Belly Fat: Top Doc Reveals How Older Adults Can “Fix” A Broken Metabolism
Call it a silent epidemic.
An estimated one in four adults is afflicted with the condition known as metabolic syndrome, and many of them don’t even know it.
The major component of this dangerous condition?
At one time, we might have accepted abdominal weight gain as an inevitable fact of aging.
But we’ve now been put on notice that as our waistlines grow, so do our health risks.
Abdominal, or visceral, fat is of particular concern because it’s a key player in a variety of health problems — including being linked to metabolic disturbances and increased risk for cardiovascular disease, immune dysfunction, increased risk of infectious illness and type 2 diabetes.
The dangers of belly fat make for yet another reason to adopt healthier eating and lifestyle habits.
“There are numerous ways to reverse the metabolic factors that cause abdominal weight gain,” says Dr. Chad Walding.
“The first is addressing one fat-burning nutrient that is often missing in the diets of older adults.”
According to Dr. Walding, one of the easiest ways to achieve weight loss and mitigate these risks is to incorporate more dietary fats into our daily diets.
“Certain healthy fats not only support optimal cardiovascular function, but MCTs, in particular, are proven to stabilize blood sugar levels, curb cravings and accelerate fat loss specifically in the abdominal region,” he continues.
Here’s Why MCT Powder Is Better Than Using Conventional Coconut Oil
X Raw coconut oil isn’t as quick and convenient to use on a daily basis.
In order to incorporate coconut oil into your diet, it requires heating to melt it, or a blender to thoroughly mix it into most recipes. Not to mention, oils are messy and tough to clean up. Generally, if it’s not convenient to use on a daily basis, the chances that you will actually reap the benefits of coconut-derived MCTs are slim.
X Pure MCT oil causes digestive distress.
Many people experience gut distress (diarrhea or “the runs”) when taking oil-based forms of MCTs. Due to its concentration, users of liquid MCT oil are warned to stick with small doses as the oil-form can cause uncomfortable digestive issues including cramps and irregular bowel movements. On the other hand, the powder form provides a controllable “slowed” release of MCTs, making it much more tolerable for your gut. Thus you can take greater amounts of MCTs, and even double the body & brain benefits compared to the conventional liquid oil-form.
X You have to really love the taste of coconuts.
Coconut oil has a very potent flavor that will make your coffee, smoothies, tea, and other recipes taste like coconut (and nothing else) – adding it to just about anything can create an overpowering taste and aroma, therefore individuals who aren’t fond of the coconutty-flavor will likely find this to be an unsuitable option.