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Coconut Oil: 10 important facts

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Coconut oil is very healthy. Not many foods are classified as “superfoods,” but coconut is sure one of these, thanks to its health properties. Coconut oil is packed with fatty acids, which make it extremely powerful. It stimulates brain function, promotes healthy weight loss, and improves overall health.

We have listed the top 10 health benefits of coconut confirmed by a wide range of studies.

1. Coconut stimulates the fat burning process by increasing the energy expenditure

Obesityis one of the worst health problems of modern times. Most people think it is just a matter of calories, while others strongly believe that it is also important to determine the source of these calories. Different foods affect out body and hormone balance in different ways, meaning a calorie is NOT always a calorie.

Coconut oil contains MCT or medium-chain triglycerides. It increases the energy expenditure unlike the same calories obtained from long-chain fats. A study confirmed that 15-30 grams of MCT per day can increase the energy expenditure by 5%, or about 120 calories per day.

Bottom line: Medium-chain triglycerides found in coconut oil increase the 24-hour energy expenditure by 5%, and enables healthy weight loss.

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Source: healthyfoodhouse.com

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