At this point, I think many people understand that eating fat doesn’t necessarily make you fat. Actually get enough healthy fat in your diet is good to keep your hormones balanced, blood sugar under control and so forth.
Based on the study, here are the 4 examples of “fatty” foods that can actually HELP you to get lean and flat stomach.
1. Super Dark Chocolate (at least 72% cacao content or higher) – It might not be a secret anymore, but yes, dark chocolate (NOT milk chocolate) can be a very healthy food, even though it is technically calorie dense.
The reason for choose the dark chocolates with at least 72% cacao content is that the higher the % of cacao, the lower the % of sugar. If you like to get more bitter taste and have very little sweetness taste, then the higher % cocao, the better. Otherwise, a good 75% dark chocolate is an almost perfect combination of lightly sweet with a rich chocolate taste. But do remember to keep those daily quantities of chocolate small as it is calorie dense!
2. Grass-fed (pasture-raised) butter – yes, delicious smooth and rich BUTTER (real butter, not deadly margarine!). It’s delicious, contains loads of healthy nutritional factors, and does NOT have to be avoided in order to get lean. It has ideal balance of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids, also contain healthy fat called CLA that has been shown anti-cancer properties, help burn abdominal fat and build lean muscle. MCTs, inside the butter can help boost your immune system and are readily burned by the body for energy.
3. Whole Eggs, including the yolk (not just egg whites) – Most people don’t know that the egg yolks are the healthiest part of the egg, it is where almost all of the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants (such as lutein) are found in eggs.
4. Nuts: Walnuts, Almonds, Pistachios, Pecans, Brazil Nuts, Macadamias, etc – Yes, this is yet another “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 healthy fats, along with high levels of micronutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Nuts are also a good source of fiber and protein, which helps to control blood sugar and can aid in fat loss.
And nuts also help to maintain good levels of fat burning hormones in your body (adequate healthy fat intake is vitally important to hormone balance) as well as helping to control appetite and cravings so that you essentially eat less calories overall, even though you’re consuming a high-fat food.