If winter weight gain has you down, try adding a little coconut milk to your next meal. Research suggests that the medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA) found in coconut milk may help speed up your metabolism and even promote weight loss.
One 2008 study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that subjects who consumed meals containing MCFAs lost twice as much weight as those that didn't. Just be sure to read labels—not all coconut milk is the same, and some brands are very high in calories. (We love So Delicious' Original Fermented Coconut Milk—which also contains plenty of weight-loss promoting healthy bacteria—with only 70 calories per cup).