No, No, No...I know that this is probably what you were hoping I was going to include in this post, however these are NOT the fats I am talking about. (read all the way through to get a healthy doughnut recipe)
So how does consuming the right kinds of fat help you to burn body fat? Because fat burning is a high metabolic activity. Simply put, you need fat to burn fat. But this is where you need to be a little picky. Some fats are bad for you, pile on the cholesterol and cause problems and some fats are good.
Fats like MUFA (Monounsaturated Fatty Acids), PUFA (Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids) and Omega-3 fatty acids support a healthy functioning body and aid your overall weight loss and weight management goals.
To have fat and be fabulous, include these fabulous fats in your diet.
Avocado is loaded with vitamins (vitamins K, C, B5, B6 and E), fibre and antioxidants. This little green man is no alien to health and well-being and can be eaten in the form of a dip (like guacamole), in a salad or even on its own.
Almonds provide a nutritional boom, combating health issues like high cholesterol and osteoporosis. It's also good for your heart, brain and immunity. Get a daily handful of this nutritious ninja to derive the best it has to offer. Unsweetened almond milk is also a great addition to any smoothie.
You'd be a nut to skip this one because walnuts brim with nutrients. Having 2-3 a day is enough to help your heart, bone health, mood and weight loss. It also helps fight insomnia, gallstones, diabetes and cancer.
Flaxseed is an understated power-packed fat. Not only does it act as a natural laxative, it decreases cholesterol and has been known to put up an impressive fight against diabetes. A teaspoon a day of flaxseed is all you need.
Push bad fats out of the window with this oil which has a great balance of both MUFA and PUFA. This oil is especially good be cause it has the antioxidant resveratrol and is a good source of vitamin E. Those with peanut allergies need to avoid this one though.
Salmon brilliantly fights heart disease, decreases cancer risks, protects joints, improves mood and boosts cognition. Cured or grilled salmon can be a part of your plate in many different dishes.
Olives are great fats, and have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer benefits. Pop it in salads, slice it in pastas or just have it as it is.
Eggs contain high quality proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals. And, according to new research, you can also add antioxidant properties to the list.
FAT: Sesame Seeds
Sesame seeds not only work to give you the good fats you need but are also an excellent source of calcium.
Whatever you choose to eat, when it comes to weight loss, all fats should be kept to about 40-60 per cent in total of your daily recommended calorie intake. Remember one thing: Good fats are not always less calorific but they can nourish you like few other things can.
PS - If you are wondering why I did not add Coconut to this list, it is because you already know of the great benefits of Coconut, otherwise you would not have wondered why it was not on the list. Yeah for You!!
Here is the Doughnut Recipe: just click on the image to get the recipe