Slim with fish oil
Apple or pear? When it comes to the classification of figure type, most women as well as men would like to indignantly reply “Neither!” and point to their own shapely hourglass silhouette or V-shape.
Unfortunately, the reality is different and many of us struggle with an often quite unfavorable body fat distribution. The consequence? Nonsensical diets, questionable eating styles and overambitious training are supposed to fix it and the subsequent frustration is automatically pre-programmed. Of course, we have been propagating the fact that this does not have to be the case for a long time and have found a healthy and sustainable solution for those who want to lose weight. A 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, only the pure calorie content of food has been considered and it has been completely ignored that the quality and composition also play a decisive role. Especially in the case of fats, one can therefore confidently say “not all fats are the same”. This can be illustrated particularly well by the omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acids:
Fish oil as a slimming agent?
To understand why omega-3 fatty acids are now good for slim lines and beneficial fat distribution, it is important to know that there are white, brown and beige fat. While brown adipose tissue metabolizes fatty acids itself to keep the body warm, white adipose tissue ensures that fatty acids are stored and in turn made available to other organs as needed.
Important to know:
The hormone-like active ingredients of omega-3 fatty acids promote the formation of fat-burning brown adipose tissue! The omega-6 fatty acids, on the other hand, ensure that more fat-storing white adipose tissue is built up. An effect whose foundation is already laid in earliest childhood – more precisely in the breastfeeding phase of babies.
One study found that it is not the weight of the nursing mother that is the basis of fat distribution, but the omega-6/3 quotient of breast milk. Once the fat depots are created, these then also have a significant influence on its filling, emptying and distribution. If an excess of omega-6 fatty acids is then consumed and the white adipose tissue grows, this becomes noticeable above all in the waist and abdominal girth – unfortunately also with emphasis, because the active substances from omega-6 fatty acids additionally stimulate the appetite. Quite different from omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce the feeling of hunger and ensure a healthier BMI – which, by the way, has already been proven in several independent studies.
„Every cart needs grease – and the body needs fat.“