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5 Reasons For Adding Coconut Oil to Your Diet

By on December 16, 2015

5 Reasons For Adding Coconut Oil to Your Diet

You have likely heard a great deal about superfoods recently. These are foods that seem to have magical powers to heal the body and offer a wide variety of benefits to anyone.

One of the top superfoods is coconut oil, but it goes beyond just food status because it has a wide variety of different uses.

In addition to the health benefits we will discuss shortly, coconut oil can be used for dry skin and sunburns, to restore hair health, to remove makeup, and much more. But let’s take a look at the top health benefits of coconut oil that you could achieve from adding it to your diet.

Better Cholesterol

When you consume coconut oil, you are getting lauric acid, which is a saturated fat. It has the capability of improving HDL cholesterol numbers. That’s the good cholesterol that you want to bring higher. Additionally, coconut oil can lower cholesterol numbers because it converts to pregnenolone, which is a molecule that works with hormones in your body.


Additionally, coconut oil will help the thyroid function properly. When the thyroid is not functioning as it should, this can lead to a variety of different health problems including high cholesterol.

Antiviral and Antifungal

There have been plenty of studies on this subject. They have found that coconut oil has antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial properties. It can help boost your immune system and help you avoid viruses, bacteria, and fungus that could make you ill. This is also a reason why coconut oil could be used topically to avoid infections.

Regulating Blood Sugar

Since coconut oil has an impact on hormones and thyroid function, it also has the ability to improve blood sugar numbers. People who use coconut oil regularly have found that their blood sugar stays much more in balance. In addition to regulating the blood sugar, coconut oil will also help to ensure insulin is used properly in the body to produce energy.


It’s an Antioxidants

Coconut oil is a powerful antioxidant, so it can help reduce the effects of aging. Essentially, it does this by stopping damage to healthy tissues in the body so that they do not worsen. Oxidation is the biggest contributor to the aging of the skin, so coconut oil working as an antioxidant can be quite powerful.

Weight Control

Coconut oil is high in medium-chain triglycerides, which will actually break down fats to make them healthier in the liver.


A study recently completed found that coconut oil will also give the body more efficient fat burning capabilities. Additionally, the same study found that when people consumed two tablespoons of coconut oil daily, they didn’t gain weight and they had a lower level of belly fat at the end of the study.

Did you know that coconut oil could be so beneficial? It is actually quite capable of helping with your health in many ways.  All you have to do is mix it right in with your juices to enjoy all of those benefits. Don’t forget to keep it around for topical uses as well.

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About Lionel Correia

Lionel is a fitness enthusiast, juicing advocate, and serial entrepreneur. He loves real estate, but is even more passionate about health, wellness and a positive mindset. He’s a graduate of the University of Arizona and prides himself on establishing great habits because great habits lead to great results. His favorite workouts include, yoga, spin class, sprints on the track and resistance training. He believes that if you desire a strong healthy body, you must first build mental toughness because a healthy body requires a disciplined mind and great habits.

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