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Super Food Diet Drives Weight Loss, Fuels Fat Burn

Author: John Phillip
Published: July 28, 2010 at 8:31 am


Researchers have been aware of the powerful health benefits of a Mediterranean-style diet for the last decade, and information is emerging to revel how a critical component of the diet directly affects our genes to promote natural weight loss.

The results of a study published in BMG Genomics demonstrate how extra virgin olive oil beneficially impacts more than 100 separate genes which affect fat storage and obesity.

Phenols, the active nutrients which are abundant in cold pressed extra virgin olive oil act to suppress inflammation in the body. This results in metabolic alterations and natural release of fat from storage.

This is particularly important because inflammation is known to dramatically increase risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke and many cancers.

Food Directly Impacts Fat Burning Genes
The foods we eat have a significant impact on our genes, and each meal consumed has a calculable effect on genetic switching, being either beneficial or harmful to our health. It’s important to understand that by making the proper dietary changes, we can alter our health risk profile. Incorporate these fat burning super foods into your diet to realize your weight loss and health goals.

Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil
The results of this study highlight the importance of extra virgin olive oil to a healthy weight loss plan. This oil is a rich source of monounsaturated fat which encourages the release of fat by increasing metabolism and reducing systemic inflammation. It’s important to note from this study that olive oil which had been refined did not have the same beneficial weight loss or health benefits.

Additionally, it’s best not to cook with the oil as this will change its natural characteristics. Use it mixed with vinegar and spices as a dressing over your next salad full of fresh greens and vegetables. Experts agree that a tablespoon of olive oil each day is enough to receive the gene modification benefits and release stored body fat.

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Article Author: John Phillip

John Phillip is a Diet, Health and Nutrition Researcher/Writer reporting on the cutting edge use of lifestyle modifications to enhance and improve the length and quality of life. John is the author of 'Your Healthy Weight Loss Plan', a Free E-Book available for download from his blog. …

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