Does cold pressed coconut oil help lose weight?
According to the study, it is found that “cold pressed coconut oil” consists of saturated fat which has different structure from saturated fat in animals and palm trees. Fat in coconut oil, a medium-chain fatty acid, is very useful for your health. When we take this medium-chain fatty acid, the body is immediately able to absorb and transfer it to the liver. After that, liver will turn this fatty acid into “ketone”, an energy source of brain. Therefore, it will improve your memory and concentration, so it can treats Alzheimer’s disease.
Moreover, coconut fatty acid can boost thyroid glands; therefore, body metabolism becomes better, especially in visceral fat, the cause of coronary artery disease and hypertension. However, taking “”cold pressed coconut oil” for weight loss must combine with other food control methods to maintain daily energy.
Apart from effect in fat metabolism, coconut oil fatty acid can increase “feeling of fullness” and kill bacteria and fungi. As a result, oil pulling with coconut oil can prevent dental caries and treat oropharynx infection. For its various benefits, “coconut oil” is considered as one of super foods.
“Coconut oil” should be taken while you have empty stomach such as after wake up in the morning, and the recommended amount is 2 tablespoon/ day. In case of oil pulling, the amount should be 1-2 tablespoon with the duration of 15-20 minutes, after that, you should brush your teeth.
Information provided by: Dr. Narumon Thongsriiam
Compiled by: Medisci