Fight Fat Naturally with CLA
CLA has become the weapon of choice for many in the fight against obesity. CLA (conjugated linoleic acid), which occurs naturally in dairy products and meat, and has gained recent popularity as a powerful weight-loss tool. Research has shown that CLA can decrease the amount of fat your body stores and increase and maintain lean muscle by helping your body use calories more efficiently.
A new study, delving deeply into its mechanisms of action, found that CLA has the power to improve insulin sensitivity, reduce fat cell size and regulate the hormones that control how energy from food is processed on a cellular level. (Metabolism 56(12): 1601-1611, 2007.)
Previously this year, University of Wisconsin researchers did an analysis of 18 CLA studies. They concluded that 3.2 grams of CLA taken daily induces a loss of body fat in humans. Supplementing isn’t the only way for you to get CLA in your diet. However, consuming the foods highest in CLA, such as full fat dairy products and fatty meats, can be have negative health consequences. To keep these bad fats out of your diet, take 1-2 grams of supplemental CLA with each meal.
The Anti-Aging Bottom Line: The number of overweight people in the world could top two billion, according to the International Obesity Task Force. Pair CLA with exercise if you really want to make sure you keep the pounds off and your body mobile. If you’re over 50, keeping your weight within healthy ranges can have HUGE impacts on your quality of life, not just now but in the years to come.
QUICK TIP: According to Jean Carper, CLA can “melt body fat and build muscle without calorie counting or exercise.” Learn More
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Article updated on: February 11th, 2008