Although conventional wisdom still preaches cutting fats from your diet while trying to reduce weight, research has shown that including healthy fats can actually help reach reducing goals. Ingesting unrefined - and therefore unaltered - fats like those from olives and coconuts can help burn stored fat while dieters experiencing a sense of fullness which makes it easier to stick to a limited-calorie intake.
The meat of a coconut is gel when the nut is young but densely white, fibrous, and flavorful at maturity. A young nut is full of nutritious 'water', which declines in volume as the nut matures. Both young and mature nuts are very nutritious. The 'milk' sold in stores is derived from the mature meat, as are the nutritional oils. Sometimes the oil is pressed, as in extra virgin, but sometimes chemical solvents are used for extraction.
All the elements of the nut have antibacterial and antiviral properties and boost the immune system. People who include the oils in their diet may find that chronic skin problems vanish, hair looks fuller and shinier, and even oral health is improved. In addition, they may feel more energetic, as the medium-chain triglycerides in the oils are burned for quick energy rather than being stored for later metabolic processing.
Medium-chain triglycerides are burned by the body for energy without having to be broken down by metabolic processes and stored. This means that coconuts can make dieters feel more energetic, keeping them from the low-blood sugar crash that increases the desire to eat. It's also easier to keep up with an exercise program that tones muscles, increases circulation, and promotes deep breathing - all things that speed up metabolism.
By including healthy oils while cutting refined foods, high-sugar and carbohydrate treats, and anything with altered vegetable fats, you'll keep insulin release to a minimum, thereby cutting down the storage of calories as body fat. You'll also feel better. Nothing is as miserable as trying to cut calories while being constantly plagued by hunger and food cravings.
It's important to get a good form of this beneficial food. Extra-virgin oils are minimally processed and undamaged by heat. The original color, flavor, and aroma of the nut should be retained, a sign that the nutritive values are unharmed. In clinical trials, dieters who included this oil experienced better digestion, lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and healthier thyroid function.
Choose your oils wisely and see how much better reducing can be when this beneficial food is part of your daily diet. This healthy food is great for maintaining your new shape, too, long after the actual reducing program is over.
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