Hey everyone, I found this great article written by Isabel De Los Rios called – Coconut Oil Can Help You Lose Fat
I use coconuts and coconut oil on a daily basis. Simply for cooking or eating raw coconut as a snack – and the best part is that coconut is considered free on The Beyond Diet Program, meaning you don’t need to count it as part of your daily allowance of proteins, carbohydrates and fats.
Coconut Oil Can Help You Lose Fat – Inspired Isabel De Los Rios
Coconut Oil is a very healthy food that has been shown to increase your metabolism and assist in burning unwanted fat. It’s been around for centuries and is a great addition to any fat burning meal plan.
I know exactly what you’re thinking, that coconut oil is “fattening” or “dangerous”. Believe me, I’m no different, I also believed this until I did some reading and research and of course found out about the health benefits in Beyond Diet. We have all been falsely led to believe that fat, especially saturated fat, is the cause of our weight gain and health problems. This is only true half true. Some fats like hydrogenated oils and vegetable oils do contribute to heart disease and weight gain but good fats like coconut oil, butter and olive oil are actually great fats for our bodies. Think about how much healthier people were in the late 1800’s and very early 1900’s. Heart disease was almost unheard of back then.
Let’s list some of these MYTHS about coconut oil and put them to rest right now.
Myth #1 – Coconut Oil has lots of fat so it must be fattening.
Truth – Not all fat makes you fat. Certain fats do cause weight gain but other good fats will actually burn unwanted fat off your body and accelerate your metabolism.
Myth #2 – Coconut Oil contains almost all saturated fat so it has to be bad for you.
Truth – Saturated Fat is not the cause of heart disease, weight gain and high cholesterol. Saturated Fat has been falsely accused and it is SUGAR that is Enemy Number One.
Myth #3 – Coconut Oil should be avoided by those who are at risk for heart disease
Truth – The fats in coconut oil are one of the healthiest oils you can consume (yes, even for those with heart disease). It is rich in lauric acid, which is known for its antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties and contains no trans fat. The saturated fat in coconut oil is different than many other oils in that it is of the medium-chain fatty acid (MCFA) variety. The body digests MCFAs more easily and sends these fats directly to the liver where they are immediately converted into energy. A fat that is used to make energy instead of storing it on our bodies – we should all use some of that.
I use unrefined, organic coconut oil for all of my cooking needs. 1 – 2 tsps for most of my cooking is more than enough. You can even eat it raw if you like, I usually have about 2-3 total TBSPs per day in a smoothie, which is a perfect amount for a fat burning eating plan. While it’s really good for you, there’s no need to go overboard.
Well I hope you found the article informative. While doing some research I came across this Youtube Video about Saturated Fats. It’s part 1 of 5 and if you really like it you can find the rest of the videos by following this link: http://www.coconutresearchcenter.org/BigFatFiasco.htm