Coconut oil can be classified into the family of super oil. This oil is one of the most controversial oils on the market. Coconut oil is often considered to contain a high content of saturated oils and calories. This assumption led to a classification to coconut oil as one of the causes of heart attacks. In fact, this assumption is wrong.
In this article I will explain the main reason why you can lose your body weight and improve your physical health by consuming only 2 tablespoons of coconut oil per day. 1 tablespoon of coconut oil contains 120 calories, but “this 120 calories” is not going to produce the effect you might imagine. Coconut oil is a kind of thermogenic oil, meaning coconut oil tends to increase energy expenditure and thus increases calorie burning.
You should consider the following steps:
You should eat foods that contain fewer calories. This step must be combined with regular exercise. Liver and thyroid are two organs that are responsible for burning fat and coconut oil can improve the health of the thyroid.
Coconut oil also contains some of the benefits as described below:
Controlling blood sugar levels:
Consumption of coconut oil can help us in controlling blood sugar levels and insulin, thereby reducing the risk of diabetes. Coconut oil helps the glucose gets into your cells and reduces insulin levels found in the blood. Healthy fat content in coconut oil will slow down the digestive process, ensuring a steady flow of energy from food and thus maintaining and even lowering the glycemic index of foods consumed. In other words, carbohydrates would be broken down in lower speed, not adding sugar levels in the blood.
The composition of coconut oil
Coconut oil is comprised of medium chain fatty acids (MCT), unlike most other vegetable oils composed of long-chain fatty acids (PUFA). Most vegetable oils will reduce the ability of cells to absorb blood sugar, coconut oil is an exception. The weaker the ability of cells to absorb blood sugar, the greater the risk of diabetes.
Lowering the risk of heart disease
A study in Polynesia mentioned that a population received 60% of their calories from coconut oil is less likely to has heart disease risk. Most of the population of Papua New Guinea consumes coconut oil regularly and they tend to be far from the risk of heart attack and stroke. While in the United States where the number of cardiovascular patients increases each year, coconut oil is one of the enemy.
Several other studies linking the consumption of coconut oil and the risk of thyroid disease. The conclusion from all these studies is the less consumption of coconut oil, the greater the risk of thyroid disease.
In a US-based study, researchers found that coconut oil can be used against a bloodstream infection caused by the fungus Candida albicans.
Excessive Candida symptoms are:
• Infections of the skin and nails
• Disorders of the digestive system
• Some autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, multiple sclerosis and ulcerative colitis.
• Impaired concentration
• Infections of the vagina and the urinary tract
• Sugar Addiction
Candida is responsible for various health problems and by consuming coconut oil regularly, you can get rid of the fungus from your body.
Coconut oil can burn visceral fat, a dangerous type of fat that is responsible for a variety of cardiovascular diseases. A study of 40 obese women found that regular consumption of coconut oil for 12 weeks can reduce waist circumference significantly.
Of the various explanations above, I hope you can understand all properties owned by this oil and begin to apply it in your daily life.
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This post was written by Nick Garcia, HN. He believes that everyone can achieve a healthy lifestyle and the body of their dreams. That’s why he is dedicated to helping people eat real food, exercise smart, and transform their habits using simple strategies anyone can do.Follow him on Facebook or subscribe to his Youtube channel.
Original article and credits: fitwomenforlife.com.