Weight gain is not something you have in mind. Sometimes, you simply can’t prevent it.
One recent research study by the Unit for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism at Uppsala Science Park in Sweden mentions that the additional calories from unsaturated fats can lower heart risk as it is correlated with weight gain. If the data holds true, then you do not have to restrict your diet.
The risk of heart issues decreases when you place on additional pounds particularly if you are thin. This only happens if your diet stems from unsaturated fats according to the study.
If you are young and lean, obtaining 3 pounds can raise the markers of heart condition risk indicators such as insulin resistance and signs of weakened vascular function. You are not going to have significant health concerns in a short time. It can be serious particularly for abdominal fat when you keep on gaining weight over time.
Researchers observed that unsaturated fats improved cholesterol levels despite the fact that your weight and calorie consumption have gone up.
They carried out a 7-week experiment where two groups of young healthy participants were provided two types of muffins. One group ate polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) muffins while the other group got saturated fat muffins. Nothing else changed including their day-to-day diet plan and exercise.
At the end of the experiment, all the volunteers put on weight on average 3.5 pounds per person. There were very little changes in their blood pressure levels.
One thing that worth mentioning is that the cholesterol and lipid levels for the group with polyunsaturated fat muffins were lower than the other group with saturated fats. Interesting enough, the cholesterol levels for those eating saturated fat muffins shot up.
The insulin resistance increased in both groups, suggesting the warning sign of the preliminary phase of diabetes.
Fat are normally transferred to the abdomen and liver. When your high calorie diet plan includes mainly unsaturated fats, the liver and abdomen will less likely to store fat.
The liver reacts in different ways towards unsaturated and saturated fats. The liver takes cholesterol from the blood as under the influence of unsaturated fats.
This research is an eye opener as the majority of people today consume large amounts of calories, which lead them to weight gain. You can prevent weight gain. However the conclusion from this study might offer the value of unsaturated fats without thinking a lot about caloric consumption.
Instead of consuming dairy products or fatty meats which are rich with saturated fats, select nuts and veggie oils such as sunflower oil, rapeseed oil and canola oil that are great sources of polyunsaturated fats.