Coconut Oil Diet Pills
Coconut oil or coconut oil diet pills could be the new way to lose weight.
According to researchers coconut oil can be beneficial for weight maintenance or increasing the metabolism. However, there are critics who believe the claims concerning coconut oil are exaggerations. There is no substantial evidence on both sides of the argument but here are a few things to note.
Coconut oil is high is saturated fat, but that does not necessarily mean it is bad. The saturated fats in coconut oil are actually considered medium-chain-triglycerides. MCTs are actually different than typical saturated fats. As it turns out, MCTs are rarely stored as fat in the body and are usually metabolized and used as energy.
The Journal of Nutrition actually took a stand concerning MCTs. The journal reported that MCTs are “potential agents in the prevention of obesity.” Backing this idea, there are studies that suggest coconut oil and MCTs from coconut oil are beneficial for calorie expenditure. One study in the International Journal of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders concluded that coconut oil helped increased fat burning potential in obese men and women.
Likewise, coconut oil has been linked to healthy thyroid function. With proper thyroid function, metabolic rates increase and even blood sugar levels are balanced. Coconut oil even contains beneficial fatty acids including lauric acid and capric acid. Lauric acid has antioxidant characteristics that help reduce the risk of high cholesterol.
Substituting coconut oil for other oils such as safflower oil or soybean oil would be a good dietary change, but may not be the weight loss miracle people are hoping for.
Despite all these positive findings, there are still no concrete studies that directly associate coconut oil or coconut oil diet pills with significant weight loss. Further research needs to be conducted to persuade the public that coconut oil is the new breakthrough diet.