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NewsMax Health challenges misconceptions about diet and cooking oils

Weight-loss myths ravage the health industry and propel fad diets to the media spotlight. However, these myths can sabotage dieters’ efforts. In a recent NewsMax Health article, celebrity personal trainer and fitness expert Lisa Lynn listed her five top weight-loss lies and explained using healthy cooking oils such as Malaysian palm fruit oil can help you reach your target weight.

“If you are serious about losing weight and getting rid of excess body fat, you need to forget a lot of what you’ve been told about getting in shape because you’ll do nothing but keep gaining,” Lynn stated.

She explained how to combine a healthy diet with proper exercise to shed those pounds: “Even though you are restricting calories, make sure your diet is well rounded, with protein, healthy fats, and 10 servings of vegetables and fruits daily,” Lynn advised.

Perform “metabolic workouts”, those that burn calories without spiking your appetite, and to work both your upper and lower body. Just remember that, “Successful weight loss is based on 90 percent diet and 10 percent exercise. No amount of exercise can compensate for a terrible diet.”

Lynn added, “Some fats burn easier as fuel compared to others … Avoid animal fats like those found in red meat, butter, and cheese … Healthy oils include olive, walnut, canola and [Malaysian red palm fruit oil].” Non-GMO palm fruit oil is an especially healthy cooking oil as it’s loaded with tocotrienols and beta carotene, both of which are powerful antioxidants.

When choosing cooking oils, also pay close attention to the oil’s smoke point, which is its ability to retain its molecular composition and nutrients under high temperatures. Malaysian palm oil can be used in a plethora of recipes that involve grilling, sautéing, frying or even baking (thanks to its neutral flavor). Olive oil, however, only should be used in salad dressings or other low temperature applications.

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