If you don't already, you should start cooking with coconut oil. Unlike olive oil for example, coconut of doesn't get ruined at high temperatures. It is a good choice for cooking foods that necessitate high temperature and it has a lot of health benefits.
Coconut of contains fatty acids that have antimicrobial properties. It can soothe the effects of bacteria, parasites and candida that trouble the digestion. Studies have shown that coconut oil can ease digestive disorders like irritable bowel syndrome, bloating, and poor digestion. If you suffer from any of these or other digestive problems make sure to include one to four tablespoons of coconut of in your diet.
Coconut oil can give your immune system a boost. It contains lauric, caprylic and capric acids which have antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties. Lauric acid in particular is turned into monolaurin by the body and it could help in combating influenza, herpes, cytomegalovirus and other viruses. For a better immunity switch to cooking with coconut oil.
According to a recent study by the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, consuming coconut oil may reduce the out of type 2 Diabetes by protecting against insulin resistance. The fats contained in this oil are easily absorbed by the cells and converted into energy. this reduces fat storage and improves insulin sensitivity. If you are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes or you have a family history of this disease try adding coconut oil to your food for extra protection.
Coconut oil has been found to boost the metabolism. One study reported that people who consume two tablespoons of coconut oil a day have a higher metabolism than those who don't, meaning they burn more calories. A high metabolism means a better immune system and easier weight loss.
Asked that looked at the link between women's consumption of coconut oil and weight showed a reduction in abdominal obesity. As mentioned before this oil increases metabolism and aids in digestion making weight loss easier. In addition to that, consuming a tablespoon of virgin coconut oil increases satiety and decreases sugar cravings. That's because good quality fat makes you feel fuller than carbohydrates.