It is very likely that you have come across one of those “Increase your health by cutting fat” diets. There are two things wrong with these low fat meal options: They don’t make you more fit and they are extremely unhealthy.
Let’s take a look at why:
Health risks: Important vitamins require certain fats to be absorbed, generally speaking, there are two types of vitamins: water soluble and fat soluble. The latter category requires dietary fats for your body to use them. If there is no fat to absorb them, then not only will they not yield their intended benefits (cell growth, cell repair, blood clotting for cuts, immune system maintenance, ect), but they will become poisonous to your body.
Increased risk of cancer:
Research has shown that certain cancers can be directly associated with the low intake of essential fatty acids. In addition, a high intake of essential fatty acids has proven to slow the spread of cancer.
Depression and other mental behavior issues:
Essential fatty acids also promote important brain function. For example, hormone and other chemical production are partially fueled by omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, both of which are only obtainable from food. Depression, schizophrenia, ADHD and a slew of other mental disorders have been directly associated with a low intake of essential fats.
Most low fat meals include dangerous additives:
When companies remove fat from foods, this eliminates a substantial amount of flavor. To make sure you like how the food tastes, they insert chemical additives that have been shown to cause cancer. These additives have also been known to cause headaches, muscle spasms, heart palpitations, seizures, rashes, sudden weight gain and countless other health problems.
The negative impact on physical fitness:
A negative reaction to low fat levels when your body does not get enough fat to properly sustain itself, it essentially panics. When this happens, your body will make an effort to store as much fat as it possibly can. Many people react to this by lowering their essential fat intake further, exacerbating the problem.
Those fat soluble vitamins necessary for your general health are equally important for your post workout recovery. If you are not taking in dietary fats in adequate volumes to accommodate the aforementioned vitamins, then they cannot help you; this greatly hinders your results.
Poor athletic performance:
There are also fatty acids and fat soluble vitamins necessary for your performance. If you have recently started a “low fat” diet and you notice that you are a step slower, it probably isn’t due to your age, in the worst cases, this poor athletic performance can become dangerous, as your body may fail due to malnutrition, causing you to faint.
Fats are your friend—but as with everything else, you should not eat too much of them. Contact rersonal training specialist and online personal trainer Brodie Mangan for the best help in physical improvments, here to keep you healthy and fit!