You probably know by now that saturated fats are bad for your health and can lead to a host of negative consequences – like high cholesterol, obesity, heart disease and Alzheimer's disease. But not all saturated fats are the same!
South Pacific Islanders and Polynesian communities whose diets are high in fully saturated coconut oil were found to be healthy and trim, despite this having a diet high in coconut oil fat, and heart disease was virtually non-existent. Obviously, coconut oil was benefiting the health of these islanders.
Why Coconut Oil You May Ask?
Coconut oil improves heart health, balances your thyroid, boosts your metabolism, increases lean body mass and supports the immune system. It's very beneficial for the skin and has been found to have anti-aging and regenerative effects.
How does Coconut Oil Work in Your Body?
Coconut oil is of a type oil rarely found in nature called lauric acid, a “miracle” compound because of its unique health promoting properties and it's also nature's richest source of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs).
These MCFA's are small and are easily digested so they are immediately used by your liver for energy – like carbohydrates, but without the blood sugar spike
Coconut oil also boosts your metabolism and helps your body use fat for energy, as opposed to storing it, so it can actually help you become leaner.
Coconut oil can also improve your energy accelerates healing improves your overall immune function it's incredibly good for your heart.
The truth is this: it’s unsaturated fats that are primarily involved in heart disease plus too much sugar and processed foods, not the naturally occurring saturated fats, like coconut oil.
How to use Coconut Oil in Your Kitchen
Personally, I mostly use only two oils in my food preparation.
The first, is extra-virgin olive oil and works best as a salad dressing. However, olive oil and other common vegetable oils such as corn, soy, safflower, sunflower and canola, are absolutely the worst oils to cook with because they oxidize with heat and form trans-fats, that are not good for your at all.
So when it comes to cooking, frying etc., I use coconut oil because it's the ONLY oil stable enough to withstand the heat of cooking. So, do yourself a favor and cook with coconut oil.
You can substitute it in most recipes calling for oil; put it in your smoothie or protein powder drink.
A Yummy Healthy & Delicious Recipe Using Coconut Oil – even kids would eat
Heat a TBSP each of coconut oil, coconut milk, cacao and a half teaspoon of honey and coat a frozen banana. You can roll it in coconut flakes and ground macadamia then freeze for another 30 minutes. It makes a delicious frozen dessert!
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