Organic coconut oil may not be in your wishlist this Christmas. Heck, this Asian sensation from the plant dubbed as the ‘tree of life’ may not be in your radar. But all the great things it brings just simply cannot be ignored.
Check out for yourself. As they say, “The proof of the pudding is in the eating.” Devour!
1. Stronger Heart
Our heart is like a dynamo and that’s an understatement. While the big machines that help us to work are laid to rest from time to time, our heart pumps 70 times every single minute of your day – even when we’re asleep. That’s 2000 gallons of blood pumped daily. Small wonder why heart ailments top the charts as the #1 cause of death – heart disease claims 610,000 American lives yearly, CDC reports.
The good news is organic coconut oil contains healthy fats, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated, that helps lower cholesterol triglyceride levels. Further, the heavenly oil is rich in antioxidants (e.g., flavonoids, polyphenols) which reduce oxidative stress that clog up heart vessels.
2. Slimmer Waist
Carrying a flab-burdened tummy is definitely severely limiting, anywhere you go. Most true in your high school reunion. But your crying days maybe over. Organic coconut oil taken daily has been found to effectively reduce waist circumference. In one research on obese men, regular intake of 2 tablespoons (30 grams) of organic coconut oil for 4 weeks did indeed cut waist circumference by as much as 1.1 inches or 2.86 cm.
Don’t look now but waist circumference has been directly linked to longevity. Creepy but extensive research show: The bigger the belly, the shorter the lifespan of a human.
3. Greater Energy
The MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides) in organic coconut oil are a major source of energy as they go directly to the liver where they are easily converted to energy useful for the body. Cool, right?
Taken in the morning, organic coconut oil may boost your energy levels for the whole day (24 hours) by as much as 5% – minus the harmful effects of energy drinks (e.g., cardiac arrest)
Now, we could add a dozen more benefits in this list and it would still run short of how immensely helpful organic coconut oil is to man. That should tell you, indulging in the awesome goodness of the heavenly oil is a great hack in a Christmas filled with happiness overflowing to your heart’s content