerous long chain fatty.
These essential oils also have the benefit of containing antibacterial and antiviral properties or even protozoa inhibiting effects. This helps the body fight diseases and leaves you with a feel good effect. When you eat these good oils, you eliminate the desire for the bad fats that is present in corn oil or animal fat. They are best served by dipping in bread or serving as salad oils. Overcooking the essential oils may change their structure and make them weight adding.
It is not every fat that you should avoid. Your body instead needs essential fatty acids for body functions. By taking just enough (not too much of it) you diminish the desire for the bad fats and therefore you end up cutting weight. Start giving your family or your self a fresh serving of olive oil and watch your weight cut down as you improve your immunity.