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7 Fatty Foods that can Help You have a Flat Stomach

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At this point, the anti-fat propaganda has died and almost everybody understands by now that eating fat doesn't necessarily make you fat. In fact, it's absolutely imperative to get enough healthy …

At this point, the anti-fat propaganda has died and almost everybody understands by now that eating fat doesn't necessarily make you fat. In fact, it's absolutely imperative to get enough healthy fats in your diet to keep your hormones balanced, blood sugar under control, and prevent cravings. Here are 7 examples of "fatty" foods that can actually HELP you to get lean...

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  • 1. At this point, the anti-fat propaganda has died and almost everybody understands by now that eating fatdoesnt necessarily make you fat. In fact, its absolutely imperative to get enough healthy fats in your diet tokeep your hormones balanced, blood sugar under control, and prevent cravings. Here are 7 examples of"fatty" foods that can actually HELP you to get lean... Learn More Now... Click Here To Get More Information 1. Super Dark Chocolate (at least 72% cacao content or higher) - It might not be a secretanymore, but yes, dark chocolate (NOT milk chocolate) can be a very healthy food, even though it istechnically calorie dense.However, I would contend that dark chocolate can actually HELP you to burn off more body fat if youre thetype of person that has a sweet tooth and likes to eat a lot of desserts. In this case, just 1 or 2 small squares ofdark chocolate can many times satisfy your sweet tooth for only 30 or 40 calories as opposed to 500 caloriesfor a piece of chocolate cake or a piece of pie.Also some brands of dark chocolate that are in the mid 70s in % cacao content or higher, can have a fairly highratio of fiber content (Ive seen some brands have 5 grams of fiber out of 15 grams of total carbs per serving),and relatively low sugar content compared to the amount of healthy fats. In fact, thats one of the "tricks" Iuse to select a good quality chocolate... I look for more total fat than total carbs (or about the same number ofgrams of each).The importance of that fact is that it means many dark chocolates will not greatly affect your blood sugar andwill have a fairly blunted blood sugar response compared to other "sweets".In addition, dark chocolate is also very rich in healthful antioxidants, including a powerful compound calledtheobromine which has been shown to help lower blood pressure and have other health benefits. The fatcontent in a good dark chocolate should come solely from the natural healthy fats occurring in cocoa butterand not from any other added fats. Any chocolates with added fats or other additives will generally not be ashealthy.
  • 2. The reason I say to choose dark chocolates with at least 72% cacao content is that the higher the % of cacao,the lower the % of sugar. However, this does mean that any chocolate over 80% cacao content will generallystart to get a more bitter taste and have very little sweetness. If you like this type of taste, then the higher %cacao, the better. Otherwise, a good 75% dark chocolate is in my opinion an almost perfect combination oflightly sweet with a rich chocolate taste. Just remember to keep those daily quantities of chocolate small as itis calorie dense!You can also reap the benefits of the antioxidants and fiber without all of the calories by using organicunsweetened cocoa powder in your smoothies or other recipes. Learn More Now... Click Here To Get MoreInformation 2. Coconut milk, coconut flour, and coconut oil -- Coconut milk and oil are great sourcesof a super healthy type of saturated fat called medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), including a componentcalled lauric acid, which is a powerful nutrient for your immune system, and is lacking in most westerndiets. In addition, MCTs are readily used for energy by the body and less likely to be stored as body fatcompared to other types of fats.Along with coconut milk and coconut oil as healthy fat choices, weve also got coconut flour as a healthierflour option for baking. Coconut flour is an extremely high fiber flour alternative (almost ALL of the carbs inthis flour are fiber and not starch!). Coconut flour is also VERY high in protein compared to most flours and isalso gluten free!Just beware that if youre going to use coconut flour for baking, it absolutely NEEDS to be mixed with otherflours as it sucks up moisture like crazy... Ive made delicious baked goods by mixing coconut flour with almondflour and quinoa flour in equal parts, and adding slightly more liquid ingredients than the recipe calls for. 3. Grass-fed (pasture-raised) butter -- yes, delicious smooth and richBUTTER (real butter, not deadly margarine!)... Its delicious, contains loads of healthy nutritional factors, anddoes NOT have to be avoided in order to get lean. In fact, I eat a couple pats of grass-fed butter daily andmaintain single digit body fat most times of the year.Theres a lot of confusion about this topic... in fact, I just saw a TV show today that was talking aboutunhealthy foods and one of the first things they showed was butter. It just shows that the majority of thepopulation has zero idea that butter (grass-fed only!) can actually be a healthy part of your diet.
  • 3. In fact, theres even ample evidence that REAL butter can even help you to lose body fat for a couple of mainreasons: a. Grass-fed butter is known to have high levels of a healthy fat called CLA, which has been shown to haveanti-cancer properties, and also has been shown to help burn abdominal fat and build lean muscle. b. Grass-fed butter also has an ideal balance of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids (unlike conventional grain-fed butter) which helps fight inflammation in your body, and can help balance hormones. c. The healthy fats in grass-fed butter also contain MCTs, which help to boost your immune system and arereadily burned by the body for energy. The healthy fats in grass-fed butter also help to satisfy your appetiteand control blood sugar levels, both of which help you to stay lean!If you have a hard time finding a grass-fed butter at your grocery store, Kerrygold Irish butter is one of myfavorites, and even though the label doesnt clearly state "grass-fed", the cows are 100% grass-fed on lushgreen pastures in Ireland. Its one of the richest butters in color that Ive seen, which indicates high levels ofcarotenoids. Find Out More Now... Click Here To Get More Information 4. Whole Eggs, including the yolk (not just egg whites) -- Most people know thateggs are one of the highest quality sources of protein. However, most people dont know that the egg yolksare the healthiest part of the egg... thats where almost all of the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants (such aslutein) are found in eggs.In fact, the egg yolks contain more than 90% of the calcium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, thiamin, B6, folate, andB12, and pantothenic acid of the egg. In addition, the yolks contain ALL of the fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, andK in the egg, as well as ALL of the essential fatty acids. Also, the protein of whole eggs is more bio-availablethan egg whites alone due to a more balanced amino acid profile that the yolks help to build.Just make sure to choose free-range organic eggs instead of normal grocery store eggs. Similar to the grass-fed beef scenario, the nutrient content of the eggs and the balance between healthy omega-3 fatty acids andinflammatory omega-6 fatty acids (in excess) is controlled by the diet of the hens.Chickens that are allowed to roam free outside and eat a more natural diet will give you healthier, morenutrient-rich eggs with a healthier fat balance compared with your typical grocery store eggs (that came fromchickens fed nothing but soy and corn and crowded inside "egg factories" all day long).If you want more details on eggs, here is an article that details more about why egg yolks are BETTER for youthan egg whites.
  • 4. 5. Grass-fed beef or bison (NOT the typical grocery store beef!) -- I know most peoplethink that red meat is unhealthy for you, but thats because they do not understand howthe health of the animal affects how healthy the meat is for consumption. Keep this inmind -- "an unhealthy animal provides unhealthy meat, but a healthy animal provideshealthy meat".Typical beef or bison that you see at the grocery store is raised on grains, mainly corn (andto some extent, soybeans). Soy and corn are NOT the natural diet of cattle or bison, andtherefore changes the chemical balance of fats and other nutrients in the beef or bison. Grain-fed beef andbison is typically WAY too high in omega-6 fats and WAY too low in omega-3 fats. In addition, the practice offeeding cattle corn and soy as the main portion of their diet upsets their digestive system and makes themsick... and it also increases the amount of dangerous e-coli in the meat. This is not the case with grass-fedmeat. On the other hand, grass-fed beef from cattle and buffalo (or bison) that were raised on the type of natural foods that they were meant to eat in nature (grass and other forage), have much higher levels of healthy omega-3 fats and lower levels of inflammatory omega-6 fats (that most people already eat way too much of) compared to grain fed beef or bison.Grass fed meats also typically contain up to 3 times the Vitamin E as in grain fed meats.In addition, grass-fed meat from healthy cattle or bison also contain a special healthy fat called conjugatedlinoleic acid (CLA) in MUCH higher levels than grain-fed meat. CLA has been proven in scientific studies inrecent years to help in burning fat and building lean muscle (which can help you lose weight!). These benefitsare on top of the fact that grass-fed meats are some of the highest quality proteins that you can possibly eat...and this also aids in burning fat and building lean muscle.Grass-fed meats are a little harder to find, but just ask your butcher or find a specialty grocery store and theyusually have cuts available. Ive also found a great site to order grass-fed meats online and have gotten toknow the owner of this company well, and they are dedicated to the quality of their foods. Want to KnowMore? Click Here To Get More Information6. Avocados -- Even though avocados are typically thought of as a "fatty food", they arechock full of healthy fats! Not only is this fruit (yes, surprisingly, avocados are actually afruit) super-high in monounsaturated fat, but also chock full of vitamins, minerals, micro-nutrients, and antioxidants.Also, in my opinion, guacamole (mashed avocados with garlic, onion, tomato, pepper, etc.)is one of the most delicious food toppings ever created, and you can be happy to know thatits also one of the healthiest toppings you can use on your foods. Try sliced avocados or guacamole onsandwiches, burgers, eggs or omelets, on salads or with fish, or as a delicious side to just about any meal.The quality dose of healthy fats, fiber, and micronutrients that you get from avocados helps your body tomaintain proper levels of hormones that help with fat loss and muscle building. Also, since avocados are anextremely satiating food, eating them helps to reduce your appetite in the hours after your meal. Saygoodbye to junk food cravings and bring on that fat burning! I personally eat anywhere from a half to a fullavocado DAILY and it only helps to keep me lean.
  • 5. 7. Nuts: Walnuts, Almonds, Pistachios, Pecans, Brazil Nuts, Macadamias, etc -- Yes, this is yet another "fatty food" that can actually help you burn bellyfat! Although nuts are generally between 75-90% fat in terms of a ratio of fatcalories to total calories, this is another type of food that is all healthy fats, alongwith high levels of micronutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Nutsare also a good source of fiber and protein, which of course, you know helps tocontrol blood sugar and can aid in fat loss.Nuts also help to maintain good levels of fat burning hormones in your body (adequate healthy fat intake isvitally important to hormone balance) as well as helping to control appetite and cravings so that youessentially eat less calories overall, even though youre consuming a high-fat food. My favorite healthy nutsare pecans, pistachios, almonds, macadamias, and walnuts, and by eating them in variety, you help to broadenthe types of vitamins and minerals and also the balance of polyunsaturated to monounsaturated fats youobtain.Try to find raw nuts instead of roasted nuts if you can, as it helps to maintain the quality and nutritionalcontent of the healthy fats that you will eat.Also, try to broaden your horizons beyond the typical peanut butter that most people eat, and try almondbutter, cashew butter, pecan butter, or macadamia butter to add variety to your diet.One of the little "tricks" that Ive used with clients when trying to cut down body fat is to have them eat ahandful of nuts such as almonds or pecans about 20 minutes before lunch and dinner. This ends up being aperfect time to control your appetite before lunch or dinner and helps you to eat less overall calories on thatmeal.I hope you enjoyed this look at some of the healthiest "fatty" fat-burning foods you can possibly eat. I couldlist a ton more, but wanted to give you a few of my favorites for now. Enjoy! Still Have Questions About Fat Burning Foods? Click Here To Get More Information