“Getting an adequate amount of fat in the diet is essential for effective and permanent weight loss. When people get hungry soon after a meal, they tend to overeat at the next.” - Dr. Bruce Fife, N.D.
We’ve decided to delve a little deeper into the world of coconut yoghurt and find out it’s yummy health benefits. Don’t worry, we’ve done all the research and put together a ‘Top 5’ list of why coconut yoghurt is SO good for you!!
1. Coconuts are full of good fats
Let’s talk about fat! It can be a bit of a scary topic for some but we wanted to bust this case wide open and discuss the medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) that makes up the bulk of coconut oil. Did you know, researchers at McGill University, in Quebec, Canada are now advocating MCTs to help prevent obesity? The study found that MCT consumption lead to a greater loss of Adipose Tissue stores compared with a diet rich in long-chain triglycerides (LCTs) 1. This is due to the fact that MCTs have a fast rate of oxidation which results in an increase in energy expenditure and a decrease in body weight gain 2,3.
2. It satisfies those nasty cravings
Have you ever thought you might not be eating ENOUGH fat?! Fat is a great nutrient that aids in permanent weight loss, as it helps satisfy you for longer. Trials were conducted on the consumption of MCTs and their satiety in human eating habits in comparison to LCTs. It was found that those who ate MCTs improved their satiety and decreased their food consumption 4.
3. Coconut yoghurt can improve weight loss
The results are in! Studies reveal that coconut oil can help increase weight loss. A trial was conducted on 114 patients over a course of 6months to determine the role coconut oil plays in the tug of war battle that can be losing weight. This study revealed that including coconut oil in a diet significantly decreased body mass, body mass index, neck circumference and waste circumference 5.
4. COYO® is great for your gut health
COYO® coconut yoghurt contain a healthy dose of probiotics. Research shows that probiotics can improving gut health, protect against infections, reduce the risk of colon cancer and low density lipoproteins (LDL) whilst improving the LDL and high density lipoprotein balance 6.
5. It fights nasty bacteria
Winter is coming! We are pretty excited though, as studies show that coconut has a range of great health benefits that are great at fighting off nasty bacteria. Coconut oil is has been found to be super effective at fighting off disease causing bacteria, viruses via disrupting the cell membrane, fungus by preventing spore germination and a great disinfectant 7.