24 May 2023

Three sources of unburnable fat on the table

One of the non-obvious reasons for unsuccessful weight loss is a condition of chronic inflammation. To deal with the problem, it is important to review your diet. Endocrinologist Catherine Young writes about it.

In the list of products that should be excluded when losing weight, in addition to sugar, which increases insulin levels, increases the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, as well as alcohol, which affects the body as a formidable toxin, the key position take trans fats. The latter reduce the synthesis of prostacyclin, which maintains optimal vascular tone, thereby promoting normal blood flow, the endocrinologist noted.
"When the inner wall of the arteries does not produce enough prostacyclin, blood clots form and the risk of thrombosis increases dramatically," Young warned.

In addition, you should be careful about eating dairy when losing weight. "The high insulin index of most dairy products should also not be forgotten," the doctor warned.

A special talk is vegetable oils, which are considered a good alternative to harmful dressings (like mayonnaise).
A balance of omega-3 and omega-6 is important in oils, the endocrinologist clarified.

"Omega-6 in moderation protects the body. Corn, sesame, sunflower, pumpkin and soybean oils are high in omega-6. If you consume them in excess, it can lead to inflammatory processes with the transition to the chronic form," - said the specialist.

Not everything is so simple with nightshades, soybeans and legumes. People with colitis, Crohn's disease, GERD and other inflammatory bowel diseases are particularly sensitive to such foods, the doctor concluded.
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