I'm quite sure you have heard of coconut oil by now. It says everywhere that it's super healthy and everyone should be eating it.. I definitely agree! But you want to know why, right? Let me tell you.. You shall be warned though, because after this you will want to go buy bulks of this food goddess.
First of all and almost most importantly, it is incredibly delicious and can be used for all sorts of things in the kitchen from baking to frying to desserts or to eat on its own, yummy!
But there are so many health benefits to it as well:
Coconut oil has shown to reduce bad cholesterol, also called LDL and to increase the good HDL which can protect against heart disease.
It's very healthy for your brain, providing it with an instant boost when eating coconut oil. It has also been researched to reduce symptoms of Alzheimer's.
Coconut Oil can help with weight loss due to the very specific medium-chain fatty acids. These increase your energy expenditure and can reduce appetite.
It has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties and can help fighting infections or candida for example.
Coconut oil provides an instant and very good source of energy and is therefore often used by athletes.
Not when eating but when putting on skin, hair or nails coconut oil is very nourishing and even comes with a natural SPF of around 5, so it's anti-aging too!
I highly recommend buying virgin organic coconut oil to ensure it comes with the maximum health benefits and no precious nutrients have been destroyed in the process.
Ok I'm off to enjoy a hot chocolate with coconut oil :)
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