Slim with Fish Oil
Apple or pear? When asked to classify their body type, most women and men would like to answer “neither” and point to their own shapely hourglass or V-shape silhouettes.
Unfortunately, the reality is different and many of us struggle with an often unfavorable body fat distribution. The result? Nonsensical diets, questionable eating habits and over-ambitious workouts to try to fix it, and the frustration that follows is automatically pre-programmed. Of course, we have long been propagating the fact that this does not have to be the case and have found a healthy and sustainable solution for those who want to lose weight. One building block of this concept is the supply of essential omega-3 fatty acids, which are not only important from a health point of view, but according to the latest scientific findings are proven to help with weight loss!
Is Fat the Same as Fat?
No matter what kind of fat it is: Fat simply does not have a good image! For far too long, people have focused on the caloric content of foods, ignoring the fact that quality and composition also play a crucial role. Especially when it comes to fats, it is safe to say that “not all fats are created equal”. A good example of this is omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids:
Fish Oil as a Slimming Supplement?
To understand why omega-3 fatty acids are now good for slimming and good fat distribution, it is important to know that there is white, brown and beige fat. While brown adipose tissue metabolizes fatty acids to keep the body warm, white adipose tissue ensures that fatty acids are stored and made available to other organs as needed.
Important to Know:
The hormone-like compounds in omega-3 fatty acids promote the formation of fat-burning brown adipose tissue! Omega-6 fatty acids, on the other hand, promote the formation of fat-storing white adipose tissue. The foundation for this effect is laid in early childhood – more specifically, during breastfeeding.
A study has shown that it is not the weight of the breastfeeding mother that determines fat distribution, but the omega-6/3 ratio of the breast milk. Once fat stores are established, they have a significant impact on their filling, emptying and distribution. If an excess of omega-6 fatty acids is consumed and the white adipose tissue grows, this will be particularly noticeable around the waist and abdomen – unfortunately, more so because the active substances in omega-6 fatty acids also stimulate the appetite. This is in contrast to omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce the feeling of hunger and ensure a healthier BMI – as has been proven in several independent studies.
„Every Cart Needs Grease – and the Body Needs Fat.“