Weight Loss in a Capsule?

Coconut oil has been making a lot of heads turn over the years with the loads of health benefits it has to offer.  

It’s been found to be good for the skin, hair, and teeth, making it a consistent part of every woman’s beauty regimen.  Studies have also shown that it may be good in lowering cholesterol and boost heart health, among others.

One of the things that made it so popular is the claim that it can help one lose weight, making it a favorite among fitness buffs.

How does coconut aid in weight loss?

It keeps you full

It’s been said that coconut oil can help curb hunger which means less food and in the process, less weight gained.

One study found that consuming virgin coconut oil daily can help increase high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL) to enhance satiety.

We also need to put into consideration that coconut oil is categorically fats which experts say are more filling and thus, keeping your hunger in check.  When you’re not eating all the time, the probability of gaining weight decreases.

It should be noted however that taking coconut oil should be done in moderation because too much of it can raise one’s cholesterol.

It can help boost the metabolism

Another factor that can contribute to weight loss is coconut oil’s ability to burn calories.

Studies have shown that long-term consumption of medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) such as coconut oil may help one burn more calories better than a diet that includes avocado or olive oil.

Experts have also claimed that the cells’ use of MCTs as fuel can help boost the body’s metabolism for up to 24 hours.

It should be noted, however, that the weight loss properties being discussed are for MCT oil in general and not coconut oil alone.  Coconut oil is only 13.5% of purified MCT which means you need to consume more coconut oil which, as mentioned, can be bad for the health.

It can help eliminate belly fat

Certain research suggests that coconut oil consumption can help burn fat.  Belly fat, to be more precise which can be bad for the heart.

Another study showed that women who took either 40 g of coconut oil or soybean oil for 28 days both lost weight, with the group who took coconut oil losing belly fat.

As a precaution, it’s worth noting once again that 40 g of coconut oil is more than twice the amount of daily saturated fat the AHA recommends, thus, is not advisable.

How do you consume coconut oil? 

There are several ways to introduce coconut oil to your daily regimen so you can meet your recommended daily consumption which is around 13 grams.

One of the ways is to use coconut oil is when you’re cooking some of your favorite dishes.  Instead of using margarine, vegetable, or olive oil, use coconut as a replacement.

If you like eating rice, adding a teaspoon of coconut oil to the boiling water for every half-cup of rice is also a good way of adding it to your diet.

Last but not least is by taking it in the form of supplements, just like Renew Active’s Organic Coconut Oil.

Final Thoughts

Coconut oil is not like a magic pill that will help you lose weight overnight but with regular consumption (with the right amount), it can help you curb your hunger, boost your metabolism, and melt away your belly fat helping you lose weight in the process.