NEW VIDEO: Coconut Oil – The Fat Burning Fat!

Having heard some negative press and advice I thought it was about time I got my pompoms out again for coconut oil!

Some experts are still saying to avoid it is a saturated fat.  But high quality saturated fat is GOOD for us and what makes coconut oil (& coconut milk) so great is it is high in Lauric acid, the same saturated fat that’s found in breast milk.

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It’s said to be great for fat loss too as it contains high levels of medium chain fatty acids, the triglycerides said to speed up the metabolism. Plus, it slows down carbohydrate metabolism preventing blood sugar fluctuations & lowering the Glycemic Index of a meal.

Coconut oil supports fat loss in other ways. It slows down digestion, keeping you feeling fuller for longer and reducing carbohydrate cravings, leaving you less prone to snacking.  

It can destroy Candida (a common yeast overgrowth) that can trigger a whole host of symptoms including weight gain, carb cravings and fatigue. Weight loss can be very difficult for Candida sufferers who experience overwhelming sugar cravings, as the yeast feeds off sugar asking for more and more.  

Ideal for detoxing, it balances the digestive system as well as healing and nourishing the cells of the body, paving the way for easier weight loss.

Think of it like putting the best quality fuel in your car. You will perform better with more endurance thanks to the boost of energy you will receive from these medium-chain fatty acids.

Coconut oil is the best bet for cooking too as it is far better at coping with high heats than cold pressed and processed oils such as Olive Oil, which although on our kitchen essential list will lose many of its benefits when heated, becoming toxic at high temperatures due to changes in its molecular structure.  

In fact all poly- (vegetable oils, including soybean oil, corn oil, Flaxseed and safflower oil) and monounsaturated (sunflower, hazelnut, safflower, olive, canola and peanut oil) fats can produce free radicals when used at high temperatures. But saturated fat, ie Coconut Oil, can withstand the higher temperatures making it ideal for cooking, same with butter, ghee and other saturated fats.

Coconut oil gives you instant energy without any sugar (so no insulin spike).

Cook your veggies, fish and meats in it. Often the reason people struggle when going low carb is not increasing their fats.  Eat fat to burn fat!

Finally, as with most foods, the quality of oil you buy is key. Organic, unrefined extra virgin coconut oil is the best choice, since it preserves all the natural goodness of the oil.

I like Biona Organic Raw Virgin Coconut Oil. I got my last batch from here:

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Coconut milk and coconut oil