There’s been a lot of controversy around coconut oil. Is it good, or is it bad for your health?
Because of it’s high levels of fat, many health organizations were recommending limited use. We were always taught that fat is bad for us. More fat means higher cholesterol and excess weight, therefore bad health, right?
Many professionals now disagree and believe some fats are an important part of our diet, and I agree, think strawberries and avocados!
Extra Virgin ‘Organic’ Coconut Oil is rich in medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) an immediate source of energy, therefore not stored as fat. MCTs don’t need carrier proteins to get to the liver, so are immediately converted into usable energy, contrary to long chain triglycerides (LCTs).
Coconut oil has actually been shown to lower cholesterol, due to its ability to stimulate the thyroid function. Other benefits include antibacterial and antiviral functions, it can balance the hormones, it reduces stress on the pancreas and liver, therefore increasing metabolism. Yes, you’re hearing right! Some ‘fat’ can actually help you loose ‘fat’! Isn’t that awesome? I wish cocoa oil was this healthy, I would live in a chocolate house.
The best way to see the benefits of coconut oil is simply to try it. Here are my experiences: