Going loco over coco

Nutrition & Fitness Expert Laura Moxley continues her regular online column in the Thurrock Independent.

Coconut oil – The healthiest oil on earth

ACCORDING to many experts, coconut oil is one of the best oils for your hearts health compared to many other fats. It is an antibacterial and an anti-fungal and is a three-chain fatty acid with a high saturation level.

The main fats in coconut oil are caprylic acid, lauric acid and capric acid. Most fats take up to 26 stages to be digested by the body however, coconut oil is digested in just three.

The liver then converts the oil straight into energy rather then it being stored as fat. Coconut oil is a natural product with many health benefits. It boosts your metabolism and strengthens your immune system. The oil aids in fat loss; encourages better brain function and various other magnificent benefits, not only for your diet, but also for your skin and hair.

Morning mantra

Coconut oil coffee boosts your metabolism, fuels your body and boosts your immune system! The combination of caffeine and saturated fat gives the body a lasting energy boost. It also leaves your lips and teeth feeling silky, smooth and exceptionally clean. It also helps to regulate blood sugar levels and improves brain function. Choose your favourite coffee, add in a teaspoon of organic coconut oil, stir and enjoy to get that morning boost of goodness.

Weight loss

Coconut oil is the most friendly fat to use for weight-loss and is known as a superfood. It contains a unique combination of fatty acids with powerful effects on the metabolism. Several studies show that just by adding coconut oil to your diet you can lose fat, especially the “dangerous” fat in the abdominal cavity.

It is the healthiest and kindest weight loss supplement. Don’t be mistaken that adding coconut oil to every meal will encourage your body to drop the lbs. This is incorrect, however following a healthy diet plan and swapping your frying oil or butter for coconut oil will encourage weight loss. Coconut oil is a natural laxative, therefore finding out how much your body can tolerate is important. Coconut oil contains fatty acids that boosts the bodies metabolic rate and it helps to reduce belly fat that causes several other diseases.

Immune system                

Coconut oil contains two special ingredients that make it excellent for your immune system. These ingredients are anti-viral properties, commonly referred to as lauric acid and caprylic acid. Both are well-known for fighting off yeast overgrowth (candida), along with bacterial infections. Coconut oils acts as an antiviral agent thanks to it being made up of 50% lauric acid which has the ability to fight off a number of pathogens and viruses including herpes, influenza and many others. Coconut oil is a marvellous natural immunity booster, one that you should encourage yourself to include in your daily routine.  

Coconut oil is packed full of amazing and beneficial properties, and is a great addition to add in your cupboard. Not only is it a great as a natural remedy for your health but also as a cleaning agent around the house and a fantastic treatment for both your hair and skin.