It’s hard to belief that shedding of weight now requires consuming more fat. But one may ask, how truthful is this? Anyway it does mean focusing on two types of “good” fats which are: MUFAs, or monounsaturated fats, and PUFAs (polyunsaturated fats), these fats contains- omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
The importance of these fats to the body is that, unsaturated fats contain disease-fighting antioxidants like vitamin E, and also said to help lower bad cholesterol levels as well to red cut down the risk in having heart disease.
In the case of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, it helps in regulating the body system, such as: keeping the immune system strong and helps to function the heart properly.
Besides, there are other good reason for eating MUFAS which have been proven,e.i, it helps to burn up belly fat. Despite the fact that these two fats [MUFAs and PUFAs] are recommend, having some saturated fat in your diet is also advisable and should be considered.
Though currently from research, it was suggested that saturated fats in foods for instance: milk, cheese, and meat may not have much risky effect as was thought. Subsequent to the analysis result, there is no relationship between a high saturated fat diet and an increased risk of heart disease.
Another saturated fat to be considered in current studies is the coconut oil which is a plant-based saturated fat and also has been proven to raise levels of the “good” cholesterol and HDL. Still, the current procedure proposes to cut down the intake of both the saturated and ‘Tran’s fats’. The ball is in your court to take the decision on watching the quantity to consume, only let the eating be done in moderation.
Always have this in mind that whether you consume much or less fat, it still contains high in calories. Therefore, always consider this as you plan your diet.
Advice from the current dietary guidelines sates that for a 2000-calorie diet, the daily consumption of fat- healthy fats, should not go beyond 65 grams.
According to Julie Upton, a registered dietitian, she advised that replacing “low-quality carbs or other foods rich in saturated fats” with foods high in MUFAs and PUFAs aids to accommodate the more calories.