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Does eating fat make you thin? : Yes! And reduces the risk of heart disease

Does eating fat make you thin? : Yes! And reduces the risk of heart disease

Does eating fat make you thin? New research shows it can! Well, the healthy fats of course (eggs, avocados, dairy and even red meat). The key is that “fat burns fat”. You actually need fat to burn calories. An article in LiveStrong.com explains clearly, “the body needs three macronutrients for energy: carbohydrates, protein, and fat. A gram of fat packs more than twice the energy of a gram of the other two”.

Healthy fats not only make you thin but can also reduce the risk of heart disease. In 2013 the US National Institutes of Health assigned people either a low fat or low carb year-long diet, with no calorie restriction! It provided strong evidence that “people can sharply reduce their heart disease risk by eating fewer carbohydrates and more dietary fat, with the exception of trans fats. The new findings suggest that this strategy more effectively reduces body fat and also lowers overall weight.”

Similarly, an eight-year long term study also showed that a Mediterranean diet moderately in vegetable fat and fish fat is associated with a 30% risk reduction of cardiovascular disease.

You may not want to go all out and put unsalted grass fed butter in your coffee (a recipe that is #trending), as it possibly might ruin your latte.
But if it sounds tasty, go for it!

This is our considered but brief and light introduction to the topic. For further information please check out:

Low Carb vs Low Fat Diet

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3891943/

http://www.livestrong.com/article/557726-eat-fat-to-burn-fat/