The fat cells are classified into three major types: white cells, brown cells and beige cells. The white cells are needed to store the fat so that the fat stored in them can be broken down into energy while the body needs. Brown type of the fat cells work as fat metabolizers and works to maintain the body temperature by burning up the fat stored in them.
The researchers in Kyoto compared the effects of a high-fat diet without fish oil in a group of fish oil in the second group of mice. The second group of mice that were fed upon the fish oil along with their usual fatty products intake gained 5-10% less body fat.
Here comes the role of fat cells with beige colour. The beige fat cells are responsible for metabolising the body fat instead of storing them. So the main key ingredient is Omega-3 fatty acid. Omega-3 no doubt is present in fish oil but also is available in other foods also. We’ll provide you with a list of some other healthy products that contain ample omega-3 fatty acids.
So, there are some people who will say, ‘I eat my regular diet with the omega-3 products in the optimal quantity, I’m still not losing any weight, why is that so’? Surely only the intake of Omega03 fatty acid won’t make the change alone.
There is an enemy of omega-3 fatty acid that is called as omega-6 fatty acid which is found in cereals. The answer to the question asked lies in the diet. You need to cut down on the products that contain large quantities of Omega-6 fatty acid as omega-6 fatty acid blocks the functioning of omega-3 fatty acid.
Products containing omega-3 fatty acid:
- Fish oil (Salmon, Tuna)
- Chia seeds
- Egg yolk
Products containing Omega-6 fatty acid:
- Oils: Sunflower
- Most of the packaged products that have a longer shelf life.
Always make sure to eat more omega-3 than omega-6.