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The Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

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  Coconut oil is experiencing a popularity boom all over the world [1] right now. Not only is it delicious and great to use in the kitchen, it has also gained a reputation as something of a miracle-cure for a number of ailments. However, when something is hyped as much as coconut oil is, the truth can sometimes get lost amongst the myths [2], which ultimately works against the credibility of the substance. Here, therefore, are some tried, tested, and proven health benefits of coconut oil. Coconut Oil Boosts Your Immune System Coconut oil contains a lot of a substance […]

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Coconut Oil and Weight Loss

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As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist I’m often asked, “What can I eat to lose weight?” I know it’s shocking but my answer always includes eating healthy fats like coconut oil. Too often, people associate eating fat with being fat. Which isn’t the case at all! Healthy fats are essential for nutrient absorption, muscle growth and increasing satiety which means more fat loss. What’s even more special about coconut oil is that most foods contain long chain fatty acids, whereas coconut oil consists mostly of medium chain triglycerides (MCT’s). So what’s so special about these medium chain triglycerides when it comes […]

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Top 5 Evidence Based Weight Loss Tips

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With the New Year underway, many of us are putting our will power and resolutions to the test. Diet and weight loss may be number one on your list of goals for 2015 and if so, make sure that you’re doing this the healthy way. Years ago when I first started trying to lose weight and do “crash diets,” I would end up hungry, tired, and eventually hitting a plateau. After doing my own research, I learned that going to almost zero carbohydrates, taking out all healthy fats from my diet, and spending hours on exercise was not the way […]

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