7 fatty foods that can help you to get a flat stomach
7 "FATTY" Foods that Can Help You to Get a Flat Stomach(some of these will surprise you!)These 7 shocking Fatty (but healthy) super-foods can actually help you to burn body fat faster!by Mike Geary, Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Nutrition SpecialistAuthor of the best-seller -- The Truth about Six Pack AbsAt 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 dietto keep your hormones balanced, blood sugar under control, and prevent cravings. Here are 7 examplesof "fatty" foods that can actually HELP you to get lean...1. Super Dark Chocolate (at least 72% cacao content or higher) - It might not be a secret anymore, butyes, dark chocolate (NOT milk chocolate) can be a very healthy food, even though it is technically caloriedense.However, I would contend that dark chocolate can actually HELP you to burn off more body fat if yourethe type of person that has a sweet tooth and likes to eat a lot of desserts. In this case, just 1 or 2 smallsquares of dark chocolate can many times satisfy your sweet tooth for only 30 or 40 calories as opposedto 500 calories for 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 afairly high ratio of fiber content (Ive seen some brands have 5 grams of fiber out of 15 grams of totalcarbs per serving), and relatively low sugar content compared to the amount of healthy fats. In fact, thatsone of the "tricks" I use to select a good quality chocolate... I look for more total fat than total carbs (orabout the same number of grams of each).The importance of that fact is that it means many dark chocolates will not greatly affect your blood sugarand will 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 compoundcalled theobrominewhich has been shown to help lower blood pressure and have other healthbenefits. The fat content in a good dark chocolate should come solely from the natural healthy fatsoccuring in cocoa butter and not from any other added fats. Any chocolates with added fats or otheradditives will generally not be as healthy.The reason I say to choose dark chocolates with at least 72% cacao content is that the higher the % ofcacao, the lower the % of sugar. However, this does mean that any chocolate over 80% cacao contentwill generally start to get a more bitter taste and have very little sweetness. If you like this type of taste,then the higher % cocao, the better. Otherwise, a good 75% dark chocolate is in my opinion an almost
perfect combination of lightly sweet with a rich chocolate taste. Just remember to keep those dailyquantities of chocolate small as it is 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.2. Coconut milk, coconut flour, and coconut oil -- Coconut milk and oil are great sources of a superhealthy type of saturated fat called medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), including a component calledlauric acid, which is a powerful nutrient for your immune system, and is lacking in most western diets. Inaddition, MCTs are readily used for energy by the body and less likely to be stored as bodyfat comparedto 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 carbsin this flour are fiber and not starch!). Coconut flour is also VERY high in protein compared to most floursand is also gluten free!Just beware that if youre going to use coconut flour for baking, it absolutely NEEDS to be mixed withother flours as it sucks up moisture like crazy... Ive made delicious baked goods by mixing coconut flourwith almond flour and quinoa flour in equal parts, and adding slightly more liquid ingredients than therecipe calls for.3. Grass-fed (pasture-raised) butter -- yes, delicious smooth and rich BUTTER (real butter, not deadlymargarine!)... Its delicious, contains loads of healthy nutritional factors, and does NOT have to beavoided in order to get lean. In fact, I eat a couple pats of grass-fed butter daily and maintain single digitbodyfat 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.In fact, theres even ample evidence that REAL butter can even help you to lose body fat for a coupleof main reasons: a. Grass-fed butter is known to have high levels of a healthy fat called CLA, which has been shown tohave anti-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 conventionalgrain-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 andare readily burned by the body for energy. The healthy fats in grass-fed butter also help to satisfy yourappetite and 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 ofmy favorites, and even though the label doesnt clearly state "grass-fed", the cows are 100% grass-fed onlush green pastures in Ireland. Its one of the richest butters in color that Ive seen, which indicates highlevels of carotenoids.4. Whole Eggs, including the yolk (not just egg whites) -- Most people know that eggs are one of thehighest quality sources of protein. However, most people dont know that the egg yolks are the healthiestpart of the egg... thats where almost all of the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants (such as lutein) arefound in eggs.In fact, the egg yolks contain more than 90% of the calcium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, thiamin, B6, folate,and B12, and panthothenic acid of the egg. In addition, the yolks contain ALL of the fat soluble vitaminsA, D, E, and K in the egg, as well as ALL of the essential fatty acids. Also, the protein of whole eggs ismore bio-available than egg whites alone due to a more balanced amino acid profile that the yolks help tobuild.Just make sure to choose free-range organic eggs instead of normal grocery store eggs.Similar to the grass-fed beef scenerio, the nutrient content of the eggs and the balance between healthyomega-3 fatty acids and inflammatory omega-6 fatty acids (in excess) is controlled by the diet of thehens.