I read a recent article in Medical News Today which was
simply astounding? “The majority of weight loss occurs via breathing”, wow!
Despite popular belief, fat is not converted into muscle, simply
excreted through faeces or magically burnt ‘up’ during exercise. If fact, the
researchers highlighted that when we ‘burn’ fat we metabolise a particular fat
known as triglyceride, the triglyceride molecules are oxidised (broken down)
and dispelled from the body. The researchers tracked triglyceride atoms in the
body to see what happened to them, studies showed that when 10kg of triglyceride
fat was oxidised, 8.4kg was converted to carbon dioxide and 1.6kg became water.
This means that when weight is lost, the majority of it is breathed out as
carbon dioxide! The water then leaves the body through breathing, faeces and
urine. (Research published in the BMJ by University of South Wales Australia).
This really supports what is generally accepted that we not
only lose weight whilst performing exercise but also in our sleep, hurray! So
take a deep breath and ‘carry on’.
We have all learned about the importance of maintaining
adequate levels of minerals (especially calcium), fat-soluble vitamins (A, D,
E, K) and nutrients in our diet to keep our bones and teeth healthy. But have
you heard that digesting the right levels of these essential micro-nutrients
can help to repair tooth decay? Well, according to some studies, dental
researchers no longer solely attribute tooth cavities and decay to damage caused by sugary treats - a lack of nutrients in your diet play a part too. And although it was once thought that this damage was permanent, dental
pioneers like Dr Weston Price (the Weston A. Price Foundation) claim that
increasing minerals, vitamins and nutrients can also repair the damage we have
caused. The video clip below suggests incorporating coconut oil, organic dairy
and meats, organic vegetables and organ and gland meats will give you a boost.
Interesting thought right? It is certainly worth
considering improving our diets for a whole range of health benefits including
looking after our teeth.
Sharon is a certified personal trainer who specialises in Kettlercise, Hatton Academy Boxing for fitness and HiiT training. She offers a unique one-to-one or small group session which includes weight loss management, all in the comfort of your own home. Contact Sharon on 0771 615 1416 to find out more.