The secret of staying lean as you age is inside a coconut
There’s no shying away from it – as you age your metabolism slows, making it harder to stay lean the older you get. But help could be at hand from coconuts, according to a new study published in the journal Cell Metabolism. Research at the University of Copenhagen found that a diet high in medium-chain fatty acids – of which coconut oil is one of the richest sources – postponed ageing processes in mice, including weight gain (a separate Princeton University study has shown that rodents’ physical responses accurately predicts those of humans). The fatty acids in coconut oil also help to increase your levels of ‘good’ HDL cholesterol and reduce the risk of high blood pressure. So for fat loss, use a high-intensity kettlebell circuit to fire up your metabolism and let the coconuts continue the good work.