Some nutritional trends of thought that fat is bad, carbs are good, and too much protein and too few carbs are dangerous, but the diet of a bodybuilder is closer to the gray tones in general because all nutrient or food can not be all bad or all good and clear that some things are more evil than others but inside everything is relative fitness.
Here’s a good example, most people know saturated fats are bad … unless they are not, at least not always, it is true that fats are more likely to be deposited in fat stores (to say nothing of the arteries) but this is only a problem when a large part of the diet consists of carbohydrates, but when following a low carb diet is a space to eat more fat, and calories that are not getting from carbohydrates should be replaced somehow.
In general, we recommend that the athlete who follows a similar diet focuses on healthy fats like olive oil, avocados, nuts, peanut butter and salmon, but there’s always room for a good steak, and breakfast bodybuilder should include more than one egg, but not all saturated fats are the same, being able to introduce some of them in the diet to increase energy without much thought to the consequences.
Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT)
The medium chain triglycerides (MCT), has a chemical structure shorter in length than other fats, and are found in coconut oil and palm oil, these oils can do things that other fats can not. The MCT’s are absorbed directly into the blood following ingestion, with most fats instead go through a slow process of digestion before they can be burned or stored.
They can also go further than other fat to be transported to the cells and be burned there, the end result is that MCT’s are burned as fuel much more easily than other types of fat, which means they are less likely to join fat reserves.
The MCT’s also exert an influence on body fat by a particularity; study found that is directly related to the reduction of body fat and an increase in energy expenditure (metabolism) and in research published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition This effect was confirmed by comparing the consumption of these fats with long-chain triglycerides.
Despite all the apparent benefits of the MCT, some doubt remains as to its potentially harmful effects on cardiovascular risk, because after all saturated fats are, however, several studies compared with a type of oil as oil beneficial Olive (healthy monounsaturated fats) found no negative effect on the levels of glucose, cholesterol or blood pressure.
The critical point about the MCT’s is the daily amount, it is interesting to take a tablespoon daily with food and distribute 1-4 tablespoons depending on the type of training you have while still certain diets low in carbohydrates.