Coconut oil has been steadily gaining popularity over the last amount of years, and with good reason. It contains many health benefits from boosting the immune system, increasing mineral absorption, anti-aging effects and most entertaining stimulating the metabolism aiding weight loss! Sounds good doesn't it. As it becomes more beloved with athletes and celebrities alike you can expect to hear a lot more about the astonishing health benefits of coconut oil!
A salutary Fat That Helps You Burn Fat!
While it's true that over 90% of coconut oil's fatty acids are saturated fat they are not the same as the saturated fat found in animal products and beyond doubt the main conjecture it's so healthy. The saturated fats in coconut come from medium-chain-triglycerides (Mct) which the body does not readily store as fat. Instead the body prefers to use Mct as a source of fuel, meaning you will burn them for energy rather than store them as fat or have them attach to the walls of your arteries. Mct are shorter than the long-chain-triglycerides (Lct) found in other fats and oils and wish less work to breakdown making a quick and sufficient energy source.
The good news doesn't stop there. The rapid digestion of Mct within the body has a thermogenic, or calorie burning, supervene which can beyond doubt help you to burn more fat also the ones you get from the oil it's self, speeding up your metabolism! Of policy you still need to be eating salutary and exercising commonly to get the benefits.
What About Cholesterol?
Once again, unlike saturated fat from meat, the saturated fat in coconut oil beyond doubt raises levels of good (Hdl) cholesterol. Coconut oil's effects on health can be seen in the people of the Philippines and Asia where it has been the main source of dietary fat for thousands of years while the people remain slim with obesity and heart disease being rare. So whatever who dismisses coconut oil because of it's saturated fat article clearly hasn't done their research.
Coconut oil has a natural antibiotic supervene in the body killing the bad bacteria without damaging the good bacteria, helping to voice a salutary gut. A salutary gut is directly associated to the condition of widespread health.
It also helps to boost the immune law due to its high attention of lauric acid and caprylic acid, fatty acids which possess antibacterial, antimicrobial and antiviral properties so potent that they are being studied in healing trials for their possible to treat Hiv/Aids. Coconut oil also increases the absorption of minerals calcium (strong bones) and magnesium (nerve function and teenage skin) as well as amino acids (for lean muscle) from the foods we consume.
How To Use
Coconut oil can be used in place of any other fats or vegetable oils from an alternative to butter or for cooking and baking. It has a very mild taste and being solid at room temperature it has the same texture and consistency as butter. By making this straightforward switch you can beyond doubt aid weight loss thanks to the Mtc.
When it comes to cooking, coconut oil is quite maybe the best selection as it has a high smoke point (the heat it can tolerate before becoming damaged) unlike unsaturated vegetable oils which become unhealthy and damaged when exposed to high heats (think sunflower oil or rapeseed oil). While there are other vegetable oils such as extra virgin olive oil which are very salutary and full of heart and skin salutary antioxidants they are best kept for salads or added to foods after they have been cooked as they too can become damaged at high heats.
You can even use coconut oil topically on dry skin or to help soothe sun burnt skin while speeding up the healing process. It can also help to heighten the condition of the hair by minimising protein loss (which leaves hair dry and brittle) and helps to soothe dry scalp conditions such as dandruff.
While coconut oil beyond doubt offers many health benefits it's foremost to note that it is a fat and all fats, good or bad are high in calories. A tablespoon of coconut oil contains about 120 calories. You can still enjoy all of the benefits of salutary fats as long as you use in moderation and factor the fat into your total calorie intake.
Buying Coconut Oil
When buying coconut oil the health food shop is your best bet. Look for virgin and if possible organic coconut oil but most importantly, make sure the brand you pick says:
Expect to hear a lot more about coconut oil in the hereafter as its many health benefits continue to be discovered...and especially if you're talking to me for more than five minutes.
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