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4 Promising Fat Rich Foods to Add in Your Weight Loss Program

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Not all healthy foods are created equally. Some foods outshine the rest when it comes to nutritional value and the impact it has on weight loss. In fact, some fats can be a great addition to a weight loss diet. If you are working to shed a few pounds, you should consider what type of healthy fat rich foods you are eating.

When you consume healthy fats, you will decrease your hunger level, regulate your blood sugar and aid in making your body reach its optimal level of functionality. People are afraid of healthy fats because of the calorie density. You can combat this by practicing portion control. When you practice portion control, these four fats will make a fantastic addition to your weight loss plan.

1. Flaxseeds


Flaxseeds are considered the superstar for an anti-aging diet, because they are rich in antioxidants, dietary fiber and unsaturated fats. Adding flaxseeds to your diet comes with many benefits. Your hunger will be curbed, your high blood pressure lowered, your clogged coronaries cleared and your potential risk of developing heart disease lowered. The omega fats in flaxseeds can also improve your brain function, boost your immune system and lower your body fat composition.

You can add flaxseeds to your diet in many ways. You can add a tablespoon of flaxseeds in a bowl of soup or chili. You can add it to your yogurt, oatmeal, protein shakes or smoothies. You can even bake with flaxseeds. If you like salad, you can sprinkle some flaxseeds on top.

2. Avocado


Avocado is a fruit that contains healthy fats that are packed full of good nutrition. Like Flaxseeds, Avocado also has antioxidants and fiber. Because of the avocado's cream texture, you can use it to as a substitute for butter or mayonnaise. Avocado also makes a great addition to salads. If you cannot eat nuts, eating avocados is a great way to add healthy fats to your diet.

3. Coconut


Coconut deserves a permanent place in your diet plan, because it it high in medium chain triglycerides. This type of fats does not have a processing time and can be readily used as an energy source for your body. In fat, MCTs mimic the behavior of carbohydrates. If you are on a low carbs diet, coconut is a must have food for you.

Most people are wary of coconuts, because they are rich in saturated fat. However, MCTs are unique. They are not harmful to your health like other saturated fats are. In fact, coconuts can improve your cholesterol and boost your heart health.

You can add coconut to your diet in many ways. You can buy coconut milk or oil and use it as a substitute for regular milk and cooking oil. Or you can buy the coconut flakes and add it to your meals. The sky is the limit when it comes to adding the unique taste and health benefits of coconut to your everyday diet plan.

If you like to bake, you can add the dried coconuts to your cookies, muffins and bread. You can also use the coconut oil as a salad dressing or as a coating for your main protein dish.

4. Chia Seeds

Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are the last healthy fats you need in your diet. They are high in nutrients such as fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and calcium. One of their main benefits is to free your body of free radical damage.

Not only do chia seeds contain healthy fats, they also provide you with a small dose of protein. If are a vegan or vegetarian, this is a great protein substitution. The protein helps keep your blood sugar levels regulated.

You can add chia seeds to your diet by sprinkling them on stir fries and salads. You can also add them to baked goods such as muffins.

Eliminating all fats from your diet is not always the best option. If you add these four healthy fats to your diet, it will get you one step closer to eating a well-balanced diet. The key to weight loss is to find balance. Just like you cannot cut carbs completely out of your diet because they add in brain function, you cannot get rid of fats. The key is to only eat healthy fats that will improve your health and your overall weight loss efforts.

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