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The Fab Fat

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Have heard coconut and coconut milk are off limits because of their high fat content?
Coconut is indeed high in saturated fat. (A half cup of shredded raw coconut contains 13 grams of fat, 12 of which are saturated). But that does not mean you should avoid it altogether. Those saturated fats are medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which unlike other saturated fats, do not get stored as fat. In fact, research indicates consuming MCTs can actually accelerate metabolism and fat loss. In a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2008, researchers found overweight subjects who consumed an oil entirely composed of MCTs and who reduced their overall caloric intake lost more weight and more body-fat than the control group, who were given olive oil, which primarily contains monounsaturated fats, so next time you are hankering for coconut don’t deny yourself this tropical treat. It may bring you one step closer to your beach-ready physique.


Author: veefitness

A qualified REPS Level 3 Personal Trainer who is passionate about helping others to achieve their goals of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Also a qualified Level 1 football and cricket coach.

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