1. Coconut oil burns fat.
Yes! Coconut oil is a powerful source of medium-chain triglycerides, which go straight to the liver to be used as energy, or to be turned into "ketone bodies", which have a therapeutic effect on the brain. The super-healthy fatty acids found in coconut oil aren't stored as fat in the body-- they actually help your body to release stored fat. Eating coconut oil daily can help your body to burn an extra 120 calories or more per day. Win!
2. Coconut oil eaters are among the healthiest people on the planet.
The people who eat the most coconut oil, the Tokelauans and Kitavans, have no evidence of heart disease, and are in excellent health.
3. It boosts your immune system
The Lauric acid found in coconut oil makes it anti-fungal and anti-bacterial. This kills off potential viruses and infections, helping you to stay healthy all year round.
4. Coconut oil helps you to eat less.
Due to the essential fatty acids, coconut oil causes you to feel satisfied and full when you eat it. Studies show that eating coconut oil for breakfast causes people to eat less for lunch, consuming on average 256 fewer calories per day than their non-coconut oil eating friends.
5. Coconut oil reduces cholesterol levels.
Because of the high level of saturated fats, many people steer clear of coconut oil. However, recent studies have found that saturated fats do not cause high cholesterol. They actually cause a rise in good cholesterol (HDL) and a fall in LDL (not so good cholesterol). Consuming coconut oil can lead to a lower risk of heart disease.
6. Coconut oil helps brain function
The essential fatty acids in coconut oil have been found to increase brain function and have a therapeutic effect on the brain. It is now being used as a treatment for Alzheimer's and Epilepsy patients.
7. Coconut oil can be used for cosmetic purposes
Coconut oil can be used topically on the body as sunscreen, moisturiser, nappy rash cream, shaving cream, conditioner, toothpaste, mouthwash, and many other cosmetic purposes to deeply condition and nourish the body from the outside. Plus it smells divine!
Make sure you choose raw, cold-pressed coconut oil for best results.
Here's to your health!