OILING YOUR BODY MACHINE? As a young girl, my Dad was a terrific mechanic after years as a police officer. I never knew which one he preferred the most. The mechanic was a lot safer so it worked better for the family’s mindset. I learned a lot from being tomboyish and found myself with my head under the hood when he would adjust the tuning or change a belt, or spark plug (yes, I go back that far). Trust me, these lessons came in handy later in life and they were beneficial in so many ways. I could take the breather off and crank a car which had flooded and off I would go. One of the lessons was to keep every working part which needed oil to keep running quietly and smoothly oiled and/or greased. I think you may find how I combined this thinking in my healthy eating routine.
I pulled an excerpt from an article and once you read this, I will express my thoughts of “how to apply the oils of life, not only in our food but in our lives. I found this interesting to compare and I hope you see the similarities.
Here is the excerpt from http://www.machinerylubrication.com/Read/24100/lubrication-basics
One of the most important things an operator can do for his machinery is to make sure it is properly lubricated. So what is a lubricant and how does it affect operations when used properly? This paper will answer these questions and more by covering the fundamentals of lubrication. We will discuss how a lubricant works to remove friction, the physical and chemical properties of the lubricant, and the many functions of a lubricant.
Many people believe that a lubricant is simply used to make things “slippery.” While it is the primary function, there are more advantages to using the right lubricant. In addition to friction reduction, it also reduces the amount of wear that occurs during operation, reduces operating temperatures, minimizes corrosion of metal surfaces, and assists in keeping contaminants out of the system. Lubricants have many properties that can be mixed and matched to meet your operating needs. For example, there are different chemicals that can be added to allow a machine to efficiently run at extreme temperatures. We can also make a lubricant more effective in protecting machine surfaces under extreme pressures. By looking at the demands of the machine, you can properly identify the type of lubricant best suited for its proper function.
Here is another excerpt from OLIVE OIL TIMES which shows how an oil can keep the body oiled and running smoother.
OLIVE OIL DIET REDUCES RISK OF TYPE 2 DIABETES
Traditionally a low-fat diet has been prescribed to prevent various diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. While studies have shown that high fat diets may increase the risk of certain diseases such as cancer and diabetes, it appears that it is the type of fat that counts rather than the amount of fat. We now know that a diet rich in monounsaturated fats such as the ones found in olive oil, nuts and seeds actually protects from many of these chronic diseases.
A study published in the scientific journal Diabetes Care showed that a Mediterranean style diet rich in olive oil reduced the risk of type II diabetes by almost 50 percent compared to a low fat diet. Type II diabetes is the most common and preventable form of diabetes.
Excerpt from Health Benefits Using Coconut Oil (source for a great article and well worth the read:
https://authoritynutrition.com 10 Proven Health Benefits of Coconut Oil (No. 3 is Best)
By Kris Gunnars, BSc | May, 2016
3. Coconut Oil Can Help You Burn More Fat
Obesity is currently one of the biggest health problems in the world.
While some people think obesity is only a matter of calories, others (myself included) believe that the sources of those calories are critical too.
It is a fact that different foods affect our bodies and hormones in different ways. In this regard, a calorie is NOT a calorie.
The medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) in coconut oil can increase energy expenditure compared to the same amount of calories from longer chain fats (5, 6).
One study found that 15-30 grams of MCTs per day increased 24 hour energy expenditure by 5%, totalling about 120 calories per day (7).
Bottom Line: The medium chain triglycerides in coconut oil have been shown to increase 24 hour energy expenditure by as much as 5%, potentially leading to significant weight loss over the long term.
Please read these articles for some great tips and reasons for using olive and/or coconut oils whichever you prefer. I use both for different reasons. Here are my thoughts: We pay a lot of money to have our vehicles which we depend on to get us from point A to B and think very little about maintaining and spending the money. At the same time, we neglect our primary vehicle for getting around….Our Bodies! If we use the same principle and take the measures to keep our bodies oiled and primed, we can run for a lot of miles and years. We are only as good as we allow ourselves to be. Live Life; Love Life; Live and Love Life to the Fullest by taking care of our bodies, minds, and souls.
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