Eating the correct fat is important if you want to have a metabolism that helps us lose weight, reduce the risks of Diabetes, arteriosclerosis diseases and maintain a young brain, because let’s remember that our brain is 57% fat, and these healthy fats help our neurons to communicate with each other, this is called neuroplasticity.
Fats help in several ways, they generate energy, making our body feel full for longer.
And most importantly, the healthy fats in your meals help lower the glycemic load which, by mixing with food in the intestine, allows them to be slowly absorbed, even before reaching the circulation.
OMEGA 3 FATS
99% of the population has a deficit of these fats. We evolved by eating these fats which were purchased from unprocessed wild foods. Today we can find them
- Fish (salmon, trout, herring, non-canned sardines and anchovies)
- Sesame, flax and chia seeds
- Pumpkin seeds, walnuts and hemp.
These types of fats reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, diabetes or cancer.
The consumption of cold-pressed olive oil decreases cell inflammation and increases immunity.
Sources of these fats:
- Cold pressed extra virgin olive oil
- Hazelnuts, almonds, walnuts
There is a third group that, although it is within saturated fats, is healthy because it contains lauric acid that increases immunity and helps prevent fungal and viral infections.
They’re in :
- raw coconut
- coconut milk
- Cold pressed coconut oil
- Macadamia oil
So the message is: We must consume good fats to maintain metabolism, reduce cell inflammation, improve the communication of our neurons and reduce cardiovascular diseases.
Soon we will talk about the egg and its relationship with cholesterol myth or reality.