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Use coconut oil and lose weight !


Coconut oil is an incredible source of medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs), which have been shown to have many health benefits. Most of the fats we consume are long chain fatty acids that must be broken down before they can be absorbed.

Coconut Oil Can Increase Your Energy Expenditure, Helping You Burn More Fat. We all know, 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.

One study found that 15-30 grams of MCTs per day increased 24 hour energy expenditure by 5%, totalling about 120 calories per day.

One of the most striking characteristics of coconut oil is that despite being a fat, is a food that helps you lose weight.  Olive oil and many vegetable oils such as coconut oil are excellent for your health, . It is an ideal choice for cooking, because the heat can maintain their benefits, and will not rust or become toxic when exposed to high temperatures.

Most of the saturated fat in coconut oil is composed of medium-chain fatty acids, which can be used for energy immediately without going through the bloodstream. Such acids are not stored (as fat) for long and helps in speeding up your metabolism. This helps you to lose weight.

There is a belief that fat coconut oil is harmful, when in fact it is a food that helps your overall health: it is beneficial to the immune system, regulates the digestive system, it prevents constipation and helps the absorption of nutrients in the body.

However, the benefits of coconut oil are not only food, it is also an extraordinary skin and hair moisturizer. It has excellent toning properties, it allows hydrate in depth and at the same time can be easily absorbed through the skin. Moreover, it is also an excellent massage oil.

Finally, keep in mind that coconut oil is not a substitute for olive oil. Both are good for health and it is recommended to consume alternately. In Dubai you can find good quality coconut oil in almost all supermarkets.

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