5 Fatty Foods to Add to Your Diet
Men's Health Magazine recently named five fatty foods that can help to make you skinny. Grass-fed beef is the top of the list.
It is a bit pricy, but according to researchers grass-fed meat contains higher levels of Omega-3 fatty acids. We know that Omega 3's help to cut the risk of heart disease.
Grass-fed beef also tends to have fewer calories- which is of course better for your waistline.
Up next is olive oil, and we're not talking about Popeye's main squeeze, experts say it's rich in cancer fighting agents and also has heart healthy monounsaturated fats.
When cooking, use olive oil in place of vegetable oil. It also makes a good substitute for dressings and sauces.
Coconuts are high in saturated fat, but more than half of that comes from lauric acid. That helps to battle bacteria and improves cholesterol levels.
In a recent study people who had two tablespoons of coconut oil every day lost weight and inches on their waistline compared to participants who had soybean oil.
Dark chocolate can promote weight loss. Eat it before a meal and you'll take in less calories.
Experts say that's because dark chocolate contains pure cocoa butter which has digestion-slowing stearic acid. Meanwhile, milk chocolate has added butter fat and, as a result, passes more quickly through your GI tract, and because dark chocolate takes more time to process, it staves off hunger and helps you lose weight.
Almonds close out our list. A handful of them can help you lose weight and inches. It's because almond contain compounds that limit the amount of fat absorbed by the body, so some passes through undigested.
Men's Health suggests stirring almond butter into your oatmeal, spreading it on toast with banana slices, or eating a couple spoonfuls as a snack.