Enter essential fatty acids (EFA’s)! These are your Omega fats.
They are called essential because they body needs them to function, and also because we cannot manufacture them in the body. They must be consumed in the diet, which is why it’s so important for us to make sure we consume the right types of fats on a daily basis.
EFA’s help your body burn fat because they increase your metabolic rate, and suppress your appetite. We need less to feel full, and so eating the right fats helps to stabilise body weight.
EFA’s also have many health benefits to the body, including improving the health of your cardiovascular system and blood, reducing cellular inflammation, improving skin health and immune system function. This is just the start of their benefits.
Introducing the following foods into your daily diet will increase your intake of EFA’s and help your body burn fat:
Nuts and seeds – especially almonds, walnuts and flaxseeds. Have a small handful daily.
Avocadoes – this fruit is a bountiful source of healthy fat. Include it in your salads and smoothies.
Fresh oily fish – consume 2 to 3 times weekly.
Use olive oil and flaxseed oils for salad dressing. These oils are not heat stable so do not cook with them, and put onto food only after it’s removed from heat.
Use Coconut and macadamia oils for cooking. These fats are stable and so can be heated without deteriorating.
A high quality EFA supplement. Speak to your local naturopath about your options.
I hope you guys found something useful here that you can incorporate into your daily diets. I'd love for you to contact me if you want any further information.
Yours in Health
Ally Chick :)