What we are about to share with you may seem completely counter intuitive. After all, when you think of oils in food, you think FAT. But check it out, fellow Herbies, studies show that coconut oil may actually help the body lose belly fat! How can this be, you ask? Well, coconut oil contains something called medium chain triglycerides (MCT) which burn up quickly in the body. MCTs promote thermogenesis, which helps improve metabolism and produces energy. Other oils contain long chain triglycerides which do the opposite, they are generally stored in the body as fat.
In previous inspirations, we’ve shared how coconut oil helps the skin and helps the body fight candida. As if that weren’t enough of a boon, now we are sharing a real whopper here … coconut oil assists the body in weight loss! How great is that?
Take it in capsules, by the spoonful, or put that spoonful in a small glass of warm water (the water will “capsulate” the oil, in case you have an understandable aversion to just eating it up).
So smile, try it out, and discover why we go cuckoo for Coconut Oil!