I have started LCHF way of eating a few days back. Had few issues initially and now trying to settle 🙂 ! One of my struggle is to get used to Coconut oil. I am a North Indian and we never use coconut oil in cooking 🙁
While I am trying to adjust to coconut oil, I remind myself how good it is. So I thought I should remind everyone else also 😛 , especially if you are looking to lose weight !
Why is Coconut Oil Good For you?
Coconut Oil has unique composition of Fatty Acids
Coconut oil has short-medium chain saturated fatty acids i.e MCFA that makes it a healthy saturated fat. Unlike trans fat which cause bad cholesterol and heart diseases, MFCA fats are great for human body. Our body metabolizes these fats in the liver and converts them into energy rather than storing as fat.
If you suffer from poor digestion or bloating, coconut is the solution . Coconut water helps to ease bloating, read it here. Coconut oil can ease bowel movements. Fatty acids in coconut contain anti microbial properties that work on bacteria that interfere with digestion.
Controls Sugar Cravings
Causes Weight Loss
If you can’t believe it, pinch yourself 😉 . Hold your breathe before you read any further. Coconut Oil is known to reduce abdominal obesity. Coconut Oil is easy to digest and does not cause insulin hike in blood. Just add 1 teaspoon of coconut oil to begin and gradually increase it to 4 teaspoons per day. Give this a try and buzz me about your progress, I will be happy to know 🙂
Prevents Type 2 Diabetes
Coconut oil protects against insulin resistance and thus reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes. MCFA fats get converted into energy reducing the fat deposition in body and hence improves insulin sensitivity.
Coconut is a wonderful moisturizer for skin . It strengthens skin’s connective tissues and which prevents sagging and wrinkles. Its a boon for dry skinned ladies. Use it daily on your face and body and glow 🙂 virgin coconut oil with no additives.
Boosts Metabolism and Immunity
Coconut oil contains Lauric acid, Caprylic acid and Capric acid which have antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties. Thus coconut oil can help heal your body from minor infections and increase your immunity.
According to a research, participants who consumed two tablespoons of coconut oil every day burned more calories than those who consumed less. This is because coconut oil increases metabolism and makes you to burn more !
Great for Cooking at high temperature
Indian way of cooking involves subjecting food to high temperature. Coconut oil has a higher smoking temperature than most of the oils due to which it remains stable no matter how much you heat it. You need not worry that you burnt oil when you forgot the to sim the gas 😉
Have more health benefits of coconut oil to share ? Let us know in comments !
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