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Coconut oil is defiantly trendy right now. But the great thing about the Coconut oil Fad is that everyone is 100 % correct. Coconut oil is Amazing!
All fats are not created equal
Coconut oil contains short term medium-chain saturated fatty acids (MCFAs), which is a “healthy” form saturated fat compared to trans fat. Trans fatty acid consumption is linked with heart problems, depression and increased cholesterol levels. What does consuming MCFA fats in coconut oil mean for your body? Our body metabolises these fats in the liver, immediately coverting this into energy (fuel for the brain and muscle function) rather than it being stored as fat.
Coconut oil Supports Immunity
Coconut oil is made up of healthy fats lauric acid, caprylic acid and capric acid which contain antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral prosperities to boost the immune system. Lauric acid contains the highest concentration of MCFA fatty acids, approximately 75 per cent. The body turn this fat into monolaurin which is claimed to help heal viruses such as herpes, influenza, cytomegalovirus, helicobacter pylori and candida.
Stops Sugar Cravings
Instead of reaching for the lollie jar for an afternoon sweet hit, try eating a teaspoon of virgin coconut oil to beat sugar cravings. This is because good quality fat is more satiating than carbs, so if you cut down on sugar you will feel less ‘ravenous’. Most of us do not realize but constant hunger is a major clue that your body is not being fed correctly. With the proper amounts of fats and protein, you can fuel your energy reserves properly, and come off the sugar roller coaster that many of us are on.
Balinese Banana & Coconut Smoothie
- Frozen bananas
- Roasted Cashews
- A tablespoon of coconut oil.
Blend all the ingredients in a blender until the oil has emulsified and the mixture looks smooth and creamy. Order COCONUT OIL to come straight to your door – Amazing!
Coconut Oil Pulling
For when your platelets are so low you don’t want to brush. An option for people with low platelets then OIL PULLING is a great way to maintain dental hygiene without a mouth full of the blood.