Why Coconut Oil?

Coconut oil is great for your health. Here are 5 reasons why:

  1. Coconut oil contains short-term medium-chain saturated fatty acids (MCFAs), which is a “healthy” form saturated fat compared to trans fat. Trans fatty acid consumption is linked with heart problems, depression and increased cholesterol levels. Our body metabolizes MCFA in the liver, immediately converting this into energy (fuel for the brain and muscle function) rather than it being stored as fat.
  2. Coconut oil is easy to digest and protects the body from insulin resistance. Try coconut oil for fat loss start by adding one teaspoon to your diet and gradually work you’re way up to four teaspoons per day.
  3. If you suffer from poor digestion or bloating try adding coconut oil to your diet. Coconut oil has been found to benefit digestive disorders including irritable bowel syndrome and stomach bugs. Fatty acids in coconut oil contain anti microbial properties, which have a soothing affect on bacteria, candida, or parasites that cause poor digestion.
  4. Consuming 2 tablespoons of coconut oil per day will speed up your metabolism! A fat metabolism helps boost the body’s immune system and stop your from gaining body fat.
  5. Instead of reaching for the candy jar for an afternoon sweet hit, try eating a teaspoon of virgin coconut oil to beat sugar cravings. Good quality fat is more satiating than carbs, so if you cut down on sugar you will feel less ‘ravenous’. Most of us do not realize but constant hunger is a major clue that your body is not being fed correctly. With the proper amounts of fats and protein, you can fuel your energy reserves properly, and come off the sugar roller coaster.