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10/28/2020 TODAY'S TIP

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

10/28/2020 TODAY'S TIP

Incorporate Coconut Oil

What smells like an exotic vacation and can shrink your waist faster than your favorite Zumba class? You got it: Coconut oil.
A study of overweight participants published in Pharmacology found that just two tablespoons per day reduced waist circumference.
However, the health benefits of coconut oil are still debated—coconut oil is high in saturated fat. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.
It's in the form of medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), which aren't processed in the body the same way long-chain triglycerides (LCTs).
A study published in the International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders found that when MCTs replaced LCTs in the diets of overweight women, they were less likely to gain weight.
Plus, its high smoking point makes coconut oil great for just about every dish, from eggs to stir-frys.
And at roughly 117 calories per tablespoon, it's close in calories to olive oil—just be sure you keep antioxidant-rich olive oil in your cooking rotation, also.

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