Coconut Oil For Diet

If you are hearing a lot about the benefits of coconut oil for health, that’s because there are lots. Studies conducted have shown interesting results from consuming even small amounts of coconut oil in your diet.

There are several areas that coconut oil can help to improve your health.

Diabetes

Coconut oil helps to control blood sugar, and improves the secretion of insulin. It helps break down the glucose in your blood and move it through your system.

Bones

Coconut oil helps our body to absorb minerals, like calcium and magnesium, which are necessary for the development of bones. Great for women who may be prone to osteoporosis after middle age.

Boosts Energy

Coconut oil is often used by athletes, bodybuilders and by those who are dieting. It helps boost energy and endurance and enhances the performance of athletes.

The fat content in coconut oil is easily broken down and not stored in the heart and blood.

Treats UTI and Kidney Infection and Protects the Liver

Coconut oil has been known to clear up and heal urinary tract infection and kidney infections. The MCFAs in the oil work as a natural antibiotic by disrupting the lipid coating on bacteria and killing them. Research also shows that coconut oil directly protects the liver from damage.

Coconut water also helps hydrate and support the healing process. Doctors have even injected coconut water to clear up kidney stones.

Reduces Inflammation and Arthritis

High levels of antioxidants in virgin coconut oil can reduce inflammation and treated arthritis more effectively than leading medications.

Helps Digestion

Coconut also improves digestion as it helps the body absorb fat-soluble vitamins, calcium and magnesium.

If coconut oil is taken at the same time as omega-3 fatty acids, it can make them twice as effective, as they are readily available to be digested and used by the body.

Coconut oil can help improve bacteria and gut health by killing bad bacteria and candida. Candida imbalance especially can decrease stomach acid, which causes inflammation and poor digestion. This means coconut oil benefits digestive health and helps treat or even prevent stomach ulcers and ulcerative colitis.

How To Consume Coconut Oil

Short of eating coconut oil straight out of the jars, which you can do, there are plenty of other ways to get it in your diet.

Bake with Coconut Oil

Baking almost anything, you can switch out butter or oil for coconut oil in most recipes. Just remember that coconut oil will solidify if you add cold ingredients to your batter, so make sure all ingredients are room temperature before you start baking.

In Your Yogurt

Coconut oil can easily be added to yogurt. The best way to do this is to melt it first, then slowly add it and  mix it well.

In Your Smoothies

Add a tablespoon of coconut oil to your morning smoothie. If it’s quite hard you can melt it first.

Coconut Milk

Use coconut milk for all your cereals, baking, in your coffee and tea or just drink it straight. It taste great and will work well as a substitute. Use coconut milk for your smoothie, as well.

Cook With Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is ideal for cooking since it has a high smoke point of 350 degrees and 400 degrees if you use refined coconut oil.

Virgin coconut oil is a better choice because it’s less refined and pure. There are some coconut oils that won’t leave your food tasting like coconut.

Add to your Nut butter

If you eat natural peanut butter or almond butter you may notice that the oil separates to the top of the jar. You can discard the peanut oil and mix coconut oil into your nut butter. Make sure to melt the coconut oil first before adding it to your peanut butter. It will blend in much better.

Take it as a Supplement

If you’re taking it for health reasons, by far the easiest way to take it is the same way we take most medicines, in pill form. Coconut oil capsules are a fast, easy and relatively inexpensive way to get the benefits of coconut oil.

Coo Coo for Coconut Oil

Coconut oil really can do it all. From dry elbows to fruit smoothies, keep plenty around for cooking, for adding to your baking and improving your health and increasing your metabolism.

It’s inexpensive and completely versatile.

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