The Benefits of Udo’s Oil
This is what I eat for lunch every day, 6X a week and again for supper on most weekdays.
That’s exactly 1 pound of green beans, 1 large chicken breast, 12 almonds and a 1/2 tablespoon of Udo’s Oil (a full tbsp if I’m only eating one of these meals for the day).
- It’s easy
- It’s fast
- It’s healthy
- It’s absolutely delicious!
If there’s one important lesson I’ve learned in losing fat, it’s that failure is imminent if you don’t plan your meals and if you don’t find some meals that you love.
This meal has a lot of protein, low-glycemic carbs in the form of vegetables (lots of minerals and antioxidants), and the best fats around, from the almonds and the added Udo’s Oil.
Udo’s Oil is an oil blend that provides optimal amounts of good fats in a perfect mix. Most people simply don’t get enough Omega 3 EFAs or “Essential Fatty Acids”. EFAs are the good fats that you always hear about. But just like “essential” amino acids, the body cannot make EFAs. They can only be supplied through diet.
The two EFAs are Omega 6 and Omega 3 and most people get too many 6’s and too few 3’s. We definitely need both, but at a balanced intake so the body can utilize them properly. How important are EFAs? Every cell, tissue, gland and organ in your body needs them. If that’s not a testament to needing healthy fats, I’m not sure what is.
EFA’s improve insulin sensitivity, aid with the absorption of fat soluble vitamins, promote joint health, assist with energy production, suppress the fat stress hormone cortisol (which contributes to the production of fat), improves the texture of your skin (dry skin is typical of needing more EFA), increase the metabolic rate and burn fat.
I use the 3-6-9 blend of Udo’s Oil as it’s the latest version and it blends Omega-3 and Omega-6 EFAs in a 2:1 ratio, which is said to be the ideal ratio of these fats. Other oils on the market don’t even try to mix the proper ratio. Don’t just take my word for it. Check out the reviews for Udo’s Oil at Amazon.com.
What About Olive Oils?
Extra Virgin Olive Oil and other cooking oils really don’t come close to Udo’s Oil. Granted, they’re a far better choice that many other alternatives, but cooking oils are always highly processed, made that way so they can sit on the supermarket shelf for long periods of time. Udo’s Oil is processed with no chemicals at all.
Peace of Mind!
I told you it was easy. I’ve been taking this oil since the start of the year for nearly all my fats and it’s probably always going to be a permanent part of my nutrition. Check for Udo’s Oil at your nearest health store. If you can’t find it, you can order it direct from Amazon.
Back to the Green Beans
Just in case you find yourself looking for a super delicious meal and you decide to cook up some of the green beans I mentioned above, I have a “must-follow” tip.
Buy a steamer and steam your pound of green beans (I just buy 1 lb bags in the frozen food section) for exactly 30-35 minutes. It makes all the difference in the world. If you try to shortcut it and only cook them for 15-20 minutes, they’ll taste rather bland and boring and you’ll think I lied to you (which I would never do, of course!). Add the large chicken breast, a handful of almonds and 1 Tbsp of Udo’s Oil. Mix for a good long minute until the green beans all look greasy from the oil.
It’s undeniably delicious and unmistakably healthy.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 505 Calories from Fat 207
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 50mg 16%
Sodium 117mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 35.5g 11%
Dietary Fiber 13.5g 54%
Protein 28g 56%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. leangainsguide.com