Top 3 Superfood Secrets to Weight Loss
Happy New Year! Now that the holiday feasting has come to a close, let’s talk about the topic gripping so many minds at the turn of a new year – weight loss. Before you take up the latest diet craze to embark on your New Year’s resolution, check out these superfoods that have the potential to help you shed those holiday pounds—and we’ve got the science to prove it!
1. Yacon Syrup Is Back – Low-Glycemic Sweetener to Help You Lose Weight!
Believe it or not… It’s true! An all natural sweetener derived from an Andean root vegetable, yacon syrup
has been scientifically proven to produce “a significant decrease in body weight, waist circumference and body mass index” in obese premenopausal women with insulin resistance.1
It was also found that fasting glucose levels were not affected by the syrup treatment.1
How can this be?
Yacon is high in dietary fibers known as fructooligosaccharides (FOS), which the body recognizes differently than glucose. Therefore it has little, if any, effects on blood sugar levels. It also contains inulin which functions as a prebiotic to help control flora in the intestine, giving signals for probiotics to grow. This translates to metabolic and digestive support. It is possible that the prebiotic power of yacon is the reason behind the women in the study successfully losing weight.
Our yacon syrup is completely pure, unlike many other yacon products which have popped up to capitalize on the media’s recent highlight of this product as a weight loss aid. You can rest assured that ours is organic, completely pure, and free of any additives or fillers.
2. Eat Fat and Lose Weight?
Sounds counter intuitive, we know, but the answer is yes – depending on the type of fat you consume.
Dr. Bruce Fife, C.N., N.D., author of The Coconut Oil Miracle,
found out the truth of how different fats affect the body for himself. After failed diet attempts, he simply replaced processed vegetable oils with coconut oil
, as well as reducing his sweets and increasing his fiber intake. He did not monitor his calories at all.
A few months later he was shocked to realize that his pants were loose. He hadn’t expected anything to happen at all, but when he got on the scale, he discovered that he’d lost 20lbs.
Several years later, he eats foods cooked in fats and desserts which contain fat, but the fat he eats almost exclusively is coconut oil. The 20lbs never came back.
Dr. Fife writes in The Coconut Oil Miracle
, “I found a way of eating that wasn’t like a weight-loss diet because it worked without my trying. It was great. I look better and feel better about myself.”2 Just what is it about coconut oil?
The key is that it is an excellent source of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA), which are quickly broken down by the body and used as an energy source. On the other hand, long-chain fatty acids (LCFA), the most common type of dietary fat found abundantly in meat and vegetable oils, tend to get stored in the body as fat and result in extra pounds.
The science confirms what Dr. Fife experienced. Because MCFA are easily absorbed and quickly used for energy, they can actually increase metabolism and even help burn off fat stored in the body.3
Because the body uses MCFA immediately rather than storing it as body fat, human studies have shown that the simple act of replacing LCFA with MCFA can produce weight loss with no changes in caloric intake.4
No crash diet necessary! Just replace other oils with coconut oil and see what happens. Unlike other coconut oils, ours is truly raw, unrefined, organic, and non-GMO—the best out there!
3. The Power of Seaweed
Ocean vegetables like kelp
contain alginate, a dietary fiber that has the incredible ability to reduce the digestion of fat by over 75%.5
Researchers at Newcastle University in the UK discovered that these carbohydrates curtail the absorption of fat better than most over-the-counter anti-obesity treatments. 5
“There are countless claims about miracle cures for weight loss but only a few cases offer any sound scientific evidence to back up these claims,” explained Dr. Iain Brownlee, one of the lead scientists in the study.5
Researchers concluded that because alginate significantly reduces fat digestion, “seaweed could hold the key to tackling obesity.”5
and kombu kelp
by Maine Coast Sea Vegetables are the cleanest seaweed products we have found. Certified organic, gluten-free, and non-GMO, they are sustainably harvested in remote areas of the Gulf of Maine. They are then tested to be safe from radioactivity and heavy metals, low temperature dried, and hand-packed to bring you the purest sea vegetable products available.
Your New Year’s resolution is calling you…
Check out these superfood weight loss aids – made by nature, backed by science!
1 – Yacon syrup: beneficial effects on obesity and insulin resistance in humans,” Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Argentina, 2009.
2 - The Coconut Oil Miracle. Fife, Bruce. 1999. Avery. P.86-87.
3 – “Enhanced thermogenesis and diminished deposition of fat in response to overfeeding with diet containing medium chain triglyceride” American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Apr 1982
4 – “Thermic effect of medium-chain and long-chain triglycerides in man.” American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Nov 1986.
5 - “Seaweed to tackle rising tide of obesity.” Newcastle University, United Kingdom, March 22, 2010.
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