Coconut Oil – Superfood!
There’s been a huge frenzy around coconut oil, everyone seems to be buying it. Whether it’s for cooking, using on hair, or oil pulling, people are buying it and probably don’t realise how beneficial it really is.
Coconut oil is a saturated fat, demonized in the past, however we now know for sure it is completely fine to consume, providing a brilliant source of energy with no link to heart disease. The type of fat in coconut oil (MCT’s) are sent straight to the liver and turned into ketones. Ketones are key for brain function!
There is suggestion coconut oil can make you lose weight. MCT’s have shown to increase the amount of calories you burn per day by a good 5%. In addition, coconut oil has slight appetite suppressing qualities due to the ketones formed. Winner!
Your blood is important, right? Well coconut oil has been found to increase the good cholesterol (HDL) and convert the harmful cholesterol (LDL). There are populations in the world who consume coconut as a regular addition to their diet. The Tokelau consume 60% of their intake from coconuts and eat saturated fat like it’s going out of fashion. Guess what? No heart disease.
Finally, its also been shown to help with dry skin, hair health, protection from the sun, a mouthwash.
It is good to see people jumping on a healthy bandwagon for a change!