You’ve probably heard the rage about Omega-3’s. Many proponents claim that it is vital to make any weight loss plan effective. Not only does this important fish oil help with weight loss, it also enhances concentration levels, elevates mood and gives your skin a boost. Your immune system also benefits from it and your energy levels rise. Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, chronic skin ailments and cardio-vascular ailments decrease too.
The Role of Fish Oil in Weight Loss
Proteins and Weight Loss
Proteins are large molecules that aid the formation of the cells in your body. They also promote certain chemical reactions in your body which are vital for the maintenance of a healthy life.
Proteins help you lose weight with their 'thermic effect.' Of all the foods, proteins have the highest thermic effect, or is the fat burning properties. Calories burned during the digestion and absorption process produces the thermic effect of foods.
Proteins are essential since they offer strength to your body and help you to maintain a healthy physiological system. Amino acids are necessary for the body to effectively process and use protein. Specifically, there are twenty amino acids needed for synthesis of the proteins.
When your focus is on weight loss, you must be careful that you don’t deprive your body of these essential nutrients. With a strong, healthy, and sound body you're better able to engage in extensive workouts and prepare the different mechanism of the body systems to succeed in your weight loss.
First let’s talk about the twenty amino acids that are required for manufacturing the proteins in your body.
20 Amino Acids the Body Needs for Protein Synthesis
Tyrosine, tryptophan, valine, proline, serine, threonine, lysine, phenylalanine, methionine, glycine, histidine, leucine, isoleucine, cysteine, glutamine, glutamic acid, alanine, aspartic acid, asparagine and arginine.
There are other amino acids present in the body not required for protein synthesis, such as taurine and ornithine.
Essential and Non-Essential Amino Acids
Amino acids are further divided according to whether they are essential or non-essential. Essential amino acids are ones that the body cannot produce on its own and must be obtained from outside sources such as diet or supplements.
Non-essential amino acids simply mean the body can produce these on its own without outside components.
8 Essential Amino Acids
12 Non-essential Amino Acids:
A protein variety is apprehended as “first class” if it happens to contain all the eight essential amino acids. It is also termed as a ‘complete protein’, the body can use it immediately.
Complete proteins include:
Creating Complete Proteins without Meat:
Our regular diet includes protein, but most of the protein you consume is unusable by your body. Our protein sources are mostly packaged or over-cooked food. These proteins are ‘de-natured’ or corrupted and cannot be used by the body. The breakdown of proteins are converted into sugar. Forming a source of empty calories which are eventually get stored as body fats. Focus on complete proteins that can be readily used by the body or eating in the previously mentioned groups.
Whey protein is considered to be one of the most usable forms of protein. The best whey protein is unsweetened, unflavored, organic variety obtained from sheep’s or goat’s milk.
Get creative and add it with your yogurt, cereals, in your salad dressings, or the batter of your French toast. They can also be made into yummy protein shakes. Cold water fishes, grass-fed organic meat and free-range chicken are great sources of such proteins for the non-vegetarian. Raw nuts and seeds are other great sources.
It's not just enough to eat protein, you must eat the kind your body can use.
Joe Sans owns and operates Tension Toner.