If you are facing the dilemma - “Sugar or Fat? Who is the villain here?”, then you have come to the right place.
As today, I am going to burst some myths and present some interesting facts.
Let’s face it, we both, love them, in our diets. It’s like choosing between cigarettes and alcohol.
Which one is more bad? Keep reading to find out more.
I guarantee, that once you go from here, you would have the elixir of truth. That’s a promise.
What Fats say?
You must have heard about the phrase,” All fats are not created equal”. There are mainly 4 types of fats: Saturated, Monounsaturated, Polyunsaturated and Trans.
Let’s find out, what are these, one by one:
These are solid at room temperature and known as “solid fat”. Mostly available in animal foods such as milk, cheese , meat, poultry, fish and oils(coconut oil, palm oil, cocoa butter).
These are controversial in nature, meaning that they have been vilified for many years, until recently, researchers concluded that some varieties have beneficial impacts on human body.
Coconut oil, MCT oil and raw butter are the healthy options. You should have only grass-fed meat and keep away from processed meats.
These kinds help in weight loss and maintain healthy energy levels.
Avocado oil, Macadamia nuts and olive oil are your best bet. Avoid canola oil and peanuts.
These include Omega 3 and Omega 6. We only need small amounts of omega 6 for brain and muscle functions.
Consuming too much of Omega 6, would lead to inflammation in the body.
Whereas, Omega 3 are super healthy.
So stay away from corn, soybean, safflower, sunflower oils as they are rich in Omega 6 and include more of flaxseed oil and clean salmon infused with Omega 3 fats.
This is the worst of all kinds. This is obtained as a by-product of a chemical reaction called hydrogenation of healthy fats into solids.
They cause insulin resistance, inflammation, heart diseases, lowers good HDL and raise bad LDL.
You can find them in fried, baked, processed foods and margarine. You know what to do. Just avoid them.
Confused with all the information? Lots to take in? Don’t worry.
Below, you would find the list of healthy fats for consumption.
1.Cold-pressed flax oil
6.Grass-fed butter, ghee, eggs, meats
7.Uncontaminated salmon, sardines and krill oil.
9.Raw cacao butter
Just remember to have organic or cold-pressed fats in moderation to extract high benefits. All fats will not make you fat. Choose your fats carefully.
Let’s now see what sugars have in store for us.
Sugar is known to the world by different names but at the end of the day it is just “empty calories” as it fails to provide any nutrition. It raises your blood glucose level very fast and as a result metabolism gets haywire.
When blood glucose shoots up, insulin spikes, converts sugar into fat which gets deposited around your mid-section.
So, if you care about your inflated waistline, forget about sugars.
I have coined a new term for sugar. I call it “sweet and slow poison” and I think it’s apt.
Finally, I would say that, some fats are truly healthy. Pick organic versions over refined ones. Say no to sugars and that belly fat of yours would vaporise.Hallelujah! Eat with composure and enjoy.
Let me know your opinion on this. Hoping to hear from you.