5 Ways Coconut Oil Makes a Happier, Healthier You

1. Coconut Oil Helps Heart-Health

Coconut Oil is high in "medium chain triglycerides" which increases good (HDL) cholesterol and lowers bad cholesterol (LDL) - this is great for maintaining a healthy heart! Recent scientific understanding shows that not all saturated fats are bad. Coconut oil contains medium-chain triglycerides (MCT’s) which the human body metabolises very differently, and which have unique health benefits.

2. Coconut Oil Contributes to Weight Loss

Eat fat to lose weight? Coconut oil promotes lean muscle rather than fat is because it's made up of short and medium-chain fatty acids that are easy to digest. Added regularly to a diet, coconut oil speeds up the body’s metabolism. Pass the fat, please.

3. Coconut Oil is an Energy Booster

Amazingly, your body can easily digest coconut oil and transform it quickly into usable energy. When you eat MCTs, they tend to go straight to your liver and your body uses them as a source of energy or turns them into ketones. Adding a teaspoon of coconut oil in your smoothie or morning coffee provides a quick and healthy energy boost.

4. Coconut Oil is an All-Natural Moisturizer

Coconut oil is a tried and true moisturizer and natural beauty enhancer. Studies have shown that coconut oil improves moisture in dry skin and reduces eczema. It’s soothing on skin, hair and nails, keeping them nourished and moisturized. Coconut oil can protect hair from damage and kills harmful bacteria in the mouth through oil-pulling.

5. Coconut Oil Boosts Brain Power

Initial research suggests that ketones can provide energy to brain cells and reduce symptoms of Alzheimer’s. MCT’s in coconut oil can increase brain activity and is being studied for possible benefits in preventing dementia.

So grab your jar of coconut oil now and get your healthy on!