Have You Had Your Coconut Oil Today?
Coconut oil is an amazing oil. Here are just a few things it can do:
- – promotes great heart health
- – promotes weight loss
- – promotes the immune system
- – promotes a healthy metabolism
- – promotes a great energy source
- – promotes skin health and youth
- – promotes healthy thyroid function
Not all saturated fats are created equally. There are those created “naturally” and those man made or artificially manipulated into a saturated state through a process called hydrogenation. This is a process of adding hydrogen atoms to vegetable and seed oils while heating it, which produces a rancid and thickened oil that only enhances the shelf life of the product it becomes a part of. These become trans fats and these are not healthy for you.
Most nutritional experts agree that these types of trans fats should be avoided, but somehow in the process ALL saturated fats got a bad rap. This is not true though, there are healthy fats and very unhealthy fats and even healthy fats become unhealthy if you cook them at a high heat.
Coconut oil has a unique ingredient called lauric acid, which is 50% of the fat content in coconut oil and is rarely found in nature. Lauric acid is converted into monolaurin, which has anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-protozoa properties. Wow!
Coconut oil is also one of the FEW oils that stays healthy while cooking it at a HIGH heat. Add it to a smoothie, cook your pancakes and french toast with it, add it to your quinoa recipes to make them delicious….even use it as a moisturizer!
The possibilities are endless! Enjoy and be healthy ( :
Easy High Protein Foods To Eat Each Day
Protein is a life sustaining macro nutrient composed of essential and non-essential amino acids required for the proper growth and function of the human body. Our bodies can manufacture several of the amino acids required for protein production, but it cannot produce the essential amino acids. These need to be obtained from an animal source or combined vegetable sources, or both.
The easiest way is through animal protein because they contain ALL of the essential amino acids. If you are a vegetarian, then you will have to eat variety of plant foods to achieve the same result.
How much protein do we need to eat each day? There is considerable debate on this subject, but a good rule of thumb is to eat .5 gram of protein for each pound of body weight. If you are more active or doing bodybuilding, then increasing your protein intake might be necessary. Eating too much doesn’t do more because your body can only process so much protein at once. It’s best to eat it throughout the day. Not getting enough protein can lead to muscle atrophy, and impaired functioning of the human body in general.
Here are some great high protein food suggestions:
- Fish, a 3 ounce fillet = 22 grams
- Cheese, a 2 ounce slice = 18 grams
- Chicken breast = 17 grams
- Eggs, 2 large = 12 grams
- Beef, 6 ounces = 38 grams
- Pork chop, 5 ounces = 33 grams
- Black beans, 1 cup = 15 grams
- Tofu, 3 ounces = 6 grams
- Milk, 1 cup = 14 grams
- Peanuts, 1 ounce = 7 grams
- Almonds, 1 ounce = 6 grams
- Whey protein powder, 1 scoop = 15-23 grams (varies)
Make sure to get the proper healthy protein you need today!