Most of us think that fatty and fried foods are unhealthy, harmful to our figure and we try to avoid them in any way. But are fats really as harmful as we think and why do we forget that they are the main and largest source of energy?
Experts' opinions are also contradictory. According to some scientific studies, a hearty breakfast, including fried eggs and fried bacon, is not only not unhealthy, but even helps maintain a healthy weight.
According to the authors of the study, a hearty breakfast speeds up metabolism and helps to break down fat faster.
Studies show that if you eat carbs for breakfast, you will break down the carbs you eat better during the rest of the day.
The inclusion of foods containing fats and proteins in breakfast provides better satiety throughout the day than their intake at lunch or dinner. There is already ample evidence that this diet is particularly beneficial in diets.
A study was conducted among overweight and obese men undergoing a low-calorie diet. It is carried out in two variants - at normal protein intake 11-14%; or increased - 18-25%. Researchers have observed the effect of including them in breakfast, lunch, dinner or evenly distributed. The results show optimal protein saturation mainly in the morning.
Another study by British scientists shows that a diet rich in processed and fatty foods increases the risk of depression.
Experts from the University of London have found that our eating habits significantly contribute not only to our health, but also to our emotional and mental state.
A diet dominated by fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts and fish can help overcome depression.
The results were derived from an experimental study among two groups of volunteers. The study involved 3,486 people with an average age of 55 years.
Participants in one group followed a healthy, Mediterranean diet, and in the second - consumed mainly fried foods, processed meats, high-fat dairy products and desserts. Each of the participants in the study answered questions about their eating habits and gave a self-assessment of their emotional state.
Comparing the results obtained by the two groups, it became clear that the risk of depression was 26% higher in volunteers who consumed mainly processed foods.
According to British scientists, the positive effect of consuming Mediterranean foods, the combination of various products improves the circulatory system, reduces inflammation and the risk of heart disease, reduces the process of cell damage by free radicals and active oxygen particles.
The benefits are explained by the presence of many antioxidants, unsaturated fatty acids, plant pigments, vitamins, folic acid and other nutrients that are contained in Mediterranean dishes.