Coconut oil has gotten a bad rap over the years – being touted as bad for you since it contains saturated fat. Recent studies show that coconut oil is actually beneficial for weight loss and overall health. As an HCG dieter, you may have a few questions as to whether or not you can have coconut oil on Phase 3.
Although federal dietary guidelines recommend consumers limit saturated fat to less than 10% of daily calories, nutritionists have noted that not all saturated fats are the same, which has caused scientists to backtrack on their previous reports against using coconut oil – making it a great choice for those on Phase 3 of the HCG Diet. There is a reason Coconut Oil made our HCGRecipes.com Top 10 Superfoods for HCG Phase 3
One of the best reasons to use coconut oil on Phase 3 is the taste it adds to food, particularly virgin coconut oil, during Phase 3 of the HCG Diet. The fact that it’s healthy, does not go rancid and is easy on the pocketbook just adds to its appeal. It’s been shown to be very useful in reducing weight because it contains short and medium-chain acids that help in removing excess weight by increasing body metabolism. Studies have shown that people in tropical coastal areas who primarily use coconut oil for cooking are normally not overweight, further proof that coconut oil can help you manage your weight. Vegans have particularly embraced using coconut oil since it can be used in place of butter.
More Health Benefits of eating Phase 3 Coconut Oil Recipes may include:
Hair and skin care
Improved kidney function
Prevent disease and improve heart function
May help decrease high blood pressure
Improved bone strength
May improve diabetes symptoms
Remember, Coconut oil isn’t recommended during HCG Phase 2
Recipes made with HCG Phase 3 Coconut oil tastes great, has all these health benefits AND helps you maintain weight on the HCG Diet? What’s not to love about coconut oil?
Wondering what other foods you can eat on Phase 3? Check out our HCG Diet Phase 3 Foods List!