Researchers Conclude That Daily Consumption Of Coconut Oil Results In A Slimmer Waist

The quest for health, fitness and weight loss is a huge industry, we all want to look and feel good, and will do most anything to achieve our ideal weight. When I came across this article on how "Researchers Conclude That Daily Consumption Of Coconut Oil Results In A Slimmer Waist," I had to read further, as I have heard so many positive things about coconut oil lately, that I wanted to know more.

Coconut oil is so great as it contains medium chain fatty acids (MCT's), which are different from longer chain acids (LCT's). The difference between the two is that LCT's store in the body as fat, whereas MCT's burn up quickly in the body. Coconut oil is natures richest source of MCT's that increase metabolic rates and lead to weight loss. MCT's raise the body's metabolism leading to weight loss, but also have special health giving properties as well. The lauric oil found in coconut milk is similar to fats in mothers milk, so coconuts are the only food source outside of mothers milk that contains auric oil, this is definitely a good thing.

Coconuts are know for their great versatility as seen in the many uses throughout the world. Coconuts oil and milk are most often used in cooking and frying, the oil is also used in soaps and cosmetics. The husk leaves can be used to make a variety of products for furnishings and decorating. In cooking the oil can be used for frying, cooking and making margarine. The flesh can be dried and used in confections, desserts and as filling in chocolate bars, a popular coconut cookie is a macaroon. Coconut milk is popular in curries and savory dishes, and can be sweetened and whipped (when cooled) for a healthy whipped cream alternative. Coconut can also be made into coconut sugar, also a healthy alternative to white sugar.

Coconut milk is obtained by extracting juice by pressing the grated coconut white kernel or by passing hot water or milk through some grated coconut, which then extracts the oil and its aromatic compounds. When left in the refrigerator and left to set, the coconut cream will rise to the top and separate from the coconut milk. If you are looking for a healthy alternative to whipped cream topping, you'll want to try making some whipped coconut cream topping. Start by placing a can of coconut milk in the refrigerator and leaving it there until well chilled. Then open the can of coconut milk, it will be firm, with a waxy layer on top. Scoop out the firm layer of coconut cream that has solidified on the top of the can, leaving the water at the bottom of the can (you can use the coconut water for smoothies, or to drink on its own). Then place the cream in the bowl of a stand mixer, or a large bowl. Mix the coconut cream on high speed, or with a hand mixer for approximately 3 to 5 minutes. Whip until the cream becomes fluffy and light with soft peaks, mix in sugar or vanilla if you are using.

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