Hi Everybody, this post is all about some very special nutritional oils for weight loss. We take a brief look at some of these fantastic fats and their role in weight loss.
Special Oils for Weight Loss: Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Okay, so this one is pretty well-known and with good reason. Omega-3 fatty acids are famed for improving heart health and mood.
In addition, this power oil promotes a healthy waistline and gets rid of body fat. But, contrary to popular opinion, you don’t have to just eat salmon to get your omega-3.
Five other foods that contain omega-3’s in abundance are:-
- Grass-fed beef
- Flaxseed oil
- Enriched eggs
Special Oils for Weight Loss – Pinolenic Acid
It’s time for a huge celebration of the humble pesto!
This special fatty acid, Pinolenic acid derives from all types of pine nuts. So, obviously, it is found in good amounts in pine nut oil.
Scientific studies have shown that pinolenic acid is actually an appetite suppressant. Other studies show that pinolenic acid may also lower cholesterol.
Indeed, one 2006 study shows that overweight women taking pinolenic acid had an overall reduction in food intake of 37 %. So, this oil can only be good as part of a weight loss regime.
Special Oils for Weight Loss – Conjugated Linoleic Acid
However you try to pronounce it, conjugated linoleic acid is another fatty acid that can help to reduce your body fat percentage.
Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) naturally occurs in beef and dairy products.
Beware though that the supplement form of CLA is chemically produced from vegetable oils and may not have the same health benefits.
Numerous studies carried out since 1987 show that CLA also helps reduce food intake and increases fat burning in the body.
Special Oils for Weight Loss – Flaxseed Oil
A good source of omega 3’s, –6’s, and –9’s (seriously, what omega doesn’t it have?) Flaxseed oil can help reduce inflammation, which has been linked to weight gain.
Try using it as a salad dressing. It has a light, nutty flavor that goes great with veggies as well. Flaxseed oil is rich in protein and fiber. Studies show that this oil also reduces appetite and can aid in weight loss and maintenance.
Special Oils for Weight Loss – Hemp Oil
It’s the potent antioxidant vitamin E. Not only are ganja-derived goodies legal, they can also be a nutritious addition to a healthy diet.
Hemp is a complete protein (meaning it’s just as effective at maintaining muscle as red meat), and it’s a great source of omega-3 fatty acids.
This wonderful oil is linked to weight loss, fighting depression, heart disease and osteoporosis.
Some examples of hemp foods to try
- Hemp Rasta Pasta
- Living Harvest
- Vanilla Hempmilk
- Natures PathOrganic Hemp Plus Brownie Mix.
Special Oils for Weight Loss – Fish Oil
Fish Oil is now one of the most popular dietary supplements for weight loss. But what is the difference between fish oil and Omega-3?
Well, the primary difference is that Omega 3 is a fatty acid, found in certain fish, whilst fish oil, is exactly that, an oil. These supplements can improve your heart and brain health and also aid with weight loss.
Special Oils for Weight Loss – Canola Oil
Researchers show that this versatile cooking oil improves blood sugar control in type 2 diabetes.
However, the research studies do seem to be a little conflicting. Some studies claim that canola oil may even lead to weight gain.
Whilst other recent studies (2016) suggest that this vegetable oil may help you trim those inches off your belly fat.
Research studies suggest 40 grams (about 2.7 tablespoons) of canola oil each day is necessary. However, this is part of a 2000 calorie, heart-healthy diet. That works out at less than one tablespoon per meal.
Special Oils for Weight Loss – High Oleic Soybean Oil
Low on saturated fat, this stuff packs three times more monounsaturated fats than regular soybean oil.
It has a really high smoke point, so it’s great for both losing weight and cooking anything you really want to sizzle, like a delicious stir fry.
Special Oils for Weight Loss – Coconut Oil
All the rage right now, coconut oil is believed to be a powerful energy-booster and is known for its bevvy of medium-chain triglycerides.
Indeed, the body metabolizes triglycerides more quickly than other saturated fats.
So coconut oil may even help overall to lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol. Bottom line: Some scientific studies show that coconut oil is beneficial to both health and weight loss.
Coconut is more than just an exotic cocktail ingredient. Every part of the palm tree’s fruit oil; water, milk, and meat can be used to infuse tropical
Coconut oil is excellent for sauteing veggies, pan frying protein, and drizzling over popcorn.
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