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Coconut oil is high in medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs), like lauric acid, that have been shown to elevate your metabolism. And that's good news for those of you trying to lose weight. As you probably know, the higher your metabolism, the more calories your body burns, even when you are not exercising. About 50% of the fat in coconut oil is lauric acid. It turns out that the amount of energy your body uses to metabolize these MCFAs is greater than the energy that the MCFAs provide, that means you burn more calories than what is in the oil just by your body metabolizing, or using the oil. In fact, scientists have found that lauric acid is the most quickly metabolized of all fatty acids. In addition, coconut oil seems to have a thermogenic effect, meaning it raises your body temperature. This also in turn boosts energy levels and metabolism, and may be why coconut oil seems to be so good for those with low performing thyroids.
Virgin Coconut Oil and Weight Loss
Many people have reported that consuming Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) helps them to lose weight. They often see increased energy levels and fewer cravings for carbohydrates and sweets. It's easier for many people to eat less when consuming 2 - 3 Tablespoons of coconut oil per day, because the fats provide a feeling of satiety or fullness after eating that is not generally experienced when eating a low-fat meal. Perhaps that is one of the reasons why low-fat diets don't work in the long-term.
The Body Burns Virgin Coconut Oil 3 Times Faster Than Other Fats
According to a 2000 report published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, your body burns off coconut oil three times faster than many other common fats. In a 1986 study by T.B. Seaton et al in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, people who ate foods containing MCFAs (like the lauric acid in coconut oil) increased their metabolic rate an average of 12%, compared to a 4% increase for those eating meals with long-chain fatty acids (LCTs). The authors concluded that adding MCFAs and MCFA-rich foods (like coconut oil) to the diet could "over long periods of time produce weight loss even in the absence of reduced (caloric) intake". Doesn't that sound good? They are saying that you could eat the same amount of calories and still lose weight if you include MCFA-rich food like coconut oil in your diet!
Add Virgin Coconut Oil To Your Diet
Coconut oil is nature's richest source of these medium-chain fatty acids, which in addition to increasing metabolism have many other health-enhancing properties. So if you are trying to lose weight, you might want to think about adding coconut oil to your diet. There are many articles out there now in the media touting the "miracle" of coconut oil for losing weight, including one in Women's World Magazine. Although we would not call it a miracle, we do think it has its place in many diets, especially if you are trying to lose weight. In addition, there are other benefits of eating coconut oil,