Coconut water entered the market with a bang and now, years later, the chime from that initial boom still can be heard. The question at hand is whether that explosive entry was a legitimate mover and shaker moment, or just an over-hyped noise.
When it made its American market debut, coconut water carried with it some pretty bold contentions. It was said to be able to combat viruses, kidney disease, and osteoporosis.
It was claimed that coconut water could help resist bacteria and fungi. Not only that, but it could boost thyroid function, improve control of blood sugar, increase energy and digestion, lower cholesterol, and help to control weight.
As it turned out, the contentions about coconut water were more sound and fury than science-based fact . Claims that it was a superior choice for athletes were exaggerated as well. It seems that coconut water has no advantage over sports drinks or, for that matter, plain old water when it comes to hydrating fo...
Although diabetics are encouraged to avoid or limit fats and especially saturated fats from animal products, experts are now telling us that coconut oil is one fat that can safely help regulate blood glucose levels and protect against insulin resistance. The most important fact regarding coconut oil is that it is made up of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs) rather than long-chain fatty acids (LCFAs). A recent study published by The American Diabetes Association, concluded that, “dietary supplementation with MCFA may…be beneficial for preventing obesity and peripheral insulin resistance”. MCFAs are said to be easily digestible and helpful in weight loss as they can actually stimulate the body’s metabolism of fats. In fact an article published in The Journal of the Indian Medical Association recommended increasing coconut oil to prevent diabetes. In addition to the benefits associated with diabetes and weight loss, coconut oil has also been touted to be good for th...
Study Shows Drinking Water Increases Weight Loss
According to Health Monitor , a study presented at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society showed that dieters who drank two cups of water before meals lost 5 lbs. more than dieters who did not increase their water intake. If you are a bariatric surgery patient like me, you doubtlessly already know the best practice of "water loading" -- drinking as much water as fast as possible 15-min before your meals.
The concept is simple: Filling your stomach quickly with water creates a feeling of fullness that lasts for 15-25 minutes . In doing so, you eat less at your meal and this results in weight loss (and prevention of weight regain). What's more, you can water load to create this feeling of fullness whenever suddenly hungry before mealtime, thereby curbing your snacking and grazing habits. This, too, will result in weight loss.
Here's a tip: For maximum calorie burn...
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