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Tropical cultures have known for thousands of years about the many benefits of coconut oil. Whether it be two tablespoons a day taken internally, added on the stove to lighten and sweeten fried foods, or applied directly to the skin, CO fans are finding out what the ancients already knew: Coconut oil rocks! Here are 9 ways how…
Coconut Oil Reduces Belly Fat
Two tablespoons of coconut oil per day burns a higher level of caloric kilo-joules, increases metabolism, and boosts the body’s immune system. All while burning belly fat!
Coconut Oil Boosts Energy Levels
However the body takes it in, coconut oil is converted and metabolized by the liver directly into nodules of energy. It’s like choosing high-octane gas over regular unleaded!
It Makes A Tasty Cooking Oil
Although olive oil reigns supreme in most kitchens, coconut oil fans find that it has a very high heating point and resists oxidation. Plus, it adds a zingy, sweet, fresh flavor to every dish.
Coconut Oil Reduces Sugar Cravings
Taken regularly as a health tonic, coconut oil reduces hunger pangs for longer periods, as well as lowering sugar cravings and symptoms of hypoglycemia.
Coconut Oil Eases Digestion
When taken together with various healthy foods, Coconut oil aids in the absorption of minerals, nutrients, vitamins and amino acids.
It Strengthens The Immune System
Aside from mother’s milk, coconut oil is the only other known natural source of lauric acid, a substance which fights virus, fungus and bacteria.
Coconut Oil Makes You Smarter
The brain is packed with unsaturated fat, so, a daily dose of coconut oil (a saturated fat) nourishes the brain. Researchers are claiming that it may even help in the prevention of brain related diseases. Some have stated that coconut oil could potentially be a cure for memory loss and even Alzheimer’s disease.
It’s A Natural Sunscreen
The first sunscreens on the market contained coconut oil as their main ingredient. Big surprise. Applying coconut oil directly to the skin means never having to pay for expensive suntan lotions, because coconut oil screens 20% of ultraviolet light. Even more if you’re in the habit of taking coconut oil internally.
Makes Skin Look And Feel Smooth And Beautiful
Coconut oil works wonders both internally and externally. With a high content of Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFAs) coconut oil is easily absorbed by the skin, preventing or lightening stretch marks and keeping it looking young and healthy.