Contrary to the unfortunate popular belief still, a fat loss lifestyle includes fat intake, and a very quality fat macro- nutrient profile, that most are not yet accessing, nor in the amounts that are truly what their body needs daily. When we give the body the proper natural fat sources in the right amounts at the right times, lean body magic happens naturally at any age. We will be 39 and 40 this year and are in the best natural conditioning and health of our lives, and evolving into even better still.
Whether you’re just looking for improved natural fat loss, energy, health, fitness, or performance, you should be employing MCTs into your nutrition as a fat source.
If you’re looking for a great way to spare muscle and increase energy while on a low carb diet, incorporating some medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), like coconut oil or palm oil is highly beneficial for numerous human body integrative health reasons.
While carbohydrate intake is restricted which is typical in a restricted diet, weight loss or athletic contest preparation situation, medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) will provide the missing energy source your body greatly needs to help it retain truly healthy balance and satiety, also very important key for effective muscle recovery.
Also, since medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) are quickly converted into energy (they’re absorbed like carbohydrates without affecting insulin levels), they offer an outstanding way for the body to spare the amino acids from being used as fuel, and thus these amino acids can be used for their main objective, to build muscle which leads to of course improved fat loss naturally, balanced energy and metabolic health, and improved body results.
This anti-catabolic role is crucial in preserving muscle during intense exercise, especially when that low carbohydrate diet is being followed. This is essential for intense fitness goers, or comp
etitive athletes metabolically driving their bodies at a much higher energetic demand which increases things like internal acidity, inflammation, and so on.
This is one of the fats Damian & I integrated into my functional nutrition program to prep for NPC national level competition, and it helped my physique come in extremely lean completely all natural in my athletic competition prep, while my internal systems remained in complete healthy balance, and my energy was level throughout.
Energy, mood and metabolic health are an area most competitive athletes struggle with achieving while going after a lean physique because of key functional nutrition pieces they’re often missing that naturally up-level the natural function of many internal systems of the human body naturally by using functional nutrition & metabolic health principles to engage them. The good news, you can compete, reach your natural lean potential, have great energy and health throughout the entire process and entirely avoid any metabolic dysfunction or metabolic damage whatsoever as you begin to implement some of these principles we share.
But this fat should be integrated into your fat loss lifestyle whether you’re looking for improved natural health, fitness or fat loss, because frankly most people today have some form of internal imbalance that MCT’s will lend to counter-correct with it’s excellent natural healing & functional nutrition properties.
Other benefits of medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) are increased thermogenesis, enhancing cognition and brain activity, provide energy when on a ketogenic diet, and MCTs are also an excellent natural anti-microbial. lending towards a positive bacterial balance in the GI tract for optimal gut health also key to improved human body metabolic function.
Always select USDA organic (extra virgin) coconut oil or palm oil for efficacy purposes.
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Author: Heather Dubé, HHC, AADP, ACSM CWC, NASM CPT, NC Cand. & BA Psychology, is a Functional Nutrition Practitioner, US National-Level Natural NPC Figure Bodybuilding Competitor & Contributing Expert Magazine Writer with 24 years experience, and Co-Founder of the e3 Energy Evolved™ System.
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