4 – Coconut oil for weight loss
Coconut oil promotes weight loss. Researchers have discovered that besides coconut oil not increasing body fat, it in fact produces a reduction in white fat stores.
In a study of obese mice that received a diet rich in either coconut or safflower oil, mice that received the coconut oil were found to have made much less fat cells than mice that received the safflower oil.1✅ JOURNAL REFERENCE
Due to the fact that the medium-chain fats found in coconut are absorbed easily and made use of as a source of energy by the body preferentially, the body’s metabolic rate is actually increased.
How to use coconut oil for weight loss
A rice cooking method that involves adding about a teaspoon of coconut oil to half a cup of rice before cooking and then refrigerating for 12 hours, increases the amount of indigestible starch in the rice, resulting in low calorie rice.