Coconut Oil Can Help Reduce Belly Fat
Not all fats are created equal. That’s at least what a recent scientific study has found. The fat that is most commonly known as coconut oil has been found to play a major role in reducing belly fat.
In the last couple of years, there has been a big buzz about coconut oil. This “superfood,” produced from the flesh of coconuts, possesses many health benefits. Studies have now shown that coconut oil can help reduce cholesterol levels, boost thyroid function, and even increase digestion. It has also been praised about its remarkable antiviral and antibacterial properties as well. But, did you also know that coconut oil contains a unique combination of fatty acids that have a very positive and powerful effect on the metabolism.
Coconut oil differs greatly from most other fats. Unlike most foods that contain mainly long-chain fatty acids, coconut oil consists almost entirely of medium chain fatty acids. Unlike the long-chain fatty acids, the medium-chain fatty acids are metabolized more easily into energy coming from the digestive track to the liver. Since they are used for energy, they are less likely to be stored in your body, especially the troubled areas like your belly and your thighs.
The study shows, the participants who consumed 2 tablespoons of coconut oil daily with their diet, had exceptionally good cholesterol and significantly reduced their waistline. Other participants, who were given other good forms of “good” fats, like soybean oil, did not produce the same results. So the researchers in the study came to a conclusion that supplementation with coconut oil seems to promote a reduction in abdominal obesity if combined correctly with your diet and calorie intake.
Note: There are many different kinds of coconut oil out there. The best and most effective kind to purchase is organic raw coconut oil.