Born in the South Indian family who are proud of their culture and coconut oil, I am always at daggers with the people who refuse to eat at my place since ‘coconut oil is so fattening’. This post is especially for all you people who think so too. It is time to change your opinion after reading this Coconut oil can really help you lose weight and burn fat article.
How does it work?
Usually used in the South Indian cooking, Using coconut oil to cook is the good way to speed up entire calorie burning process. Not only is oil compositionally different from other oils since it has medium chain fatty acids, as compared to long chain fatty acids that other oils are made up of but it is also thermogenic in the nature. This means that, when eaten coconut oil is stored, broken down and utilised differently by your body. Also this effect of oil speeds up the fat burning and metabolic process of the body thus helping you lose weight faster. Apart from that, medium chain fatty acids help you feel full for longer and reduce cravings.
Interestingly, a study published in journal Lipids, found that the coconut oil is especially great to lose the weight around your belly as it speeds up the metabolism, helping you burn fat from your belly quickly. It also helps to increase the amount of good cholersterol (HDL), keeping your heart healthy.
How to use it?
Studies suggest that having about two tablespoons about 30 grams per day is more than sufficient to help you to lose weight. The easiest way to use it is as base for cooking your daily meals. That being said, make sure you supplement this habit with the proper diet and exercise.
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