Fat Burning Foods

Fat Burning Foods

Trying to lose weight usually involves following a certain diet as well as regular exercise. One way to better improve your weight loss program is by trying to burn fat from your body through the foods that you choose to it. There are several types of food that are known for their fat-burning properties. Here are some of them.AlmondsAlmonds can make a suitable snack whenever you need one. What makes it even better is that you don’t have to worry about gaining weight when you do eat them. In fact…

The Basics of a Healthy Heart Diet

The Basics of a Healthy Heart Diet

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death among Americans. And while age and genetics are contributors to an individual’s risk of developing heart disease, there are other risk factors as well – risk factors that doctors have identified as “controllable.” These include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, smoking, physical inactivity, and obesity.Armed with this knowledge, the first thing you have to do is to quit smoking and take up an exercise. The rest of the other controll…

Myths and Facts About Fats and Oils

Myths and Facts About Fats and Oils

Fats and oils have gotten bad reputations over the years, thanks to popular diets (fats are often cut out in menus and recipes) and some research findings (fats clog up your arteries that increase you risks of heart disease and stroke). But fats are actually necessary in maintaining good health. Aside from the amount of fat you consume, it is also important to know the type of fat that you are ingesting: Monounsaturated fatsMain sources of monounsaturated fats include plant oils like canola oil,…

Fighting Fat with Fat?

Fighting Fat with Fat?

Don’t fill your plate with oily bacon just yet. We are not referring to that kind of fat. We are talking about beneficial fat. Like coconut oil for instance. There are many uses for this oil, but can it help you lose weight. According to Joyce Hendly of EatingWell.com, there is “science” indicating that tropical oil such as coconut oil may cause a “slight (temporary) boost in your metabolism.”When we eat, the process of digestion burns 10 percent of the calories we consume. For instance, if you …

Are Fat-Free Foods Really Worth It?

Are Fat-Free Foods Really Worth It?

With more people getting conscious on what they eat, it is not surprising that food companies would offer fat-free or reduced-fat foods.  And with fat-free foods, we do not mean foods that are naturally without fat such as most fruits and vegetables.  Instead, we refer to regular grocery foods items that have been processed with less or even without fat.  You may have probably seen these products like fat-free mayo, reduced-fat ice cream, fat-free nachos, among others.  At first they may seem nu…

Fatty Foods That Fight Hunger

Fatty Foods That Fight Hunger

Fatty foods are okay as long as they contain the good kind of fats. An example of these is oleic acid. Oleic acid is a monounsaturated fatty acid found naturally in many plant and animal sources. As a substitute for animal fats sources that are packed with saturated fat, oleic acid can reduce total cholesterol level, increase the levels of high-density lipoproteins (HDLs) and reduce low-density lipoproteins (LDLs) or “bad cholesterol.” Other health benefits of oleic acids include stalling the de…

Brown Fat May Help Lose Weight

Brown Fat May Help Lose Weight

A new study has shown that adults can lose body fat without much effort simply by tapping into a particular type of fat. According to the New England Journal of Medicine, adults still have brown fat, which has long been thought to have been gone as we grown older. All of us are all born with brown fat, a type of fat that produces heat and consumes calories in the process. Brown fat is essential to us during babyhood because babies could not be able to shiver and have their bodies warm.It has lon…

Big Fat Diet Lies

Big Fat Diet Lies

There seems to be a lot of people giving advice when it comes to weight loss, but how can you be sure which one is fact and which one is fiction?  Here are some outrageous fat-reducing advice and check on its validity. Salads are your best optionAlthough eating vegetables are fine when it comes to weight loss, it would not do any effect if you add in the salad dressing, the nuts, and the cheese.  The best choice is to create your own salad with a fat-free dressing like balsamic vinegar.Nuts can …

Brown Fat and Health

Brown Fat and Health

When the body’s brown fat is activated, you can lose more than 9 pounds of bad white fat each year, without changing your diet or exercise regimen.Scientists have only recently found out that adults do have brown fat. Before their discovery, scientists thought brown fat in adult bodies are there mainly to help keep babies warm. Scientists also thought that brown fat goes away as the body becomes more muscular. Three new studies published in the New England Journal Of Medicine show that more than…

Debunking Fat Myths

Debunking Fat Myths

With so many information floating around about dieting, you just cannot discern between what is real and what is merely hyped or completely false.  For instance, a study showed that 77 percent of people questioned knew that trans fat is a type of dietary fat that can be unhealthy.  However, only 21 percent of them could name three foods that contain trans fat, while only 33 percent could name just one.Instead of wasting your time around diet information that do not produce results, you need to t…