Reasons to try coconut oil today
Coconut oil has become quite a trend among fitness, health and beauty junkies lately. And it is all for a good reason. The super ingredients have so many use that you can definitely find an excuse to pick up a jar on your next trip to Wholefoods. But are these benefits true fact or fiction?
Studies and researches have been done to prove the benefits of coconut oil. Let’s take a look at how coconut oil can help different groups of people:
1. Coconut oil is fat, but it is good fat
Typically, the health community will be quick to turn up their nose the moment someone mentions the word “oil”. This time around, however, this same health-conscious group is the among the first to embrace coconut oil. Why so?
The reason is that, although coconut oil contains a high amount of fat, it contains mostly good fat. The type of fat within coconut oil can be metabolized and converted quickly. This means instead of staying in your belly and making you sad, the fat will burn off super fast and pump you up with energy! So it is a win-win for dieter: you can substitute coconut oil for other types of fatty ingredients without sacrificing the taste, you will not gain crazy weight from consuming coconut oil, and better yet, it will give you the energy you need.
2. It can help shrink your tummy
Take a break from doing your crunches and pick up a jar of coconut oil now. A 2009 study reports that there is a correlation between the consumption of coconut oil and weight loss success. Because coconut oil can digest quickly, it gives you the energy you need and prevents craving for more food. Plus, it also regulates your insulin level and helps you lose weight! For people with diabetes, the insulin regulating effect is also a great bonus. This is why coconut oil is also recommended for diabetic patients.
3. Keep you healthy and good looking
Aside from the weight loss benefit, there is another reason why the beauty fans are crazy about coconut oil. That is its moisturizing effect. Because of the high fat content, coconut oil can drench the thirst of your skin and your hair. For your skin, it works as a great moisturizer or lotion to keep your skin baby smooth. Apply coconut oil to your hair and leave it for 5 to 10 minutes, and you have a great hair mask.
The nice thing about coconut oil is that it doesn’t spoil quickly like other fat such as butter or cream. This means you don’t end up smelling like blue cheese after rubbing the oil on your skin. Instead, you will be surprised at the sweet, lingering scent that it gives. Plus, there will be less preservative needed to keep the oil in its top condition. This means the coconut oil can stay true to its organic state.
These days, most food and beauty products are smothered with ingredients we cannot pronounce. Coconut oil is a fresh trend that is truly natural and organic. So are these reasons enough for you to pick up and try some coconut oil?