Coconut oil contains MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides) are saturated fats with 6–12 carbon chain length. Long-chain fatty acids (LCFAs) have 13 to 21 carbon chain length. Thus, the medium-chain triglycerides in coconut oil can influence the body differently and have direct effects on energy and heat production within the body , . Some studies in obese peoples and people with coronary disease show that eating coconut oil reduced waist size , , . However, there was no effect of coconut oil on body weight. Studies also show that the MCTs in coconut oil may also provide appetite suppressing effects compared to other fats , , , .
The mechanism behind coconut oil and waist size reduction can be because of its metabolism boosting effects. In fact, coconut oil has no direct impact on body weight. When you ingest MCTs, they enter the mitochondria and produce heat and energy. As a result, you will burn more calories.
The MCTs in coconut oil are transported to the liver and used in the processing of energy and heat production. MCTs have appetite suppressing effects and can decrease your waist size.
The MCTs in coconut oil may aid in the reduction of waist size and appetite. This could be because of how your body metabolises fat. However, coconut oil is a natural source of MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides).
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