Stress, we all have it in our lives, no matter where we live. Lets face it life is stressful. Work, trying to make ends meet, money, political uncertainty, and recession, whatever it may be. Stress plays a large part in many of our lives.
You may ask what does all this have to do with essential fats, MCT (medium chain triglycerides) and CLA (conjugated Linoleic acid)?
It really does. In todays times some people are way too stressed. Stress directly affects the way we eat and our general health and wellbeing. Whats the first thing one does when they are stressed? The answer is eat. I am not saying that this is true for everyone, but may be for many. What do we eat when we stressed? The answer is junk food and lots of it!
Junk food has become the norm for many people around the world, people on the rush – grab a burger and chips or a pizza and a coke. Whatever it may be, trans fats are bad!
We are ingesting trans fatty acids and are consuming them on a large scale. Yes, those chips drenched in oil are a great example of trans fatty acids. Tastes good, but are a definite no no for healthy eating.
Apart from trans fats causing weight problems and obesity, a problem shared by many of us around the world. Trans fatty acids are the bodys worst enemy. The trans fats we eat cause our body cell’s to become coated with a layer and for this reason are not able to absorb the nutrients from the food or supplements we ingest.
So then what is the solution to this problem?
The answer is oil supplementation. Essential nutrients are more readily absorbed into the body in the form of oil, than when in capsule form.
Omega 3, 6 & 9 are essential fatty acids. Omega provides the cell nourishment that we lack. Omegas are great for general health, counteracting the cell destruction caused by trans fatty acids. Omegas are vital for maintaining optimal body functioning; including mental vitality, lowering cholesterol levels and also decreases high blood pressure levels.
Ok, so now you know Omegas are the first vital component to include in your daily diet. Now that your cells are functioning again, its time to include MCT and CLA.
MCT and CLA supplementation is great for general health, weight loss and toning. MCT and CLA are vital for everyone, no matter what your goal. Perhaps its weight loss, endurance sports or bodybuilding, as you see MCT and CLA supplementation fits into your specific goal.
What are MCTs?
MCT’s are medium chain fatty acids or are smaller chain fatty acids, which require less energy and fewer enzymes to break them down for digestion, thus making absorption possible with little effort. MCT’s are found in coconut oil.
MCT’s burns like a carbohydrate giving you the high energy levels you require to maintain your busy lifestyle, exercise or anything else that requires extra energy. Best of all – MCT’s are not a carbohydrate; as a result they never store fat. MCTs maintain high energy levels and do not store fat. MCT’s also speed up the metabolism. They are a healthier, natural alternative to foods high in saturated fatty acids. MCTs also stabilise blood sugar levels.
MCT supplementation is great for dieting, where carbohydrate intake is reduced. Lowering your carbs reduces energy levels and in some cases makes you feel ill. MCT will help prevent this ill feeling. MCTs also help reduce food cravings. Perhaps you are interested in high energy levels for endurance sports, or just general health. MCT is the answer.
You see; MCT is beneficial for everyone.
What is CLA? Conjugated Linoleic acid is a healthy fat.
CLA is ideal for those who want to improve the lean mass to body fat ratio, as well as enhancing muscle growth. CLA increases muscle tissue by assisting in protein synthesis.
For those interested in fat loss and weight loss, CLA decreases fat deposition. It increases the metabolism; it practically cut’s fat, especially around the stomach area. CLA is said to be a great tumour inhibitor, an anti-carcinogenic and great for the immune system.
So there you have it in a nutshell!
You now know the benefits of supplementing your diet with essential fatty acids, MCTs and CLA and how you can benefit from including them into your daily diet.
I hope that this article has helped you get started and that you are now eager to include Omegas, MCT and CLA into your healthy daily diet.