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 camefrom chickens 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 areBETTER for you than egg whites.5. Grass-fed beef or bison (NOT the typical grocery store beef!) -- I know most people think that redmeat is unhealthy for you, but thats because they do not understand how the health of the animal affectshow healthy the meat is for consumption. Keep this in mind -- "an unhealthy animal provides unhealthymeat, but a healthy animal provides healthy meat".Typical beef or bison that you see at the grocery store is raised on grains, mainly corn (and to someextent, soybeans). Soy and corn are NOT the natural diet of cattle or bison, and therefore changes thechemical balance of fats and other nutrients in the beef or bison. Grain-fed beef and bison is typicallyWAY too high in omega-6 fats and WAY too low in omega-3 fats. In addition, the practice of feedingcattle corn and soy as the main portion of their diet upsets their digestive system and makes them sick...
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 naturalfoods that they were meant to eat in nature (grass and other forage), have much higher levels of healthyomega-3 fats and lower levels of inflammatory omega-6 fats (that most people already eat way too muchof) 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 calledconjugated linoleic acid (CLA) in MUCH higher levels than grain-fed meat. CLA has been proven inscientific studies in recent years to help in burning fat and building lean muscle (which can help youlose weight!). These benefits are on top of the fact that grass-fed meats are some of the highest qualityproteins 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 andthey usually have cuts available. Ive also found a great site to order grass-fed meats online and havegotten to know the owner of this company well, and they are dedicated to the quality of their foods.6. Avocados -- Even though avocados are typically thought of as a "fatty food", they are chock fullofhealthy fats! Not only is this fruit (yes, surprisingly, avocados are actually a fruit) super-high inmonounsaturated 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 themost delicious food toppings ever created, and you can be happy to know that its also one of thehealthiest toppings you can use on your foods. Try sliced avocados or guacamole on sandwiches,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 arean extremely 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 afull avocado DAILY and it only helps to keep me lean.7. Nuts: Walnuts, Almonds, Pistachios, Pecans, Brazil Nuts, Macadamias, etc -- Yes, this is yetanother "fatty food" that can actually help you burn belly fat! Although nuts are generally between 75-90% fat in terms of a ratio of fat calories to total calories, this is another type of food that is all healthyfats, along with high levels of micronutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Nuts are also agood source of fiber and protein, which of course, you know helps to control blood sugar and can aid infat loss.
Nuts also help to maintain good levels of fat burning hormones in your body (adequate healthy fatintake is vitally important to hormone balance) as well as helping to control appetite and cravings so thatyou essentially eat less calories overall, even though youre consuming a high-fat food. My favoritehealthy nuts are pecans,pistachios, almonds, macadamias, and walnuts, and by eating them in variety,you help to broaden the types of vitamins and minerals and also the balance of polyunsaturated tomonounsaturated fats you obtain.Try to find raw nuts instead of roasted nuts if you can, as it helps to maintain the quality and nutritionalcontent of thehealthy 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 upbeing a perfect time to control your appetite before lunch or dinner and helps you to eat less overallcalories on that meal.I hope you enjoyed this look at some of the healthiest "fatty" fat-burning foods you can possibly eat. Icould list a ton more, but wanted to give you a few of my favorites for now. Enjoy!Discover how you can get the best shape of your body. Visit us atwww.truthaboutabsone.com today to know the Truth about Six Pack Abs.Other related posts that you will find interesting: 3 So-Called "Healthy" Foods that You Should STOP Eating | Truth About Abs 3 Unique Veggies That Fight Abdominal Fat The Truth About Six Pack Abs How to Lose Stubborn Belly Fat! What is the Best Belly Fat Burner in the Market?