How To Lose Weight With Organic Coconut Oil
Organic Coconut Oil For Weight Loss
The secret ingredient in organic coconut oil for weight loss are the medium chain fatty acids (MCFA's) in its form of lauric and caprylic acid present in the coconut oil.
Most oils and fats contain long chain fatty acids (LCFA's) which act as the complete opposite in that they are not easily digested by the body and are stored as fat.
The MCFA's are easily digested by the body and stored directly to energy, not fat. Plus, the MCFA's are considered very rare because they can only be found in such high percentage in human breast milk and organic coconut oil.
The lauric acid in breast milk is what keeps the baby healthy because of it's many anti-properties:
It also helps the body to absorb vitamins and minerals and is full of antioxidants.
Benefits of Coconut Oil For Weight Loss:
- Boosts the Metabolism
- Easily digested & converted to energy
- Not Stored in the body as fat
- Balances the digestive tract
- Prevents blood sugar fluctuation
- Destroys Candida - a yeast overgrowth responsible for weight gain
- Promotes weight loss
How Does It Work?
As mentioned above, these rare medium chain fatty acids make it responsible for all these benefits. These may also be known as medium chain triglycerides. They work to speed up the metabolism while being easily converted into energy by the body. Unlike other oils, it is not stored in the body as fat.
So, if you simply replace your other cooking oils for this one, you will be getting many health benefits. However, if you have never had it before and trying it for the first time, you should slowly introduce it to your body. As with any new food, you want to be sure you are not allergic to it.
Nutiva Coconut Oil
Coconut oil that is certified organic, unrefined, and cold pressed should be used. This type is easily found in any organic food store or online. I use Nutiva Coconut Oil which is very good quality, easy to find, and sold at a good price.
It's one of the world's most nourishing foods pure white in color with a light, creamy taste. It is versatile in that it is ideal as a high heat cooking oil (up to 350 degrees) making it great for baking, frying, and a healthy replacement for butter in your recipes. Also, can be used for the skin and hair.
There are different ways of adding it to your diet. I enjoy a tablespoon in my coffee each morning. It can also be put in teas, fruit smoothies, in oatmeal, on popcorn, or used as a spread for toast. It won't lose any of it's good qualities when used in cooking, either, unlike other oils.
How Much To Use
The amount of organic coconut oil to use daily for weight loss and other health benefits is based on your weight:
- If you weigh over 100 pounds: Take up to 2 1/2 tablespoons per day
- If you weigh over 125 pounds: Take up to 3 tablespoons per day
- If you weigh over 150 pounds: Take up to 3 1/2 tablespoons per day
- If you weigh over 175 pounds: Take up to 4 tablespoons per day
If it's your first time trying coconut oil for weight loss, start out slow by taking just a teaspoon on the first day. You can slowly increase it each day until you reach the desired amount. The reason for this is to make sure you do not have a food allergy to the coconut oil.