With obesity quickly becoming a national epidemic, many people are attempting to lose excess fat by learning the difference between good and bad fat.
New York, NY (PRWEB) October 07, 2014
With obesity quickly becoming a national epidemic, many more people are attempting to lose unhealthy excess fat by learning the difference between good and bad fat. Nutritionists and doctors preach that a low-fat diet is the key to losing weight, managing cholesterol and preventing health problems. Consumers are bombarded with low-fat foods, baked potato chips, fat-free ice cream, low-fat candies, cookies, and cakes. Because these low-fat foods and diets have not delivered on their promises, it has become clear that, more than just the amount of fat, it is the types of fat that really matters.
Because the body requires a certain amount of fat to function properly, the answer is not to cut out all fats from one’s diet, but to learn the difference between good and bad fats, to make healthy choices and to replace bad fats with good fats.
The human body needs fat for a variety of reasons including:
- Energy. However, overindulging causes excess calories and fat to be stored in special fat cells called adipose tissue. Consistently overeating causes these fat stores to accumulate around the inner organs and is the most dangerous to one’s health and the most difficult to lose.
- Essential fatty acids include omega-3 and omega-6 and are primarily found in certain fish and plant sources. The body needs these fatty acids to function because they deliver great health benefits.
- Proper nerve and brain function. Fats are part of myelin, a fatty material that wraps around the nerve cells.
- Healthy skin and other tissues. All body cells need to contain some fats as essential parts of cell membranes to control what goes in and out of the cells.
- Transporting fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K through the bloodstream.
- Forming steroid hormones needed to regulate bodily processes.
Bad fats include Trans fats that are typically created artificially through a process known as hydrogenation. Artificial Trans fats are most often found in fast foods, fried foods and commercially baked products and are associated with weight gain and clogged arteries. Saturated fats are fat molecules that are solid at room temperature, are high in calories and increases LDL (bad) cholesterol levels in the blood, increasing the risk for heart disease and stroke.
Good fats, on the other hand, have the opposite effects of Trans and saturated fats and include polyunsaturated fats and omega-3’s. These fats play a key role in mood management, mental clarity and acuity, fatigue and weight control and are protected with antioxidant vitamins, protecting the heart and supporting overall good health.
Without a medical or nutritional background, it can be very difficult for people to know the difference between good and bad fat. Fortunately, because Diet Doc’s goal is to help their patients not only lose unhealthy excess fat but to discourage its return, they provide their clients with unlimited access to their staff of nutritional experts who educate their patients on the most nutritious foods that keep their body operating at optimal capacity and leave them feeling full and satisfied without causing weight gain.
This level of personal service cannot be duplicated by the competition and has made Diet Doc the nation’s leader in safe and fast weight loss programs.
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