Coconut oil is a great source of healthy fats, when metabolized, provides your body with vital fatty acids to use to perform a plethora of functions, including supporting heart/cardiovascular health, encouraging efficient metabolism, aka fat burning, fight of some bugs and raise your HDL (good) cholesterol … to speak of just a couple of benefits.
Fatty acids do a lot of things for your body. While supporting metabolism so we don’t look prego around the mid section, fatty acids are quick fuel for the body and brain. Meaning you feel better, your mood is more even heel thorough the day.
Coconut oil is a medium-chain triglycerides (MCT), meaning they are “shorter” fatty acid chains, meaning easier to break down and use. “chains” you could understand that as how fatty acids are stored. You got short ones, medium ones and long ones.
The BONUS BADASSERY of the medium-chain fatty acids is that they tend to go directly to the liver, where they are metabolized to be used as quick energy or turned into ketones. Ketones are stupid awesome for the brain, studies showing that MCTs are showing benefits in treatment for epilepsy, Alzheimers and other brain sideways things. Ketones also helps us get our appetite and hormones in check, reducing hunger when you aren’t actually needing to eat.
- Good for skin and hair
- Good for teeth
- Reduce hunger
- Improve mental health
- RAISE HDL, a marker for good cardiovascular health
- Has antimicrobial effects, bug fighting
Lauric acids makes up about 50% of the fatty acids in coconut oil, when metabolized turns into monolaurin. Both kill harmful pathogens … bacterias, viruses and fungi.
Coconut oil helps with moisture content in the skin as well as reducing the systems of excema.
Coconut oil can be used during sexy time. BONUS!!!! 👊🏻❤️
Good for HAIR
GOOD FOR SKIN
GOOD FOR DOGS and CATS
HIGH Temp oil, so good to cook with!
WHAT TO BUY
Due to its mild flavor and high smoke point, refined coconut oil is a better choice for baking and cooking. However, minimally processed unrefined coconut oil may be better for skin and hair care, as well as certain dietary preferences.
6 of the best coconut oils
- Nutiva Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, $9.
- Viva Naturals Organic Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil, $8.
- Carrington Farms Organic Coconut Oil, $19.
- Nature’s Way Coconut Oil, $15.
- Anjou Coconut Oil, $9.
- Dr. Bronner’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, $15.
FACT : HDL (high-density lipoprotein), or “good” cholesterol, absorbs cholesterol and carries it back to the liver. The liver then flushes it from the body. High levels of HDL cholesterol can lower your risk for heart disease and stroke. (80 and up. The standard 60 is kinda low).