I’m sure you’ve heard of 🥥 Coconut oil 🥥 but did you know it is one of the few foods you can truly call a superfood. Coconut Oil is also one of the most controversial foods on the market.
🥥 It just takes 2 Tablespoons 🥄🥄per day…
There are 3 types of people you will meet when it comes to Coconut oil:
- Those that won’t touch it because it has “saturated fat” – they have been lead to believe that all saturated fat causes heart disease. They are wrong.
- The person who sees the benefits of Coconut Oil but are scared to eat it because it is “too high in calories”. They have been led to believe that all calories are created equal. They are wrong.
- The person that uses Coconut Oil for everything 😍
I saw a video that explained why you should eat at least 2 TBSP of Coconut oil everyday. The video talked about Coconut Oil having an impact on weight loss, boosting your immune system, lowering inflammation and overall just and feeling amazing.
Just so you know, I took this to heart and have been using 2 Tablespoons of Coconut Oil per day since I heard about this. So far I feel good, no negative effects and it certainly hasn’t caused me to gain weight. It has made me feel less hungry and my skin seems to be softer.
🥥 #1 Coconut Oil to help you lose weight
Even though 1 TBSP contains 120 calories, these 120 calories don’t act the same in the body as 120 calories of Canola Oil.
The different kinds of foods we eat have different effects on our health.
Coconut oil is more thermogenic compared to other foods and fats.
This means eating Coconut Oil tends to increase energy expenditure.
So it actually helps to burn more calories than without it! WOW! 😲
In order to lose weight two things need to happen
- 1st you need to be in a calorie deficit. (This doesn’t really mean you need to eat fewer calories and exercise more)
It means you need to eat foods that boost your metabolism, not suppress it. That way you can nourish your body so you can set your body up to let go of the trapped fat to be burned by your muscles.
- 2nd is hormonal balance. (This means maintaining healthy organs, specifically your liver, adrenals and thyroid).
Coconut oil doesn’t just help your body burn more calories than it takes in – if you are eating nutritious food that is – but it protects your liver so your thyroid and adrenal glands can function at a higher level.
🥥 #2 Coconut Oil is pro-health because it is Anti-Everything
You have probably heard about anti-inflammatory foods that reduce oxidative stress on the body.
- Coconut Oil tops the list of Anti-inflammatory foods – it is also anti-bacterial
- It stops bacteria causing gum disease, urinary tract infections and ulcers
- It is also anti-carcinogenic – it keeps dangerous cancer cells from spreading while boosting immunity
- It is also anti-fungal, destroying infection promoting fungus & yeast
Coconut Oil is anti-inflammatory, meaning that it suppresses inflammation and allows tissue to repair
Anti-microbial – it inactivates harmful microbes and fights infections.
Antioxidant – protects from free radical damage.
Anti-retroviral / anti-parasitic / anti-protozoa / Antiviral
Coconut Oil rids the body of lice, tapeworms and other parasites. It can even kill certain viruses, measles, hepatitis and more.
Imagine how your health, immunity, and your ability to burn fat would improve if you choose to eat just 2 TBSP of this superfood each day!
🥥 #3 Coconut Oil stabilizes blood sugar and insulin levels
This may not sound like it makes sense since it has no direct impact on blood sugar levels. The indirect effect is where the magic happens.
Coconut Oil helps glucose enter your cell
When the components of Coconut Oil enters the cells it is slowing and reducing insulin levels in the blood. It is important to eat balanced meals that contain all food types.
It is especially important to choose high-quality fats like coconut oil.
The healthy fat in Coconut Oil plays an essential role in regulating blood sugar
Because Coconut Oil slows the digestion of glucose this process allows for a slow steady stream of energy from your food. It does this by lowering the overall glycemic index of your meal.
When you include Coconut Oil in a meal with carbohydrates, the carbs are broken down into glucose more slowly. That way blood sugar levels remain steady even after you eat.
Coconut oils consist of Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCT’s)
Coconut Oil is unlike modern vegetable oils like soy, corn, canola – which are made from Long Chain Fatty Acids (PUFA’s).
- It is important to point out – oils that consist of long-chain fatty acids (PUFA’s) may actually decrease the cell’s ability to absorb blood sugar.
- This could cause or make worse – insulin resistance and diabetes.
- Healthy cells use glucose. Unhealthy cells do not.
🥥 #4 Coconut Oil lowers your risk of Heart Disease
Populations that eat Coconut Oil are some of the healthiest in the world. They also have the strongest hearts.
Coconut oil does not oxidize when exposed to oxygen like many other oils.
