For Immunity, Detoxification, Blood Sugar Regulation, Heart Health – Coconut Oil for Weight Loss
Coconut oil is a medium chain fatty acid. It is comprises mostly saturated fats. Most people go running for the hills when they hear saturated fats. This is mostly due to the lipid hypothesis, which is out of date and has been disputed again and again. It is not dangerous for your health especially for your heart health. There are different types of cholesterol out there that affect the health of your heart. Everyday they learn more and more and bounce back and forth between demonizing carbs to demonizing fats. All that we need to know is that this oil helps increase your HDL or high density lipoprotein production. HDL is the good cholesterol responsible for escorting LDL (the bad cholesterol that can clog arteries) out of your body. With so many people avoiding fat I have to make it clear that fat does not make you fat. In fact carbs are a lot more likely to make you fat than any other macro nutrient. Not that I am saying carbs are bad because they are not. Fat and this oil is necessary for normal brain function, your joints, and producing hormones. If your hormones get out of whack because you’re not eating enough fat you will definitely not be losing any weight. Coconut oil and weight loss is a much better option than no fat and no weight loss.
The list of benefits from coconut oil go on and on. Some of my favorite are increase energy, faster recovery time, increased sex drive, and better regulated metabolism. Digestive health is critical for weight loss, and coconut oil helps with digestive disorders as well. This will directly impact your metabolism. If you have seen my other videos you know how much I preach about the importance of having a good metabolism when it comes to weight loss. The most popular form of weight loss oil on the market today seems to be olive oil followed by peanut oil and butter. The problem with this is that they are comprised of monounsaturated fats, which isn’t necessarily the best option for avoiding weight gain. Our bodies fat stores are mostly monounsaturated fat, which makes it a little counter productive to be trying to lose weight by eating the form of fat that our bodies like to store the most. Have 1-2 Tbs daily. Although almost anytime is a good time for coconut oil, breakfast and before bed are the best times of the day to have coconut oil. Your body will make best use of coconut oil at the start and end of your day.