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It may sound strange to say that a fat will help you lose weight, but it makes more sense than you think. Although much of the current medical establishment is pushing “low-fat” and “no-fat” diets for cholesterol control and weight loss, our bodies require a certain
amount of fat intake to maintain optimum health. Dietary fats are necessary for the transportation of fat soluble vitamins such as Vitamins A, E and D; the transportation of cholesterol to the brain (the brain requires some cholesterol to function properly) as well as to keep the skin supple and the hair healthy.
in most of the fats in our diets, and thus are less likely to be stored as fat. Additional benefits of coconut oil for weight loss include: 1. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported a study that showed medium-chain fatty acids were three times more effective at raising the metabolism than long-chain fatty acids. Replacing long-chain fatty acids with medium-chain fatty acids was an effective
method for weight loss, according to the research. Another study reported in this journal supported this conclusion, indicating that medium-chain fatty acids increase metabolism and help burn off stored fat.