Eating healthy is an important part of life, but you don’t need me to tell you that! Did you know however, that cooking with coconut oil instead of conventional alternatives such as canola, vegetable, or olive oil can be a great way to reap extra health benefits?
There are all sorts of ways that coconut oil can be better for you than using other types, scroll through the list below to learn some of them!
It can help you lose weight
The fatty acids in coconut oil are a great way to increase energy usage, keep you feeling full and ultimately help you lose weight. It’s also rich in medium chain triglycerides, which work wonders at speeding up your metabolism.
It can fight against infections
Lauric acid is the most abundant kind of fatty acid in coconut oil. It also happens to be an efficient killer of microbes such as bacteria, fungi, or pathogens. So if you’re prone to getting sick, cooking with coconut oil is a wonderful way to fight off pathogens!
It prevents heart disease
Heart disease is a common killer that you should be aware of and take steps to prevent. Luckily, using coconut oil in your recipes is an amazing way to prevent the disease. Yet another benefit of the fatty acids in the oil can help to increase your blood lipid profile, and even reduce high cholesterol.
It improves your digestive process
Coconuts and coconut oil in particular can also improve digestion by helping your body to absorb vitamins, calcium, and magnesium. It also fights against bad bacteria and candida in your stomach, which can help to reduce stomach ulcers.
It prevents symptoms of aging
Coconut oil can help to slow aging by improving your levels of antioxidants, according to a scientific study in the medical journal, Food and Function. It can also help to reduce stress on your liver. Just grab some berries that are rich in anti-oxidants, drizzle them with coconut oil and enjoy them for breakfast!
It’s great for hormone balance
Coconut oil works wonders for women after menopause. Because it’s a great source of saturated fat and lauric acid, it helps to keep your estrogen levels in balance. Just be sure to load it up with some avocado, flax seeds and ghee!
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