Today I have some VERY interesting study results on the relationship between coconut oil and abdominal fat.
The findings will probably surprise you.
A 2009 study published in Journal Lipids consisted of testing the effects of either 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
or 2 tablespoons of soybean oil on a group of forty women over the span of 28 days.
The group that ate the coconut oil had a decrease in belly fat, while the soybean oil group actually showed a slight increase in belly fat.
Additionally, the group that ate the coconut oil showed increased HDL ‘good’ cholesterol levels, while the soy-
bean oil group did just the opposite:
They decreased HDL cholesterol and increased LDL ‘bad’ cholesterol.
Additionally, the Journal of Nutrition published a study where researchers investigated all studies relative to medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs) that are abundant in coconut fat.
The studies showed that diets rich in fats such as those found in coconut oil prompted a plethora of benefits including:
- Boost in metabolism
- Increase in energy
- Decrease in food consumption
- Reduced body weight and lower body fat mass
The authors of the study highly recommend using oils that contain MCFAs, such as coconut oil, as a tool to drop extra abdominal fat, manage a healthy weight, and even as a way to treat obesity.
Studies also indicate that MCFAs help increase feelings of fullness and lead to a reduction in calorie intake when
compared to the same amount of calories from other fats.
When MCFAs are metabolized, ketone bodies are created in the liver, which have been shown to have a strong appetite-reducing effect helping you to lose fat faster.
And this is really only the beginning.
Coconut oil can also help improve the health of your thyroid, brain, skin, oral health, heart, and can even help you detoxify your body of harmful cancer causing toxins…
… And much, MUCH more as you’ll soon discover at the link below:
9 MORE reasons to use DAILY coconut oil (including benefits to thyroid, brain, skin, oral health, heart health, detoxing, cancer, and more)
Mark Dilworth, BA, PES
Her Fitness Hut