It’s commonly believed that coconut oil is no good for you, but there are so many all over the world that use it and experience good benefits from it that it challenges this misbelief. Coconut oil is actually a healthy oil to consume. Here are seven reasons why you should consider it as an alternative to other cooking oils you may be using now.
Coconut oil won’t make you fat
Unlike some other oils that are sold in grocery stores, coconut oil likely won’t make you fat. It has medium-chain triglycerides or MCT. This makes it an easy to burn fuel for your body, enabling it to avoid becoming fat. Many other cooking oils such as vegetable have long-chain triglycerides or LCT and are generally stored as fat. It’s simple, MCT is more readily absorbed by the body and is turned into energy faster than other oils.
In the animal feed business, the benefits of coconut oil have long been known. When animals are fed coconut oil, they are very lean. If fed vegetable oils, they gain weight and consequently produce fattier meats.
2. Coconut oil can increase your metabolism.
One of the best benefits from coconut oil is that it can be a metabolism booster, which can help your body burn fat easier.
Since MCT oil is quickly converted to energy, your body creates lots of heat. The American Journal of Clinical in one of its studies that six hours after a meal MCTs burn three times more calories than do LCTs.
For people with thyroid problems, this is amazing news. Most other oils, such as vegetable, have been proven to inhibit thyroid function, whereas coconut oil can help to improve it.
3. Coconut oil has omega 3 fatty acids
Many cooking oils have omega 6 fatty acids. Coconut oil has omega 3 fatty acids. This is a good thing because in our American diet, we consume more omega 6 than omega 3 to the tune of a 50 to 1 ratio when it should be more like 1 to 1.
4. Coconut oil can give you an energy boost
The MCTs in coconut oi promotes thermogenesis which can increase your metabolism, producing a boost in your body’s energy. This increase in energy can lead to weight loss as well.
5. Coconut oil is good or skin and hair
Coconut oil can be used on the skin to provide temporary relief to rashes and can aid in the healing and restoration of the largest organ on your body–your skin. Its also been know to help with other types of skin problems. The antioxidant properties of the oil can protect it from damage and makes a great oil for massaging the skin as well.
6. Coconut oil is great for cooking
Coconut oil, full of omega 3 fatty acids, can last over a year if kept at room temperature and is able to tolerate higher temperatures when cooking.
For years, due to misinformation, we’ve not know about the many benefits of using coconut oil, however, its now been rediscovered! Coconut oil is a great for the metabolism, can provide you with a much needed energy boost and can help you burn fat much easier than other cooking oils.