Although it may seem counter intuitive, when it comes to weight loss, your body needs the right fats to burn fats rather than store them. Omega-3 essential fatty acids activate nuclear receptors called peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors, or PPARs. These receptors, located in the cell nucleus, control blood sugar, the storing and burning of body fat, and the way energy is used in the body. The omega-3s produce a protein known as uncoupling protein 3, which uncouples oxidative phosphorylation. This results in greater energy dissipation as heat and a decrease in stored body fat.
Tip: Make sure omega-3s are a part of your weight loss regimen.
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