Coconut Oil should in fact be part of a wonderful healthy diet plan because it’s been shown to increase metabolism and assist in burning unwanted fat off your body. It is a wonder food that has been around for centuries and is a great addition to any fat loss meal plan.
We have all been falsely led to believe that fat, especially saturated fat, is the cause of our weight gain and health problems. This is only true half true.
Some fats like hydrogenated oils and vegetable oils DO contribute to heart disease and weight gain. But good fats like coconut oil, butter and olive oil are actually great fats for our bodies. Think about it: People were MUCH healthier in the late 1800’s and very early 1900’s. Back then, heart disease was almost non-existent.
Let’s debunk right now these coconut oil MYTHS…
Myth #1: Coconut Oil contains a lot of fat so it must be fattening.
Truth: Not all fat makes you fat (This needs to be made into a bumper sticker). Certain fats do cause you to gain weight; but other good fats will actually lose fat off your body and accelerate your metabolism. Isn’t that what you’d expect from a healthy diet plan?
Myth #2: Coconut Oil must be bad for you because it contains almost all saturated fat.
Truth: Saturated fat is NOT the cause of heart disease, weight gain or high cholesterol. This is a big fat lie. SUGAR is really Health Enemy #1. (To read more about how fat can be healthy, read: Butter: Good Or Bad For Fat Loss?)
Myth #3: Coconut Oil should be avoided by those who are at risk for heart disease.
Truth: The fat in coconut oil is one of the healthiest oils you can consume (yes, even for those with heart disease). It is rich in lauric acid, which is known for its antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. Plus, coconut oil contains no trans fat. The saturated fat in coconut oil is different than many other oils in that it is of the medium-chain fatty acid (MCFA) variety. The body digests MCFAs more easily and sends these fats directly to the liver where they are immediately converted into energy.
Isn’t this great news?! There is a fat that’s used to make energy instead of storing it on our bodies. Who can’t use some fat loss like that?
Unrefined, organic coconut oil is highly recommended for all of your cooking needs. Usually 1 – 2 tsps is more than enough for most of your cooking. A total of 2-3 total TBSPs per day are a perfect amount for a fat burning eating plan.
While it’s really good for you, there’s no need to go overboard.
Now go right ahead and enjoy your coconut oil and reap the fat burning effects right away.
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