“Coconut oil is the healthiest oil on earth” says Dr. Bruce Fife, a naturopathic doctor and the author of the book The Healing Miracles of Coconut Oil.
I just pulled out my coconut oil this morning. It has been quite a long time since I last used it and I totally forgot all the benefits that it has along with how yummy of a taste it has with foods. Now, coconut, the food itself, I can’t handle, but I LOVE cooking with my coconut oil. It just adds this great flavor! I also use it when I make my protein muffins for extra added flavor and healthy fast! Another great trick I found is to add it to your coffee in the morning! It not only gives your coffee a sweet taste, but the oil kind of sits on the top and moisturizes your lips too!
Another incredible fact about coconut oil is that even though it is a fat, it actually promotes weight loss!! The reason is again because of the healthy medium chain fatty acids. These fatty acids do not circulate in the bloodstream like other fats, but are sent directly to the liver where they are immediately converted into energy, just like carbohydrates. So the body uses the fat in coconut oil to produce energy, rather than be stored as body fat.
Medium chain fatty acids found in coconut oil also speed up the body’s metabolism burning more calories and promoting weight loss. The weight-loss effects of coconut oil have clearly been demonstrated by many researchers.