Coconut oil has positive benefits in reducing body fat. It contains short and medium-chain fatty acids that can rev up the body’s metabolism. It is also easy to digest and aids the healthy functioning of the thyroid, which is critical to metabolism and weight loss, and enzyme systems. It also increases the body’s metabolism by removing stress on the pancreas, which means the body a will have a bigger supply of energy to burn body fat. Pure coconut oil (not hydrogenated) is one of the best options for a cooking oil, because it is highly stable under heat. This makes it much less inflammatory to your body compared to other oils like soybean oil, corn oil, or other vegetable oils.