Faudzil @ Ajak

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9 December 2014

HEALTHY EATING - Coconut oil

From beating sugar cravings to aiding weight loss, there are more benefits of coconut oil than most of us may realise.

Coconut oil
Until recently, coconut oil was frowned upon by health professionals because it contains a high level of saturated fat. Research now shows the saturated fat in coconut oil consists mainly of medium-chain fatty acids, which the body can quickly digest and convert into energy. These acids are metabolised differently to other fats and are not stored as body fat.
Including coconut oil in your daily diet can increase metabolism and enhance weight loss. It's ideal for cooking, due to its stability at high temperatures. It's perfect for roasting vegetables or adding to Asian-style stir-fries or smoothies. This tropical trooper comes with a host of health benefits.

Nutritionist Lisa Guy says:

“A healthy oil to cook with as it has a high smoking point, meaning it won't turn into a harmful trans-fat at high temperatures. Coconut oil also has anti-fungal actions, making it beneficial for treating candida.”
Source: http://www.bodyandsoul.com.au/

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