The Oxidation of fats is linked to oxidative stress in your body.
If you have a history of heart disease in your family switching to coconut oil will have an immediate positive impact on the health of you and your family members.
🥥 #5 Coconut Oil Boosts Thyroid Function
Coconut Oil has a unique fatty acid that stimulates better thyroid function. It is interesting that there are many published studies to back this up.
Why are 34 % of Americans affected by metabolic syndrome?
The consumption of polyunsaturated fats has increased in the last 20 years.
Are we any healthier?
There are published studies on the relationship of coconut oil, the thyroid and metabolism. Coconut oil has unique fatty acids that stimulate metabolism. These Fatty Acids supply the body with tremendous energy and promote weight loss.
Most people are unaware that Hypothyroidism is an Autoimmune disease
This is the reason that medications for Hypothyroidism are not very effective.
It stands to reason that initiating Thyroid Hormone Replacement Therapy without addressing the underlying immune imbalance is like changing the oil in your engine with the hopes that the transmission will stop failing – it doesn’t work that way…
To reduce thyroid problems you need to reduce inflammation because inflammation stops the change of T3 to T4 (Thyroid Hormones). T4 is the inactive form of Thyroid Hormone. Coconut Oil stops inflammation – allowing for a healthy liver and the production of proper thyroid hormones.
🥥 #6 Coconut Oil Kills Candida Fungus
Research has revealed that Coconut Oil can fight a bloodstream infection caused by the Candida Albicans fungus – often referred to a “yeast infection”.
Symptoms of Candida Overgrowth
- Skin and nail fungal infections such as Athlete’s foot
- Feeling tired, worn down – Chronic Fatigue
- Digestive issues such as bloating, constipation, or diarrhea
Candida overgrowth can even be at the root of autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ulcerative Colitis, Lupus, Psoriasis, Scleroderma, difficulty concentrating, poor memory, lack of focus, ADD, ADHD, and brain fog.
Skin issues like Eczema, Psoriasis, Hives, Rashes, Irritability, Vaginal Itch and UTI’s, severe seasonal allergies & itchy ears can be from digestive imbalance caused by Candida overgrowth.
Strong sugar and carbohydrate cravings all these are symptoms of Candida as well.
70 % of people are affected by Candida – a fungal/yeast infection.
I know, it’s hard to believe you could have a fungus growing throughout your body.
Coconut Oil is excellent at stopping Candida in its tracks!
🥥 Eating Coconut Oil will give you a flat belly by helping you burn stubborn belly fat
Coconut oil helps you burn off “visceral fat” – (the most dangerous fat of all)
Visceral Fat is highly associated with many Western diseases.
Coconut Oil will give you glowing skin, radiant hair, and a clear brain. If you like hearing things like that then you are in luck.
About that – Flat Belly
A study of 40 women with abdominal obesity, supplemented with 2 Tablespoons of Coconut Oil per day led to a significant reduction of BMI and waistline circumference in a period of 12 weeks.
So to be clear – a flat belly won’t disappear overnight or even after your 1st week, it takes weeks or maybe even months after starting your daily coconut oil habit.
The things that have the most worth take time.
It is a universal truth, when you avoid shortcuts and really work for something and enjoy the process, you will not only receive what you want but you will hold on to it.
So I put together a recipe that helps me enjoy my 2x a day coconut habit
- 1 Cup Organic Unrefined Coconut Oil
- ½ Cup Organic Unsweetened Coconut
- 1 Tablespoon Natural Food Grade Beeswax
- 1 Teaspoon unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 1 Dropper full of Stevia
- A dash of Sea Salt
Warm Cocoa Powder and Bees wax on the stove until completely melted and blended together. Add your Coconut oil and continue to heat on low just until all ingredients are blended together nicely. Add Stevia to taste and a dash of Sea Salt.
Next make a sink of cold water and add ice to it to make a cold water bath – about 2 inches in your sink. Set the hot pan down in this sink and continue to stir until all ingredients mix well and the Coconut Oil begins to harden again.
Spoon this into ice-cube trays and freeze. Then pop out of trays and store in the refrigerator.
Each Coconut Bite is about 1 Tablespoon of Coconut Oil. Enjoy!
Are you ready to have a flat belly in as short as 4 weeks? Is this a habit worth continuing?
Your answer will determine your habits. See you in the coconut oil aisle! 😎
Unrefined Organic Coconut oil is pretty easy to find in the grocery store but if you would like me to make a recommendation for you – drop me your email address.
Resource for much of this article:
- YouTube Video: Coconut Oils – 7 Reasons to take 2 TBSP’s each day