Can Coconut Oil Help You Lose Belly Fat?

Coconut Halves with Bottle of Coconut Oil

The use of coconut oil for weight loss has increased in popularity within the past decade. This substance’s ability to burn fat is more than just a myth, too. It really does directly and indirectly regulate the digestive system in a way that is beneficial to the body.

Coconut oil is known as “the world’s most weight loss friendly fat” because of the presence of medium-chain fatty acids in it. These chains of fatty acids do not raise the LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels like the long-chained ones would. Moreover, the medium-chained fatty acids do not seem to be stored in adipose fatty tissue in the way that the longer-chained ones would. Therefore, this results in less fat buildup underneath the skin and in the abdominal region.

Another function of coconut oil is for regulation of thyroid levels in order to help the body utilize food energy. As a result, metabolic functions improved and the body is able to more easily prevent excess weight gain. At the same time, it helps control inflammation and antimicrobial properties, and it helps get rid of yeast-like fungus that sometimes is present in the intestines.

Coconut oil also provides an additional benefit: It regulates the chemicals within the body that maintain the cells, bones and muscles. In addition, coconut oil can help control moods, body temperature, heart rate, and blood pressure.

The comprehensive advantages of coconut oil as far as keeping the body healthy is what can help you stay at an ideal weight. When you digestive system in particular is working the way it should, it helps you burn belly fat. The same is true of the cells in your body that run your nervous, musculoskeletal, endocrine and other systems.


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