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Seven ways to combat obesity using extra virgin coconut oil

I love walking through organic shops and discovering new products. A while back I discovered Amanprana coconut oil and started using it for stir-frying veggies. Based on a friend's suggestion, I now use the same coconut oil after my shower. It makes my skin blissfully soft. Tip: I hold the container under the hot shower water so the oil melts and it's easier to rub on.

Elise Crombez, Belgian top model and presenter, Belgium

Have you ever tried to lose those pounds, and given up on the battle to reach your goal weight after quitting yet another miracle diet? A diet is mostly only a temporary solution. And while eating wisely and changing poor eating habits might prove to be better solutions for reaching your goal weight, that's a lot easier said than done. The perfect foodstuff for avoiding weight-gain in the first place and for slowly shedding those excess pounds is extra virgin (cold pressed) coconut oil.

How does coconut oil help to prevent obesity or make weight loss easier?

A low-carb diet is more effective than a low-fat diet.
Numerous studies have comprehensively demonstrated this. Carbohydrates cause your blood sugar levels to fluctuate, while fats and proteins do not affect those levels. In other words, carbohydrates make you crave food at regular intervals, while water, fats and proteins don’t.

1. Coconut oil satiates and thus helps to prevent obesity and aids weight loss.
Coconut oil makes you feel full quicker than proteins or carbs do. Adding coconut oil to a meal will make you feel satiated, and you’ll stop eating earlier. And you won’t suffer from hunger pangs between meals because raw coconut oil keeps your blood sugar levels in check. So by adding coconut oil to your meals you’ll stop eating earlier and it will be longer before you feel hungry again, making it that much easier to lose those pounds.

2. Coconut oil is hardly stored as fat. Coconut oil gives you energy and satiates you, instead of being converted into fat.
You digest most of the fats you consume in your intestines, after which they are introduced into your blood and your body tries to store them. And so most of the fats you eat are stored in your body fat. But to a large degree, coconut oil fats do not work in the same way. They’re called MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides) and they’re sent straight from your gut to your liver. The fatty acids contained in raw coconut oil barely need to be digested, and your liver immediately converts them into energy. After eating a meal that contains cold pressed coconut oil you’ll immediately gain energy, feeling more active while your slim body also benefits.

3. Coconut oil makes you more active, which means you burn more calories.
Extra virgin coconut oil barely needs to be digested, and so your body does not have to devote energy to breaking the coconut oil down. A lot of energy is required when you eat animal proteins or other fats. This means that you feel more energetic when you consume coconut oil in a meal, and energy means greater activeness. When you’re active after every meal you’ll burn more calories and either lose weight or stick to your goal weight.

4. Coconut oil stimulates fat burning.
Coconut oil activates your metabolism and thus indirectly stimulates calorie burning. The MCTs in coconut oil continue to work for up to 24 hours after being consumed, and you will reap the benefits in terms of body weight.

5. Coconut oil activates your thyroid.
An underactive or poorly-working thyroid can slow your metabolism down, resulting in automatic weight gain for many men and women. It has been scientifically demonstrated to a sufficient degree that extra virgin coconut oil improves your thyroid function, and a healthy thyroid means it’s easier to lose weight. Extra virgin coconut oil is your weight loss friend.

6. Coconut oil improves your hormonal balance.
No-fat diets disrupt your hormone levels, and low-fat diets play dice with your hormones. When your hormonal balance is disrupted your body weight will be off-balance too, resulting in you either being underweight or overweight. Coconut oil aids your hormonal balance. Coconut oil helps you to reach your goal weight or to maintain it. The Harvard Medical School has conducted numerous studies into the link between coconut oil and hormones, and all of them demonstrated the benefits of extra virgin coconut oil.

7. The additional calories in coconut oil will transform
your body into a thinner you.

When you eat a meal without coconut oil you will lose less weight than when it includes coconut oil. In other words, even though you might be adding additional calories in the form of coconut oil, you’ll still lose more weight. A range of animal studies have clearly proved this fact.

Proteins and coconut oil should feature largely in your meals, and coconut oil will become your friend... through thick and thin!

Coconut oil
Coconut oil
  • Rich in MCT-fatty acids
  • Easy digestable
  • More energy, less fat storage,
  • For frying, baking, stir-fry and spreading
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