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7 reasons why you should use coconut oil

Audrey Hurteau

Posted on January 29 2021

7 raisons pour lesquelles tu devrais utiliser de l’huile de coco

It is a misconception to believe that coconut oil is bad for you. People all over the world are experiencing the healthy benefits of using coconut oil. It is actually one of the healthiest oils you can consume. Here are the top seven reasons why you should use coconut oil as an alternative to other common cooking oils.

  1. Coconut oil doesn't turn into fat in your body.

Unlike many other common oils, like corn, coconut oil will not make you fat. Coconut oil contains medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which are easy fuel for the body to burn, without turning to fat. Most other cooking oils and fats contain long-chain triglycerides (LCTs). LCTs are usually stored as fat. Since coconut oil is an LCT, it is more easily absorbed and converted to energy more quickly.

People in the tropics have incorporated coconuts as a traditional staple in their diet for centuries. They consume large quantities of coconut oil every day. Instead of getting fat, it helps them stay healthy, slim and sometimes trim 😊. When they switch from coconut oil to our modern oils, they develop the obesity and health problems that our modern society faces.

Other people who have known this truth for a long time are people who are in the animal feed business. When cattle are fed vegetable oil, they weigh and produce more fatty meat. When they are fed coconut oil, they become very lean.

  1. Coconut oil increases your metabolism.

Not only does coconut oil convert to energy faster in your body, it increases your metabolism, which promotes weight loss. Because it boosts your metabolism, it helps your body burn fat more efficiently.

Coconut oil can triple your calorie intake. Because coconut oil is an MCT, it is converted to energy so quickly that it creates a lot of heat. In a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, mct burns three times more calories for six hours after a meal than LCT.

The February 15, 2005 issue of Woman's World magazine reported that coconut oil is the "underground secret to high metabolism."

This is great news for people with thyroid problems, as coconut oil improves the sluggish thyroid by stimulating the production of extra thyroid hormone. Most other common oils, such as vegetable (sy) and corn have been shown to inhibit thyroid function.

  1. Coconut oil contains omega 3 fatty acids.

Most cooking oils contain omega 6 fatty acids, something we get way too much of in the US. Our omega 6 to omega 3 ratio should be 1:1, but it is more like 50:1. We need to drastically reduce our omega 6 oils and consume a lot more omega 3 oils to be healthy. And coconut oil is full of these healthy omega 3 fatty acids.

  1. Coconut oil gives you energy.

Because of the healthy omega 3 fatty acids and the fact that it increases metabolism, most people who switch to coconut oil feel an extra burst of energy in their daily lives.

This is because coconut oil is nature's richest source of medium chain triglycerides (MCT), which increase metabolic rates and lead to weight loss. MCT promote thermogenesis, which increases the body's metabolism, producing energy.

This is because coconut oil is nature's richest source of medium chain triglycerides (MCT), which increase metabolic rates and lead to weight loss. MCT promote thermogenesis, which increases the body's metabolism, producing energy. Many people with chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia have found that adding coconut oil and coconut to their diet is helpful.

  1. One of the best things you can use on your skin and hair is coconut oil.

Coconut oil is one of the best things that you can apply directly on your skin and hair. It gives temporary relief to skin problems like rashes. It helps to heal and restore the skin to a more youthful appearance. It has also been known to help with people who suffer from yeast infections in the skin, as well as many other skin problems.

Not only does it soften and smooth your skin, coconut oil has antioxidant properties that protect the skin from free radical damage. Coconut oil makes a great massage oil too.

  1. Coconut oil has healthy benefits that most other oils do not.

Evidence is mounting that coconut oil has antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral effects when consumed and used topically on the skin.

Most oils oxidize and go rancid very quickly, causing free radical damage in our bodies. Coconut oil is not easily oxidized and does not cause harmful free radical damage like polyunsaturated vegetable oils. Free radical damage is thought to be responsible for many conditions in our bodies, from arthritis to increased susceptibility to cancers.

Coconut oil also helps our bodies absorb other nutrients more efficiently, such as vitamin E.

  1. Coconut oil is one of the best oils you can use for cooking.

It has a higher smoke point than olive oil, which means it can take higher temperatures better. There are several healthy omega 3 oils that we can choose to consume, such as flax and olive oil, but they don't do well under the high heat we use for cooking. Coconut oil can be used at higher cooking temperatures.

It is harder for coconut oil to go rancid, unlike other cooking oils, which are usually rancid long before you even get them home. Rancid oils cause free radical damage in the body, which is one of the main causes of cancer. Coconut oil is stable for over a year at room temperature.

Because of the misinformation we have been given for years, we have lost out on the healthy benefits that coconut oil has given to people in the tropics for centuries. But now it has been rediscovered! Coconut oil is so effective, it won't be long before we see coconut oil supplements promoted, but you can get the jump on the popular crowd and start eating and cooking with coconut oil today!

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