Five Reasons to Try Coconut Oil Today

Coconut

This fabulous tropical fruit has many uses from cooking to skin care. Here are the top five reasons that I use coconut oil. Plus some ideas on how you can add it to your diet.

1. Controls weight by boosting metabolism

Coconut oil is easy to digest and has been found to boost your metabolism. Our body metabolises coconut oil in the liver, immediately converting it into energy to fuel brain and muscle function, rather than storing it as fat. A speedy metabolism helps boost the body’s immune system and keep weight off.

2. Boosts immunity

Coconut oil is anti fungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties which all aids to boost your immune system.

3. Eases digestion

Coconut oil has been found to assist with digestive disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, tummy bugs, poor digestion and bloating.

4. Stops sugar cravings

Coconut oil assist to beat sugar cravings because it is a good quality fat that is more satiating than carbs. With proper amounts of fats and proteins in your diet, you can fuel your body energy levels correctly, allowing you to come off the sugar roller coaster.

5. Slows fine lines

Coconut oil is wonderful for hydrating your skin. It keeps the skin’s connective tissue strong, which prevents sagging and wrinkles. You can apply coconut oil directly to your skin to soften the appearance of fine lines. It also makes a great lip balm for dry, flaky lips.

Where to buy

You can now buy coconut oil at most major supermarkets. Look for one that is cold pressed, virgin coconut oil with no added additives or preservatives.

How to add coconut oil to your diet

  • I use coconut oil in my Banana Granola recipe that I have for breakfast.
  • You can add a tablespoon of coconut oil to your smoothies or milk shakes.
  • Coconut oil is great to cook with and adds a lovely flavour to roasted sweet potato.
  • Use coconut oil in place of butter on your toast, muffins or on your Easter hot cross buns!

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