7 Ways a Spoonful of Coconut Oil will Boost your Health

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5. Burns more fat overall
The type of fat found in this oil is a thermogenic—a food that boosts the body’s rate of energy burn. Other thermogenic foods include chili pepper, horseradish, ginger, and turmeric. In one study, participants consuming MCFAs (the fat found in coconut oil) burned 5% more calories per day [3]—that’s an extra 90 calories per day if you consume about 1800 calories daily. Try recipes with coconut oil like Crockpot Skinny Lemon Chicken and Clean Eating Mexican Corn on the Cob.

6. Suppresses the appetite
Those MCFAs will also help you feel more satisfied after eating, so you’re less likely to make unhealthy snack choices. Snack the satisfying way with coconut oil recipes like No Bake Chocolate Coconut Macaroons or Oat Date Bars.

7. Builds beautiful skin
This superfood oil offers antioxidants that protect skin from wrinkle-forming free radicals, which are rogue molecules that damage other cells. Treat your skin to DIY Shea-Coconut Oil Body Butter or check out this DIY Soothing Mask.

Resources

[1] U.S. Library of Medicine
[2] U.S. Library of Medicine
[3] U.S. Library of Medicine

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