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Benefits of Coconut Oil

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Coconut oil is one of the best foods you can add to your diet. Here i will list 5 examples as to why i use coconut oil as a staple to my diet.

1.) Immediate source of energy.

People tend to have a negative outlook on coconut oil due to its saturated fat content. Readers fail to realize that coconut oil contains medium-chained triglycerides (MGT’s). These fats that are medium in length are sent directly to the liver and actually bypasses the digestive system where your body can use these MGT’s as an immediate source of energy. My pre workout meal contains 2 scoops of whey protein, a quarter of a cup of oats, half cup of berries, and a tablespoon of coconut oil. You will notice the immediate burst of energy that you will have in the gym. This is very important for people who do not like typical caffeinated pre workouts like myself.

2.) Helps you feel “full”

Adding coconut oil to your diet helps curb your appetite. This is because of the healthy fat content that coconut oil possesses. And since it can actually help you lose weight, coconut oil is the perfect add to anyones diet.

3.) Helps lower bad cholesterol

Coconut oil has a positive impact on your cholesterol levels. The healthy saturated fats help raise HDL (good cholesterol) and helps lower LDL (bad cholesterol). I love recommending this product to any customers of mine who come in with the goal of lowering their cholesterol. So far all i have seen with my clients are nothing but healthy results.

4.) Teeth whitener

Although i have never tried this, but i have read many articles that swear by coconut oil as a great natural way to whiten your teeth. The oil works by removing toxins in your mouth while not damaging your teeth and gums. The plan here is to take a tablespoon of virgin coconut oil and swish it around your mouth for 15 minutes before spitting it out. You should do this multiple times a day, or whenever you have 15 minutes to spare.

5.) Mental Boost

Fatty acids are very popular in boosting the efficiency of brain activity. Your brain is made up of mostly fat, and therefore the quality of fat is crucial for brain function. Coconut oil also increases healthy levels of cholesterol, which is also good for your brain!

Below there is a link to the coconut oil that i use personally, it is all organic and meets all the requirements that i need to include it in my diet. Try it and let me know what you think.

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