Ketosis Grocery Items: Top 5 Items at Trader Joes- Thomas DeLauer.. Need a Ketosis Consult? http://www.ThomasDeLauer.com Here are 5 great items that I shop for at Trader Joes:
1) Coconut Oil-
What are MCT’s? MCT’s (medium-chain triglycerides) – also known as medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA’s) – are a form of saturated fatty acid. They don’t have to be processed in the liver (unlike LCT’s) so they are very easy for the body to break down and use as energy for the brain and muscles.
– Satiates you since they make you feel full
– Raises your metabolic function
– Have more energy/improves mood
– Think more clearly
– Balance hormone levels
– Fight bacterial infection and viruses
2) Dark Baking Chocolate-
Dark chocolate is a form of chocolate that has a higher content of cocoa butter and less milk than other forms of chocolate. Dark chocolate contains a group of antioxidants, known as polyphenols, as well as theobromine.
– Fight free radicals
– Promote brain health
– Reduce inflammation
– Support normal blood sugar levels
– Promote normal blood pressure
The word Sauerkraut means, “sour cabbage” in German and is cabbage that has been fermented in salt. Fermentation occurs when bacteria is deprived of oxygen and as a result of the fermentation process, sauerkraut has live and active probiotics that have beneficial effects on the health of your digestive system. Bacteria that are normally present in our intestines help digest food, destroy disease-causing microorganisms, and produce vitamins.
Many of the microorganisms in probiotic products are the same as or similar to microorganisms that naturally live in our bodies.
Sardines are a nutrient-rich fish widely consumed by humans and provide one of the highest sources of essential omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3’s offer many health benefits. In a separate study, American medical researchers reported that men who consumed fish once or more every week had a 50 percent lower risk of dying from a sudden cardiac event than do men who eat fish less than once a month. Also found to be efficient at reducing triglyceride levels as it reduces the enzyme activity that causes the liver to metabolize fat.
Broccolini, sometimes referred to as baby broccoli, is a vegetable that is a hybrid of broccoli and kale. It is part of the cruciferous vegetable family. Cruciferous vegetables are unique in that they are rich sources of glucosinolates, sulfur-containing compounds that impart a pungent aroma and spicy (some say bitter) taste.
IC3 and DIM: Indole-3-Carbinol is a byproduct of glucosinolate and diindonylmethane is a byproduct of IC3. The sulfur-containing compounds, once broken down, help to form IC3, a phytonutrient that assists and helps the liver in the metabolism of estrogen.
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