First of all, it must be said that, roughly speaking, the following always applies: if you consume more calories than you burn, this leads to more body fat and the opposite applies. However, individual nutrients can have an influence on fat burning.
When you look for "fat burners" you often find capsules with extracts of pepper, green tea, caffeine and also certain fatty acids, namely Omega 3 and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA).
Fatty acids for fat burning?!
Yes, in fact, several studies have found that fatty acids can boost fat burning. In a Norwegian study, obese men were examined for 4 weeks. While one group received increased CLA intake, the second group received a placebo. After just 4 weeks, a significant decrease was demonstrated in the group with increased CLA intake. These results allow us to conclude that CLA has a positive effect on fat burning and thus promotes weight loss. The study concluded:
CLA helps reduce body fat in healthy people who exercise.*
A year-long study also came to astonishing results indicating that CLA and Omega 3 support weight loss and lead to reduced waist circumference and body fat percentage. ( American Journal of Clinical Nutrition )
The fat burner is already included in pasture milk!
Compared to stable farming, the milk from cows on pasture has a significantly higher level of mono- and poly-saturated fatty acids. This particularly affects the content of omega-3 fatty acids and conjugated linoleic acids (CLAs). This is because green fodder contains significantly higher amounts of these fatty acids than grains, grains and other concentrated feed that are fed, especially in German dairy farms.
At Protero we rely on grass-fed milk from Ireland. The full pasture system prevails here, in which the cows live on green pasture almost all year round. Hardly anywhere else do the mild climate and lots of rain create such perfect conditions for the grass. In addition, 80 percent of the agricultural land there is pastureland. While in Germany they often rely on concentrated feed, Irish farmers rely on pasture grass and hay as cheap and natural feed. And that can be proven!
We have subjected our products to an independent laboratory analysis. Conventional milk has an Omega 3 content of 0.5-1.2g per 100g of fat. For organic milk this value is 1-2g and for our kefir and pasture whey it is a whopping 2.2-6.6g as can be seen in the following laboratory analyses.
We had an analysis done on a batch from the summer season and a batch from the winter season. You can see that even in the winter season the value is at least as high as the maximum values for organic milk. Most of the year the cows graze on the pasture for our milk. During this time, the levels of conjugated fatty acids and Omega 3 reach many times those of organic milk.
You will find CLA and Omega 3 in these products: