Did you know that not all body fat is created equal? The worst fat that a person can have is visceral fat. Visceral fat is inflammatory and surrounds your organs. In fact, it’s the culprit of many chronic diseases, including metabolic syndrome.
The only way to lose this fat, is through diet and exercise alone. Also, certain foods that have good fat can help reduce visceral fat. So Eat fat to lose belly fat! And here there are:
Nuts, such as almonds and walnuts are a great source of monounsaturated fats. These fats have been shown to help decrease belly fatAlso, Nuts are a great source of fiber and protein, which can help keep you feel fuller for longer time. Now, don’t go too crazy, like anything else, keep it within moderation. The recommended serving size to get this benefit is 1 ounce of nuts per day.
Cook with the right oil. Most people don’t know that using the right cooking oil can help reduce belly fat. Canola oil not only contains mostly monounsaturated fat, but it also has the least amount of saturated fat, and the most plant based omega-3 fat of any common cooking oil. New research findings suggest that consuming canola oil may help to decrease abdominal fat. Use canola oil in stir fries, salads or baked goods.
Eating fish such as salmon and sardines, is a great way to increase your intake of omega-3 fats. Studies have shown that omega-3 fats help the body breakdown visceral fat, and helping to lower your risk of metabolic syndrome. Fish also provides complete protein; which can help fuel your metabolism and keep you fuller longer. Try eating fish 2-3 times a week.
Now, to reduce visceral fat, it’s not only about the types of fat you eat, but also the total calories you consume in a day, so for a customized meal plan with the right amount of fat, visit Whole Body Reboot
Disclaimer: Manuel Villacorta, M.S., R.D., is a spokesperson for CanolaInfo and is paid for services which include, but not limited to, photography, videography, recipe development, social media promotion and online contributions.
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