Pine nut oil has emerged as a weight loss aid, and with good reason. Pine nuts are high quality protein and contains amino acids, and pine nuts oil works as an appetite suppressant. The fat in pine nut oil encourages the release of a hormone called Cholecystokinin (CCK), which suppresses appetite. This was concluded in a study published in Lipids in Health and Disease, and referred to the National Institute of Health. Knowing that pine nut oil can act as a natural appetite suppressant, there are ways to use it to help with weight loss.
Pine Nut Oil and Pine Nuts
There are several different means of adding pine nut oil to your daily diet. The easiest way is to buy pure pine nut oil, and top of salads. You might want this salad to be a pre-meal appetizer, as the same study mentioned above also claimed that the highest appetite suppressing effects occurred 30 minutes after consumption of pine nut oil.
Drip pine nut oil on your salad, or eat a handful of pine nuts at least half an hour before the meal. Raw pine nuts can also be added to your salad. Pine Nuts Pesto is often seen on many restaurant menus, or you can make your own by grinding pine nuts in a grinder or small food processor. Use pesto on whole wheat or gluten wafer, or the top of a hot paste.
Another way to include pine nut oil in the diet is through supplements. Pine nut oil supplements are available in most pharmacies or health food stores. Remember to follow the instructions for proper dosage on the label.
While adding pine nuts to food can add spices, remember that the best way to use it for weight loss is to consume it, in some form, 30 to 60 minutes before a meal. You can use pine nuts or pine nut oil up to 3 times per day. If you use supplements, follow the dosage information on the label.
If you have an allergy to peanuts or tree nuts, such as walnuts, pecans, almonds and others, you must be careful not to eat pine nuts. Pine nuts are a tree nut, so the chance that you would be allergic to them considerably high. To be sure, please contact your physician or allergist before trying pine nuts. While peanuts are not regarded as a three nut, if you have an allergy to them there is a 30 to 60 percent chance that you also have, or will develop an allergy to tree nuts, according to Dr. Scott Sicherer, a researcher at the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute.