The benefits of Coconuts…

The coconut embodies the definition of “Superfood” to the fullest extent. Every aspect of the coconut in every form (coconut oil, coconut water, coconut meat, yields countless benefits. Once you know what coconuts can do for your body, you’d be crazy not to incorporate them into your diet plan.

From athletes looking to increase performance to the couch potato looking to lose some weight and ward off disease, the coconut has something for everyone. Here is a short list of the benefits of coconuts:

  • Weight Loss
  • Increased Immunity
  • Maintain Cholesterol Levels
  • Proper Digestion & Metabolism
  • Avoid Heart Disease
  • Bone Strength
  • Dental Care
  • Skin Care
  • Hair Care
  • Antifungal, Antiviral, & Antibacterial
  • Helps Prevent Liver Disease
  • Helps Control Blood Sugar
  • Improves Mineral Absorption
  • Reduces Viral Susceptibility

THE VALUE OF MEDIUM CHAIN TRIGLYCERIDES

The main reason for all the benefits of coconuts are called Medium Chain Triglycerides. The majority of the fat in our diet is made up of Long Chain Fatty Acids. Besides being physically different, they affect the body in a completely different way from Medium Chain Fatty Acids.

Long Chain Triglycerides are broken down by pancreatic acids which then go to the intestinal wall nicely packaged as lipoproteins where they’re broken down even further and then redistributed throughout the body.

During this time some of these lipoproteins stop along the way and make a nice little home as bodyfat on different parts of the body, or float through the veins increasing your risk for atherosclerosis and heart disease. Eventually, they get small enough and are sent to the liver to be used as energy and burned Up.

MCTs (or a linkage of 3 or more Medium Chain Fatty Acids) are part of what makes the coconut, but more importantly, coconut oil so powerful. MCTs don’t work the same as normal fats; they’re not digested the same way.

Most of MCTs consumed are directed immediately to the intestinal wall and then sent to the liver to be used as energy. This is important because instead of being redistributed as fat, they ramp you up while keeping you lean and mean. MCTs are also one of the main ingredients of Nature’s ultimate Superfood, mother’s milk (not to be confused with the ever-popular Muscle Milk). Infants can easily consume and absorb the nutrients in Mother’s Milk mainly because of the MCTs as well as the lauric acid.

ANOTHER BENEFIT OF COCONUT OIL IS THE REDUCTION OF INFLAMMATION IN THE BODY.

Disease and illness thrive on inflammation which causes even more problems and greater stress on the body. This anti-inflammatory response is one of the reasons Coconut Oil helps prevent certain illnesses.

With the many research studies done it has been shown that Coconut Oil can help reduce the risk of atherosclerosis, heart disease, cancer, digestive issues, diabetes, kidney stones, chronic fatigue syndrome, seizures, pancreatitis and much, much more.

Not only will you perform better, feel better and potentially live longer, Coconut Oil is readily available. You can find it almost anywhere and it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.

Try Coconut Oil as a pre-workout boost before a workout by mixing it with your coffee. Cooking with Coconut Oil is also a great idea due to its high heat tolerance. Other oils tend to go rancid when cooked too high, but not Coconut Oil!

You can also take in the benefits of coconuts as coconut milk which is a blend of the meat and water. Add this to a smoothie or protein shake and not only will it taste great, but it will also give you a surge of raw power you can utilize.

 

Adam