Coconut oil is extracted from the ‘meat’ inside of the coconut and is the most concentrated food source of saturated fats. And now you may hear alarm clocks ringing, but you are yet to be surprised. Recent research has shown that despite being high in saturated fat, the saturated fats in coconut oil appear to be more neutral in its effect on the human body than first anticipated. And why is that?
Well, coconut oil contains something called ‘short term medium-chain saturated fatty acids’ (MCFAs), which is the healthy form of saturated fat compared to, say, trans fat found in vegetables. Our bodies typically metabolise medium-chain saturated fatty acids in the liver immediately and convert them into energy rather than storing them as fat.
Coconut oil comes in so many shapes and forms, so why take it in a capsule? A capsule offers a more concentrated form of coconut oil and gives you the ability to adjust the dosage, which is key to retrieve all the benefits. As with anything else, starting a new beauty regime, exercise plan, weight loss journey etc., it takes around 6 weeks before you start to notice the benefits and results. Be pateint!
THE BENEFITS OF COCONUT OIL
Let’s go a little deeper in the formulation of this well-recognised health and beauty supplement and find out what makes it so effective:
- Control sugar cravings
- Promotes absorption of nutrients
- Increases metabolism and aids weight loss
- Strengthens immune system
- Hydrates the skin & slow fine lines
Coconut oil has been proven to fight sugar cravings with its good quality fat, which is more satisfying and fulfilling than carbs. With proper amounts of healthy fats and protein, we can fuel energy reserves in the body properly and with this come off the sugar roller coaster many of us are on.
Its unique combination of fatty acids has a powerful effect on metabolism, namely its important thermogenic property that increases your body’s ability to burn fat. Metabolism varies a lot from person to person, and just because you may be on the same weight loss diet or training plan as your best friend, doesn’t mean that you’ll have the same weight loss results.
Coconut oil contains two ingredients known for preventing yeast overgrowth (candida) alongside any bacterial infections: lauric acid and caprylic acid. Coconut oil hasn’t been scientifically proven to cure diseases, but its anti-viral properties have been extensively researched: did you know that coconut oil has been shown to prevent certain virus breakouts including herpes and influenza?
And what about coconut oil’s beauty benefits? Not only does it keep the skin’s connective tissues strong, it also promotes a healthy glow of the skin and softens the appearance of fine lines when taken regularly over a longer period of time.
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