The benefits of coconut oil

Coconut oil has become increasingly popular over the past few years. It’s beginning to become a household must-have product. With so many varied and great benefits of coconut oil we can really start to feel the effects once introducing it into our daily routine. To date, there are over 1,500 studies proving coconut oil to be one of the healthiest foods on the planet. Coconut oil benefits and uses go beyond what most people realise. Here are just a few of those benefits:

Reduce your hunger
The fatty acids in coconut oil can significantly reduce your appetite. A study of 14 healthy men discovered that those who ate the most Coconut oil within their diet at breakfast ate significantly fewer calories at lunch!

Boosts your brain function
Coconut oil contains easy absorption fats called medium chain triglycerides (What a mouthful! Shortened to MCT) In return this improves cognitive function.

Lowers your cholesterol and helps Burn more calories
Coconut oil tends to increase the ‘good’ cholesterol. It contains auric acid which improves exercise performance.More energy means more calories burnt! It produces a longer sustained energy and increases your metabolism. Did you know that today, many triathletes will use coconut oil as their source of fuel during training and races for long distance events. You can make a homemade energy fuel by mixing coconut oil, raw honey and chia seeds together. Simply put together 1 TBSP of each and consume 30 minutes prior to exercise.

Healthier hair and moisture
The fatty acids in coconut oil will soften your locks when used as conditioner and help dry scalp conditions. Coconut oil can also be used as eye cream, make up remover and massage oil. It’s great for eczema and dry skin on babies too.

So why not go grab yourself some coconut oil and start feeling the effects!

 

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