Ways To Use Coconut Oil For Weight Loss That You Probably Haven’t Tried
Written by: Brandi Monasco
Coconut oil is one of the best additions to a healthy weight loss plan. According to Authority Nutrition, there are many health benefits to consuming coconut oil and amazing results you can get when you include it as a dietary staple.
Unusual Ways You Can Use Coconut Oil For Weight Loss
1. Add Coconut Oil To Your Coffee
Adding coconut oil to your morning coffee can help suppress your appetite. Research has shown that adding MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides) – like the ones found in coconut oil – to your diet every morning, they can help promote weight loss.
Simply add a tablespoon or two of coconut oil to your coffee and be sure to stir until the coconut oil is melted.
2. Replace Vegetable Oil And Butter With Coconut Oil
When you replace your cooking vegetable oil with coconut oil, you can easily benefit from its appetite-suppressing and fat-burning properties.
3. Acts As An Energy Booster
Coconut oil can boost your energy levels and metabolism when you eat a tablespoon full of it. It can relieve you from the feeling of fatigue and sluggishness during the day and help to make you feel more active.
Another great way to use coconut oil as an energy booster is to add it to your smoothies and shakes. You will feel a surge of energy along with all the fat-burning qualities that come with it.
4. Control Blood Sugar Level
Eat about one teaspoon or 2 teaspoons of coconut oil 30 minutes before each meal to help control your blood sugar levels and suppress hunger.
5. Use To Make Nut Butter
Add coconut oil to two blended cups of your favorite nuts to make your own nut butter. Include cinnamon for more effective weight loss.
6. Use On Popcorn
Coconut oil can be melted and drizzled on popcorn for a tasty treat. You can also sprinkle it on your favorite vegetable for a great side dish.
7. Use To Make Homemade Chocolates
Melt coconut oil and add a bit of raw honey and cacao for more flavor. Mix very well and place into ice cube trays and place in freezer until hardened (or just enjoy them soft!).
8. Enjoy As A Drink
Mix melted coconut oil with raw honey and a little turmeric powder for a sweet tooth treat. You can also add coconut oil to a warm cup of milk for a pleasant drink with serious health benefits.
9. Use As A Syrup
For an effective weight loss, mix coconut oil, raw honey and lemon juice in warm water and drink first thing in the morning.
Coconut oil has gotten a pretty bad rep over the past few years because of some bad press and misunderstanding. But what many people don’t realize is that it’s a very healthy oil that can be used for a variety of things, everything from weight loss to cooking and skin health to hair health.
Have you ever used coconut oil around the home? What is your favorite way to use it? Comment below!
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Brandi Monasco is a freelance writer, graphic designer and social media manager from Texas. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts and has recently found a new love for health and nutrition.
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