Too much fat makes you fat, right? Dietary fat has long been labeled as the cause of weight gain; our supermarket shelves groan with low-fat products. But while a diet high in saturated fat certainly spells bad news for your heart and cardiovascular and should be avoided, it isn’t the main culprit when it comes to gaining extra pounds. You guessed it – sugar is the villain. The truth of the matter is that we need nutrients, including certain kinds of fats, to thrive and burn fat. Restricting nutrients slows down the metabolism. Without essential nutrients the glands and organs ...Read more
Choosing a low-fat dressing for your salad might help with keeping the calories down but a recent study suggests you could be missing out on some other health benefits. It found higher-fat dressings help the body to absorb more carotenoids, compounds that are found in vegetables that are linked with a reduced risk of ill health, particularly degenerative diseases and heart conditions. They are fabulous antioxidants but they are fat soluble like vitamins D, E and K – as such it makes sense that to help these absorb into the body they need fat. The study, undertaken by Iowa State ...Read more
We had a great question recently on Udos Oil and the Weight Watchers Points system: “Hi, I’ve just started Weight Watchers and although I see the benefits in taking this oil it is very high in points, should I count these ? Do the benefits outweigh the amount of points ?” Here’s our reply: Good fats effectively turn on the body’s fat burning mechanism – in fact Udo Erasmus himself describes Omega 3 particularly as the “Fat Burning Firestarter”. Carbohydrates switch that mechanism off. As Udo says in his article about the ‘Carb Addiction Cycle’ – “Fats don’t make us ...Read more
TV Nutritionist Amanda Hamilton today launches a new addition to her successful weight loss program by offering a three month “Goal Buster” program including a bottle of Udo’s Choice Ultimate Oil Blend, a blend of nutritional seed oils that provide the body with the ideal ratio of 2:1 Omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids. With Amanda’s approach there are no gimmicks or magic pills and no need to count calories. Instead, her approach is nutrition based with an emphasis on balanced menus that are designed to help you feel fuller for longer. This natural approach not only shifts pounds ...Read more
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