Good Girl – Superfood

Coconut oil is a superfood because of its saturated fats. You may wonder isn’t fat bad for you, but your body needs some fat from food. It’s a major source of energy. It helps you absorb some vitamins and minerals. Fat is needed to build cell membranes, the vital exterior of each cell, and the sheaths surrounding nerves. It is essential for blood clotting, muscle movement, and inflammation.

Bad Boy – Saturated Fat

A diet rich in saturated fats can drive up total cholesterol, and tip the balance toward more harmful LDL cholesterol, which prompts blockages to form in arteries in the heart and elsewhere in the body. For that reason, most nutrition experts recommend limiting saturated fat to under 10% of calories a day.

Coconut oil is an individual matter

Like with all foods and drinks, it is a personal issue if and in which quantity the food is beneficial for you. If you like the taste, I certainly recommend cooking in it no matter your constitution or current condition. However, if you are sensitive to oil, which most of the time shows up in skin problems, stomach issues or weight gain take time to find the right amount for you. For example, people with a dry skin, brittle nails are advised to consume more oil. When having skin problems like acne or pimples you might want to reduce. When being overweight, you need healthy fats like everyone, however be mindful of the quantity you eat.

Use Coconut oil it to prevent sickness or as natural remedies by adding it daily to your drink, breakfast smoothie, porridge or by cooking with it.

Benefits

Five Possible benefits of using coconut oil in your food or drink:

1) It’s considered a natural antibiotic. It strengthens the immune system because it contains nutrients that have antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties. Coconut oil can be helpful preventing infections or treating Candida.

2) The way the body breaks down the fatty acids in coconut oil has an appetite reducing affect. In the long run this might contribute to weight loss.

3)The fats in coconut oil are metabolized differently and can have therapeutic effects on several brain disorders like Epilepsy and Alzheimer. It supposedly gives a boost to brain functionality.

4) Coconut oil can increase the metabolic rate of the Body. Coconut can make you burn more calories helping you to lose weight.

5) It can Increase of ‘good’ Cholesterol and help the ‘bad’ Cholesterol convert into a less harmful form, potentially lowering the risk of Heart Disease.

Coconut Tip:

If you want to get these benefits make sure you buy good quality. Organic, extra virgin, cold pressed being the best. Make sure not to buy refined oil.