Oh my strong, white teeth, oh my happy gut, oh my precious energy and verve, oh my 1.5+ Ketone blood levels, to whom shall I direct my gratitude for delivering these gifts so swiftly? ‘Tis the coconut and its luscious, flavorful oil? Then, thanks and praise be to coconuts everywhere, may they be plentiful and always welcome in my kitchen!
Man oh man, do I love coconut oil. I read a book forever ago about coconut oil’s ability, to, like, basically save humanity, which got a few teenage eye-rolls, but it turns out that everything in that book, whose title I can’t recall, is totally true!
It’s been proven to promote heart health, promote weight loss when needed, support
the immune system, support a healthy metabolism, provide you with
an immediate energy source, keep your skin healthy and youthful, and even support the proper
functioning of your thyroid gland. It ALSO happens to be anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and antiprotazoa, thanks to it’s high concentration of lauric acid.
The capric acid in virgin coconut oil provides its anti-microbial properties (which, I will admit, sometimes allows me to not feel guilty eating it with a spoon right out of the container. Don’t judge, I love you.) 🙂
If you want to use coconut oil at all for those “anti-” qualities, make sure you use Extra Virgin, preferably organic, coconut oil.
Coconut oils is a saturated fat comprised mostly of MCT’s, or Medium Chain Triglycerides (fatty acids)- the kings of ketosis! In a (macadamia) nutshell, MCTs provide an immediate source of energy, rather than being stored as fat. Unlike any other fat, these MCTs are ushered right to the liver for energy conversion. Fantastic! Break out the Brazil nuts and dunk ’em in coconut oil, a little pinch of pink or gray salt, and Blammo! Keto, weight loss, energy, healthy heaven.
MCT Love right here. What else are MCT’s capable of?
stimulate your body’s metabolism
they lead to fat burning (and weight loss if needed)
are easily digested= less strain on your digestive system
don’t produce an insulin spike in your bloodstream, which means there’s no blood sugar spike and no cravings or hormonal compulsion to overeat!
You still here or are you running to #Costco or #ThriveMarket to get a gallon of coconut oil already? hello?
On oil pulling, caveat: There is not hard evidence that “oil pulling”, swishing for 10-20 minutes with oil and then spitting it out, accomplishes much of anything. However, that which makes money gets researched, so it’s no wonder there are no studies on it, is it? I have personally seen much whiter teeth and soothed gums when I’ve done it even sporadically. It is an ancient practice, lots of folks love it, it tastes divine if you do it with coconut oil, and it doesn’t hurt a thing, so I say, “have at it”!
Do you use coconut oil? Have you tried or are you curious to try oil pulling? Comment below or on our FB page to discuss!
Want more? Check out Weston Price’s coconut research