VCO as Metabolism Booster
There is no doubt that Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) is a healthy fat, and it is widely promoted for weight management. Coconut oil has the incredible ability to prevent fat accumulation, stimulate metabolism, and curb hunger.
Virgin coconut oil keeps your metabolic rate raised for 24 hours after consumption. This allows a greater amount of fat burning and raises your energy rate. Studies show that fatty acids in coconut oil (called medium-chain triglycerides or MCTs) are short and water-soluble in structure.
This allows the body to absorb these fatty acids faster. After digestion, MCTs travel to the liver where they are immediately used for energy.
The thermic effect of food (TEF) is the amount of energy used for digestion. Along with your resting metabolic rate and the effect of exercise, the TEF is one of the components that make up your metabolism.
While the actual value of the TEF will vary based on different components (ie. proteins generate a higher TEF than carbohydrates or fats), a commonly used estimate of TEF is approximately 10 percent of your caloric intake. This means if you eat a 500 calorie meal, it will take 50 calories to digest that food (which is 10 percent of the meal).
And this is where things get interesting.
Studies reveal that by adding MCTs to a meal, you can increase your TEF by up to 50 percent, meaning your original value of 10 percent will now skyrocket up to 15 percent.
Thus, increased TEF means increased metabolism.
Aside from eating a well-balanced diet, regular exercise, and adequate sleep, you can rev up your metabolism by taking supplements. Add NutraBod with the benefits of VCO in your daily regimen supplementation!
NutraBod is an adult dietary supplement soft gel capsule that comes with a boost of Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) to increase absorption of antioxidants in the body.