One food that is known to boost your metabolic rate is coconut oil. This is a wonderful oil that helps you win the battle against fat, and should become part of your nutritional regimen. I have encountered many people who think that coconut oil is bad for you, but it’s not. You will find that many oils contain saturated fat (a bad thing), but coconut oil, olive oil, and the like are “good” fats that have definite health benefits. Here I’m going to deal with some of the misconceptions about coconut oil.
(1) While it’s true that coconut oil has fat in it, it is “good fat” that is part of a healthy, weight-maintenance diet. Coconut oil will help you lose fat and build a healthy metabolism.
(2) Although many point to the fact that because coconut oil has saturated fat in it, it must be bad. This is incorrect. The truth of the matter is that saturated fats don’t create heart problems and obesity: it is processed sugars that cause those problems.
(3) It’s common to hear that those who have heart issues shouldn’t eat anything with coconut oil: this is not true. Coconut oil is one of the healthiest types of oil around. One component of it, lauric acid has good properties that fight viruses, bacteria, and fungi, so it is an important home remedy. Also, it doesn’t have any trans fat so there’s not much to worry about. The fat in coconut oil are MCFA, a type of fatty acid that is easily digested by the body.
I want you to start using coconut oil in your cooking. Be sure you get organically sourced and naturally processed varieties. If you get the mass-produced varieties, you will find that you lose much of the benefit because the healthy components are stripped out during processing. If you’re not into cooking, you can take two or three tablespoons of it a day to boost your weight loss plan. Should you discover that natural coconut oil is hard to find in your area, you can find some at http://wildfamilynaturals.com.
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Dr. Michael Allen
Fitness Instructor & Fat Loss Factor Founder