We release week and, with it, new weekly mini-challenge, in this case related to food. If last week we proposed to move you a little more and reach 85,000 steps a week, this time we will focus on eating healthier, adding good fats to our health.
Among the different types of fats that we find in our table every day, there are the so-called polyunsaturated fatty acids that include omega 3 and omega 6. Among these there must be a balance that is of great importance to the body and then we tell you why.
Talking about fats means talking about a very important nutrient for the body, concentrated in energy and of which there are a variety of options. Since the key is to choose the healthiest alternatives we tell you everything you need to know about each of them: saturated, monounsaturated, polyunsaturated and trans fats.
Surely you have heard about triglycerides and know that together with cholesterol they are one of the parameters most frequently evaluated before a blood test. We tell you what triglycerides are, how they affect us and how to keep them at bay so that their excess does not harm health. What are triglycerides Triglycerides are a type of fat or lipid that is found in our blood and circulates through the same lipoprotein unit as cholesterol.
When spring and summer is near, many of us feel as if we are in discount time to be perfect in summer. That is why at this time of year the vast majority of us struggle to end this excess fat that is deposited in our body and does not let us look like we want muscles.
Back in 2015, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) saw the wolf's ears and decided to give companies three years to eliminate trans fats from their products, considering them largely the cause of the growing epidemic of childhood obesity and cardiovascular diseases that began to emerge then.
As well as hydrates, many times fats are abused in our diet and eliminated from it, especially when looking to lose weight. However, today we show you the seven benefits of fat consumption and show that they are really necessary for your body. What are fats and what are their functions Fats are next to proteins and hydrates, one of the energy macronutrients of our diet, and although the main fuels are hydrates, fats also represent a good source of energy for the body, especially when the previous ones are sold out.
We hear a lot about omega 3 and its benefits in different aspects of the body, however, if you still have doubts about its usefulness, we tell you what it is for and why omega 3 is important. Omega 3 and its effect on the body Omega 3 is a type of polyunsaturated fat that owes its name to the location of its first double bond.
Although fat is essential for us to be healthy and our body to function properly, excess body fat is related to metabolic problems, increased risk of cardiovascular disease, and in general a worse quality of life. To reduce body fat, medical recommendations are to change saturated fats to unsaturated fats (good fats), reduce calorie intake and increase physical activity to force the body to use the energy reserve that is ultimately accumulated fat and increase metabolism so that the consumption of those calories is higher.
Trans fats are a type of fats that are naturally present in foods but, above all, widely spread in foods of industrial origin because oils change their structure during processing. We tell you why trans fats are a harmful nutrient and how to avoid them in the daily diet.
When we hear about fat, the alarms go on immediately, and it is a type of nutrient that is very stigmatized. We at Vitónica have talked about them many times, but we want to emphasize the importance that fats have in our health, especially those considered as essential or good fatty acids.
Omega 3 is one of the essential fats for our body, since it cannot synthesize them and needs them to function properly. Therefore, today we show the top 7 foods rich in omega 3 that will help you not to miss this type of fat in your diet. Also, we must try that for each part of omega 3 no more than 10 parts of omega 6 are consumed, since the benefits of these fatty acids in the body depend on an adequate balance between omega 3 / omega 6.
Overweight is one of the most common evils today, and it is that the vast majority of us are supercharged or poorly fed. In most cases this situation puts our health at risk. To avoid this, what we usually do is resort to exercise. A range of possibilities unfolds before us, but many times we don't know what to do for sure.
Constantly in Vitónica we have talked about omega-3 fatty acids and the importance they have in the proper functioning of the organism. In spite of everything in this post we want to stop once again in its properties and above all we want to highlight some rare sources of omega-3 fatty acids that we almost never have in mind when they talk about these nutrients.
Although saturated fats, those that predominate in food of animal origin, have always been considered the bad ones of the film, nowadays they have separated from cardiovascular diseases and move away from the bench of the accused. However, one study points out that a diet high in saturated fats could harm the brain in the long term.
If there is one thing that worries us more when it comes to getting a body in perfect condition, that is fat, that is, the amount of fat we have in the body. The ideal is to reduce the amounts of fat to give way to muscle mass. But many people feel unable to get it.
Although fats are not what they were before, because they are nutrients concentrated in energy, many still fear their intake at the time of weight loss, so, from Vitónica we want to eliminate that fear leaving different reasons to eat fat if you are looking to lose weight. Why we should consume fat if we want to lose weight While we must always remember that fat provides 9 kcal per gram and that a caloric deficit is important to lose weight, it has been proven that a moderate fat diet can be more effective than a low fat diet at the time of losing weight, because its inclusion can increase adherence to treatment and therefore, help us to lose weight over time effectively.
In many occasions we have talked about the importance that the intake of fatty acids has for the correct functioning of the organism, and that there are groups of beneficial fatty acids totally. Therefore, in this post we want to stop at them and make a complete guide so that we can take care of our health without banishing fats completely from food, since there are beneficial fats that we cannot ignore.
Although fats are no longer what they were before, but for a long time the bad guy in the movie became sugar, it is always advisable to choose sources of healthy or unsaturated fats for our diet. And if we consumed only of these, could we do it without any restrictions? Healthy fats and consumption limits Since the intake of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats is always recommended to benefit health, we might think that it would not be necessary to limit your intake.
Nuts are very nutritious and rich foods, especially in good quality fats, however, their lipid profile can vary from one type to another, so, here is a nutritional analysis of the fats of different nuts . In the following table you can see the content of the different fatty acids that have the most popular nuts per 100 grams: Saturated fats Monounsaturated fats Polyunsaturated fats Almond 4.