There is a lot of hot air in the news, as different miracle products are debated and revered across the world. However, one that has always been the top of any health conscious individual’s list is coconut oil. Labelled as both superfood and functional food, more and more people are turning to this fat and using it for a variety of reasons. As the diet industry changes and brings with it the new Paleo diets, many people are looking to replace the solidity of butter with something else.
Lactose intolerance grows annually too, and coconuts provide dairy free alternatives that have raised the profile of this food to interest the health conscious public.
Previously all dieters were warned off consuming saturated fats, since they are deemed to cause high cholesterol and can lead to heart problems. However coconut oil primarily consists of saturated fats, but the body burns the oil in a way that reduces the risk; meaning the health giving properties of this type of oil are considered revelatory. More details about the ‘good’ fats in coconut oil are below.
What Are The Benefits Of Using Coconut Oil?
A remedy for various ills from tooth cavities to cancer and from Alzheimer’s to thyroid problems, coconut oil is gaining some very positive exposure in the mainstream press, and it boasts a wealth of antibacterial, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties that have been used by some for many years.
People suffering from candida or IBS will find relief in the microbial benefits of coconut oil, which when ingested helps to balance gut flora.
Due to the correlated side effects of many illnesses, people using the marvel oil have found it gives them more energy, reverses depression, negative though patterns and anxieties, whilst being an important part of reducing cholesterol levels and obesity.
Excess energy can be gained when using coconut oil regularly as part of a balanced diet, and it has a wealth of beauty giving properties too, such as softer skin, smoother cellulite, brighter eyes, nail and hair, and whiter teeth.
Also an effective regulator of hormones coconut oil helps to alleviate the absorption of iodine, which is linked to thyroid health. Just by including coconut oil in your diet, you can increase your chances of reversing thyroid and other hormonal issues to promote a healthier and happier hormonal system.
Coconut oil is rich in medium chain triglycerides, which are metabolized in a different way to other fats. This means that it can also have therapeutic effects on brain disorders and mental health conditions such as dementia, Alzheimer’s and even depression and anxiety.
These same medium chain triglycerides help you to burn fat, even when you’re not exercising. According to a recent study 15-30 grams of medium chain triglycerides included in the diet daily, ensured an additional calorie burn of up to 120 over a 24 hour period. Literally eating yourself healthy becomes possible when including coconut oil in the diet. That means up to a huge 5% more calories are expended simply by including coconut oil. For those affected by the increasing obesity pandemic, this means potentially embarking on significant weight loss over sustained time periods.
Coconut oil also contains ketones, which have become popular in recent years as part of slimming tablets. Usually we hear about raspberry ketones, which act as appetite suppressants, and help to accelerate dieting. As such, coconut oil is a successful way to actually reduce hunger, making you eat less.
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