Lose Fat….With Fat?
Posted on October 30 2017
Ever wonder why people in the know, say grass fed animals that produce food such as meat, milk (cheese) and eggs is better for you? I mean, actually better for your health not just that the flavor is better. What if I told you it is due to a type of fat and that this particular fat is only naturally found in grass fed animals and some mushrooms? What would you say if I said this fat could reduce the spare tire around your middle, help protect women from breast cancer, men from prostate cancer and could reduce high estrogen levels?
CLA branded as Tonalin (R) , also known as conjugated linoleic acid, has a good deal of science stating exactly these benefits.
Sometimes, CLA is added to foods found in the grocery to improve the health benefits. But most people simply take a supplement, in an easy to swallow soft gel, daily to get what is thought to be the beneficial amount of 3000 to 4,500mg each day. Of course, increasing the amount of grass fed animal sources of meat, milk, cheese and eggs helps and is truly tasty. We are lucky to have local ranchers who provide us with high quality eggs and local beef. Be sure to check out our Farmer’s Market in Eureka Springs every Tuesday and Thursday.
Awhile back I had been taking the higher dose for about four months. My waste line went from a large 36 to a small 34 inch. CLA impacts the type of fat which accumulates in the waste line. My body mass index (BMI) reduced by a few points as well. Curiously, my body weight as measured by the bathroom scale didn’t drop much. But, the evidence of a smaller waste line and lower BMI means the type of fat around the middle has been impacted.
I would expect that since there is a good deal of science showing the protective benefit of CLA for the breast that it would also benefit the prostate gland, as well. I wasn’t surprised to find that to be true. However, much more science exists on breast benefit than prostate. The linkage is the hormone estrogen. Estrogens can fuel breast cancer and more recent science is connecting it to prostate cancer. Body fat, produces estrogen in both women and men, so losing weight and reducing the body mass index can be of big help. If you added mushroom extracts as an immune system support I think you’d supercharge the CLA. I like CLA.
In good Health,