If you’re going to choose just one product to add to your health arsenal, coconut oil may be your best bet. Coconut’s chemical compounds make this natural ingredient a powerful tool to solve a whole handful of health issues, including aging, weight balance and infection. Full of antioxidants, this healthy fat is an Oz-approved essential for a healthier you.
Keep Your Weight Balanced
Coconut fats have special fats called medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). Breaking down these types of healthy fats in the liver leads to efficient burning of energy. One 2009 study found that women who consumed 30 ml (about 2 tablespoons) of coconut oil daily for 12 weeks not only did not gain weight, but actually had lowered amounts of abdominal fat, a type of fat that is difficult to lose.
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