I’m thinking most of you would be aware of the great skin, brain, heart and health benefits coconut oil can give us, it’s one of the healthiest & most versatile of all oils. This week I want to share with you another awesome benefit – increased metabolism, hence weight loss.
Not only can coconut oil keep infections at bay, it also helps to rev up your internal fat busters to help you maintain a healthy weight. Researchers have discovered that in cultures where unrefined coconut oil is part of the everyday diet, there is less obesity and less lifestyle-related disease.
In fact, a culmination of studies done on coconut oil and metabolism has found that changing the oils you use every day can help you lose up to 10 kilos in a year. Yep I said 10 kilos simply by switching unhealthy oils for coconut oil.
The shorter-chain fatty acids found in coconut oil burn quickly in the body. They are like small pieces of dry kindling added to a fire as opposed to a big damp log. The immediate transport of medium-chain fatty acids to the liver means the fat does not have to be transported through the whole body first and does not end up as fat in the blood, but instead remains accessible fat that can be used to power the body, strengthening our immune system.
Medium-chain triglycerides also increase the rate at which the body burns fuel for energy. When you look at the lean and trim bodies of people living in the tropics who make coconut a staple in their diet, this makes perfect sense.
As a sweet treat I mix Coconut Flakes with Cacao Nibs & then add some nuts. It’s truly delicious. Try this healthy snack, melt coconut oil and mix organic dried fruit, nuts & cacao and place in a tray, then pop in the refrigerator to set. These are very delicious.
Only consider an organic source of coconut oil if taking directly or mixing with other healthy additions. Remember we are here to help you with your skincare choices so feel free to write to us – firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s to Healthy Eating,
Judy and the LCA Team