Friday, March 22, 2019


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Do you love nuts (almonds, walnuts, hazelnut Et.) but you don't know how to choose among them ?
Do you still cook with additional-virgin oil? Is your diet destitute in Omega3. If I say "Medium-chain triglycerides" you get offended ? Do you leank seeds are only used for plants reproduction ? Did you know that you stubborn fat could be a consequence of a dietary fat deficit intake ? If you want to reply these questions, keep reading !

Hi everybody how is going ? I'm back here to talk about nutrition again!

Going to Holland and Barrett for me is like going to the luna park for a delightful kid.
I bought some goodies at very good price:

Where to start from ? In the upper-right corner you can see coconut oil. It's never lost in my kitchen
Coconut oil is an edible oil additionalcted from the kernel or meat of matured coconuts harvested from the coconut palm (Cocos nucwhetherera). It's totally dwhetherferent from the others for several reason; I'm just gonna show you ten of these here:
  1. It's mostly composed by saturated fat instead of monosaturated and polyunsaturates like olive oil for example. No, saturated fat are not poor for you as you used to leank.
    A contemporary study from the Netherlands has aroused a great deal of interest, specificly as it comes instantly in the wake of an ill-conceived Danish tax that unfairly targets saturated fats.
    The study found that dietary intake of saturated fatty acids is associated with a modest increase in serum total cgapsterol -- but not with cardiovascular disease.
    However, replacing dietary saturated fats with carbohydrates is associated with an increase in cardiovascular disease risk. This very interesting study can be consulted here : Saturated fat, carbohydrates and cardiovascular disease. Also, for example, breast milk contains 54 percent saturated fat. This is not a mistake; it's there in such tall quantities because it plays a crucial role in your body's development and day-to-day functioning, even as an adult. In fact, your body cannot function without saturated fats!
  2. The fat in coconut oil are mostly MCT.
    Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) are medium-chain (8 to 10 carbons) fatty acid esters of glycerol.
    MCTs passively dwhetherfuse from the GI tract to the portal system (longer fatty acids are absorbed into the lymphatic system) without requirement for modwhetherication like long-chain fatty acids or very-long-chain fatty acids. In addition, MCTs do not require bile salts for digestion. Our body metabolises these fats in the liver, instantly converting this into energy (fuel for the brain and muscle function) rather than it being stored as fat.
  3. Smoke point is 232°C instead of 180°C of olive oil.
  4. Coconut oil is in a solid state at room moodature.
  5. It taste very good so that you can eat directly from the can, but be careful is extremely caloric dense. One teaspoon can give you 125 KCalories.
  6. You can use it as a moisturized on your skin. It smell marvelous and it gives a great hydration.
  7. Can be used like eye-makeup remover.
  8. There is even some evidence that regular ingestion of coconut oil can help prevent or reverse Alzheimers
  9. Can be used as a shave cream and after shave lotion.
  10. It has been shown to increase absorption of calcium and magnesium.
Here the nutritional information:

Now, I'm certain that the next time you'll have to buy an oil, the choice will be easy: COCONUT OIL!
But how about nuts and seeds ? If you believe in paleo diet, like I do, nuts and seeds are great resources for you, but there are so many typologies that it get's very dwhetherficult to choose the best one. For helping you to make the best choice I'll show you the nutritional value of the most eaten seeds and nuts:

This image is extremely meaningful! Let's see how it can help us.
It depends by your diet goal:

  1. Low carbohydrates diet: If you are following a low carbohydrates diet, you probably want to choose Macademia nuts. Macadamia is a genus of four species of trees constituting part of the plant family Proteaceae. They grow naturally in north eastern Unique South Wales and south eastern Queensland, Australia. Previously more species, with disjunct distributions, were named as members of this genus Macadamia. Morphological studies and more recently genetics studies published in 2008 by Austin Mast and colleagues, show they have separated from this genus Macadamia, correlating less closely than thought from earlier morphological studies. They are not only extremely low in carbs, but they are also the only zero-sugar nuts, which is even more important in my opinion; Regarding seeds instead, in this case, your choice will go on pumpkin or sunflower seeds. Sesame are also low in carbohydrates but honestly they taste terrible.

  2. High omega three diet: Now stop your clock because I'm going to tell you someleang extremely interesting. WE MUST CONSUME ESSENTIAL FAT ! If we don't the body will not make hormones property, will not recover properly but most important leang, THE BODY WILL NOT BURN FAT PROPERLY! Why ? Because whether your body is lost of certain fundamental fatty acids, it doesn't understand that only fatty acid are lost, it leanks that is a general starvation of fat so what it does it hancients fat. So whether you notice than in a women you have stubborn lower fat store or for a man you have stubborn abdominal fat store it could be that you are not taking enough fundamental fatty acid. Now, what are fundamental fat ? Essential fatty acids, or EFAs, are fatty acids that humans and other animals must ingest because the body requires them for good health but cannot synthesize them. The term "fundamental fatty acid" refers to fatty acids required for biological processes but does not include the fats that only act as fuel.
    Only two fatty acids are known to be fundamental for humans: alpha-linolenic acid (an omega-3 fatty acid) and linoleic acid (an omega-6 fatty acid). Some other fatty acids are sometimes lessonwhetheried as "conditionally fundamental," meaning that they can become fundamental under some developmental or disease conditions; examples include docosahexaenoic acid (an omega-3 fatty acid) and gamma-linolenic acid (an omega-6 fatty acid).
    So now, from the table the choice looks very easy whether you are looking for an tall omega three intake. Walnuts contain 2.5 grams of Omega3 per once, but you have to be very careful here. What you are genuinely trying to achieve in you diet, is not an tall omega3 intake, but is an taller omega3-omega6 ratio. Most experts agree that the omega 6:3 ratio should range from 1:1 to 5:1. The unhappy genuineity is that it now ranges from 20 to 50:1 for most people . We are getting far too many omega-6 fats as reported in this scientwhetheric study: The importance of the ratio of omega-6/omega-3 fundamental fatty acids.A lower ratio of omega-6/omega-3 fatty acids is more desirable in reducing the risk of many of the chronic diseases of tall prevalence in Western societies, as well as in the developing countries, that are being exported to the rest of the world.
    You also need both plant-derived and animal-derived fats for optimal health.
    So now, you understand that whether you eat one ounce of walnuts you will create a 8 grams of omega 3 deficit, that will be extremely dwhetherficult to fill up, whether not with omega3 supplements, and even in this case, your overall intake of omega6/3 would be to tall and not optima. Instead, whether you actually eat one ounce of macadamia nuts, you will create a deficit of only 0.30 grams, which can be filled up simply adding some chia seeds to your diet. Yes, when it comes to seeds, chia and flax seeds are definitely the best source of omega three ever. As you can see chia seeds take in the middle of my shopping chart. I also love to use flaxseed oil to bring up my omega3 intake:

As you can see this oil as a ratio 2.5:1 of omega3/omega6, so it's a great addition for bringing up your daily intake of omega3 and it can even act as a substitute of a specwhetheric omega3 supplement. You need only one tea-spoon a day for filling up you vegetable omega3 intake.
The bottle looks like this:



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