Certain fats are needed for optimal health benefits and have been deemed essential fatty acids, such as omega-3 fatty acids. Different types of fats, such as monounsaturated fats, are associated with differences in fat metabolism than saturated fats.
COCONUT OIL VS OLIVE OIL FOR APPETITE SUPPRESSION?
- Researchers compared extra virgin olive oil for appetite suppression to extra virgin coconut oil.
- Researchers found extra virgin coconut oil had a suppressive effect on appetite in normal-weight men compared to extra virgin olive oil.
- No differences in energy expenditure were noted between the groups.
- Extra virgin coconut oil compared to extra virgin olive oil may have a suppressive effect on hunger.
Certain fats are needed for optimal health benefits and have been deemed essential fatty acids, such as omega-3 fatty acids. Different types of fats, such as monounsaturated fats, are associated with differences in fat metabolism than saturated fats. (Seidell, 1998; van Marken Lichtenbelt et al., 1997)
HEALTHY COOKING OILS FOR WEIGHT LOSS OILS
Many people use olive oil and coconut oil as healthy fats. The use of different fats has been discussed previously in Evidence Based Muscle. To date, extra virgin olive oil, avocado oil (i.e., rich in monounsaturated fats), and extra virgin coconut oil (i.e., rich in saturated fat) are the most commonly used fats to enhance fat loss. MCT oil found in coconut oil vs. olive oil for fat loss is a hot weight loss topic.
MCT OIL vs OLIVE OIL FOR APPETITE SUPPRESSION
MCTs (medium chain triglycerides) found in coconut oil (i.e., commonly used on ketogenic diets) have been found to increase calories burned and reduce appetite. (Maher & Clegg, 2019; St-Onge et al., 2003)
MCTs are broken down into three fatty acid categories: Caproic acid (C6:0), Caprylic acid (C8:0), and Capric acid (C10:0). C8 is the MCT that seems to have the most beneficial effects for metabolism. C8 is most abundant in coconut oil (6.8%) and palm kernel oil (3.3%).
Extra virgin coconut oil has been found to acute increase calories burned and reduce appetite. (Valente et al., 2018) Many people will mix MCT oils in their foods, and can be used as a salad dressing.
Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), commonly used on the Mediterranean diet, has also been shown to reduce appetite and increase calories burned.(Galvão Cândido et al., 2018; Soares et al., 2004). With the many similarities between coconut oil and olive oil, many people want to know whether coconut oil is better than olive oil for weight loss.
Researchers compared EVOO and EVCO to determine if one was superior to the other for controlling appetite. They tested both normal and overweight men and measured appetite scores and hormones related to appetite suppression after consuming the two oils. The subjects had the breakfast listed below, but they soaked their bread in the two oils.