The molecule lauric acid, which is present in coconut oil, is broken down by human bodies to generate monolaurin. Bacteria, viruses, and fungus are among the hazardous pathogens that lauric acid and monolaurin are known to eradicate.
Think of coconut oil, lauric acid and monolaurin as pieces of a puzzle that defends against harmful viruses within your body.
Aside from fighting off bacteria, viruses, and fungus, studies have shown there's a clear link between coconut oil and reduced abdominal weight gain – for both men and women.
One of the beauties about coconut oil, is that it’s simple to digest and prevents the body from developing insulin resistance, according to research.
- When cells in your muscles, fat, and liver don’t respond well to insulin and are unable to readily absorb glucose from your blood, this condition is known as insulin resistance. Your pancreas produces more insulin as a result, allowing glucose to flow through your cells more easily.
There's no substitute for results. When it comes to introducing anything new to your body, it is always a 'good rule of thumb' to start slowly. Begin with one teaspoon of coconut oil in your diet and slowly increase the amount to four tablespoons per day. Remember, this is just a 'piece of the puzzle' in terms of weight loss; but every step forward is a step in the right direction to begin living a healthier lifestyle.
According to recent studies, coconut oil increases metabolism – which equates to a higher level of fat burning and a stronger immune system. The data compiled in these studies have indicated that by ingesting two tablespoons of coconut oil on a daily basis, burned more calories in individuals who either consumed less or none at all, due to its high lauric acid content.
As previously suggested, a very simple way of getting coconut oil into your daily diet, is to add the 1-to-2 tablespoons onto a piece of toast for breakfast. Another effective way, would be to add a tablespoon or two into your daily water consumption. For those of you that enjoy a protein shake after a solid workout, add some coconut oil to your shake before mixing your ingredients together. The options are truly endless!
Coconut oil is made by pressing the fat from the white “meat” inside the giant nut. Roughly 80-84% of the calories derived from coconut oil, come from saturated fat. For a side-by-side comparison, 12-14% of olive oil’s calories are from saturated fat and 60-63% of butter’s are from saturated fat. This explains why coconut oil becomes solid when it remains at room temperatures. The higher level of saturated fats, is one of the main reasons behind the suggested 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil on a daily basis – as it is recommended to limit your saturated fat intake to around 13-15 grams a day.
In the ‘new world’ we now find ourselves living in, it has become essential to maintain a healthier lifestyle than pre-pandemic times. The reality is, not knowing is simply not an excuse anymore. We live in a technologically advanced world, where key information is just a click away. Therefore, more and more people are seeking out alternative ways to keep their health in ‘tip-top’ shape!
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