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Coconut Oil The Most Efficient Fat To Burn Fat
Several studies shown that just by adding coconut oil to your diet, you can lose fat, especially the “dangerous” fat in the abdominal cavity.
Coconut oil is high in Medium Chain Triglycerides, which are fatty acids that are metabolized differently than most other fats, leading to beneficial effects on metabolism.
Coconut oil is vastly different from most other fats.
Whereas other fats contain predominantly long-chain fatty acids, coconut oil consists almost entirely of Medium Chain Fatty Acids.
Medium Chain Fatty Acids are metabolized differently than the longer chain fats.
Medium Chain Fatty Acids are sent straight to the liver from the digestive tract, where they are either used for energy right away or turned into ketone bodies.
How Coconut Oil Can Boost Metabolism, Making You Burn More Calories at Rest
Different foods and macronutrients go through different metabolic pathways.
The different types of foods we eat can have a huge effect on our hormones and metabolic health.
Some metabolic pathways are more efficient than others and some foods require more energy to digest and metabolize.
One important property of coconut oil is that it has a thermogenic effect. This means that it tends to increase energy expenditure (fat burning) compared to the same amount of calories from other fats.
Studies have shown that when you replace other fats with MCT fats, the result is burning more calories.
Therefore, a calorie from coconut oil is NOT the same as a calorie from olive oil or butter (although these fats are perfectly healthy too).
Coconut Oil Makes You Eat Less
Many studies on medium chain fatty acids show that, compared to the same amount of calories from other fats, they increase feelings of fullness and lead to an automatic reduction in food intake.
This may be related to the way these fats are metabolized. It is well known that ketone bodies, produced by the liver when you eat coconut oil, can have a powerful appetite reducing effect.