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Coconut Oil Should Be Your Go-To Fat Burner

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We all regard coconut oil as a miracle beauty product, but did you know that adding it to your diet can help you lose weight fast? Whether you’re wondering how to lose belly fat or struggling with how to lose arm fat, coconut oil just might do the trick.

So what is it about this miracle—and all-natural product—that make it a medicine cabinet must-have? It might sound illogical, but the fat in coconut oil is a saturated fat that’s formed differently than the saturated fats you might find in things like canola oil or avocados. Coconut oil is chock-full of these saturated fats called medium-chain triglycerides (MCT), which can actually help you lose weight.

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How do MCTs work? When your body takes in these MCTs, they travel all the way down to the digestive system where they are competing with glucose, or sugar, for absorption as an energy source. If your body chooses those MCTs rather than glucose molecules, your body’s metabolism gets a 24-hour boost! So sit back and enjoy your TV show because even while you’re resting, your body is still burning calories.

If you’re still not convinced of the benefits of coconut oil for weight loss, try adding it to your diet in small, simple ways to see if you notice any results (watch the video below to see how to easily incorporate coconut oil in your diet).

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