By now, you probably know that healthy fats are really really good for you. They speed up your metabolism, keep you feeling full, help you think more clearly and offer a host of other incredible benefits. There is one fat, MCTs or medium-chain triglycerides that reigns supreme over all!
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I don't choose the food that I do just to maintain a fit physique, rather, I select my nutrients carefully so that I have tons of energy, radiate that healthy glow, sleep well and get my brain to be as productive and creative as possible.
Back in the 80's scientists recommended that the US adopt a low fat, low calorie diet in order to lose weight. Unfortunately, the very next year obesity skyrocketed and has continued to climb steadily ever since. Why exactly did this happen? “Fat calories speed up your metabolism. Fats have to be burned. They don’t spike insulin and aren’t easily stored in the body”, Dr Mark Hyman explains.
In a world where drive-thru hamburger joints and $1 pizza slices outnumber farmers markets and grocery stores, eating healthy can be a challenge. Even when you make up your mind to resist deep-fried temptation and go for a salad, you too often end up in sticker-shock.
Trust me, I know how this goes - I've been that person in shock at checkout. A small bag of jerky or kale chips shouldn't cost 7 times the cost of french fries!