Coconut oil – why its good to have it!

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Coconut oil is lovely and natural first an foremost.  It comes up in conversation alot during my workshops, and with clients. After it received bad press, it feels like the jury is still out on it.

Lets look at the goodness of it first, it is a antifungal, and antimicrobial. There is a type of saturated fat in coconut oil called MCT, it improves cognitive function, boosts the metabolism, and it reverses you’re insulin resistance. This specially rare saturated fat starts in the gut, and does not store in fat cells which means it goes straight to the liver. This means it immediately converts into energy.

It also contains lauric acid which is one of the good fats that comprises about 50% of coconut oil. Lauric acid is a rare medium-chain fatty acid found in mother’s milk that supports healthy metabolism and is now being studied for its anti-fungal, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial health-protecting properties. It is good for cholesterol as overall it can lower it.

It is safe to say that coconut oil is good for you, but like most fats you must have it in moderation. It is after all still a fat. Using a little in cooking meals is not harmful to you. Also using it as a beauty product is lovely for skin, it helps nourish it.

Coconuts, and what they produce be that oil, milk, water, its all good, and it promotes energy, it can keep your brain alert and clear.

 

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