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5 Reasons To Eat More Coconut Oil

Whether you’re on a diet or not, you probably might want to add coconut oil to your diet. If you are not in doubt, these 5 reasons might change your mind.

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If its name doesn’t ring a bell, then it’s about time to enlighten yourself about the amazing coconut oil and its many amazing uses. It isn’t just an ordinary oil used in sautéing vegetables; it’s also a wonderful addition to baked goods, an excellent replacement for butter, improving and enhancing flavors. But aside from the mentioned above, there are many other reasons to use and eat coconut oil. Below are five of them.

1. It could help you lose weight.

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Because it is a satisfying fat, consuming coconut oil makes you feel full quickly. It is for that reason that those who are on a strict diet eat this at least 30 minutes before meals. By doing that, they are stopping themselves from eating too much. In addition, this oil has medium-chain triglycerides, which are quickly transformed into energy and not stored as fats.

2. It softens the skin and keeps your hair beautiful and damage-free.

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The effects of coconut oil go deep into your scalp, keeping your hair beautiful and nourished. Plus, it keeps you dandruff-free. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties and essential proteins, any signs of hair damage are prevented.

3. It makes the bones and teeth stronger.

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Coconut oil has properties that help improve magnesium and calcium absorption. These two compounds are responsible for keeping the teeth and bones healthy.

4. It combats bacteria and viruses that cause colds.

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An anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-microbial agent that wards off potential illnesses, Lauric acid is very abundant in coconut oil. Because of its abundance, when ingesting coconut oil, you are giving your immune system a boost, improving the blood cell counts and fighting infections and viruses.

5. It improves good cholesterol levels.

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To clear out the talks about oils and cholesterol, it must be known that all oils are made up of different sorts of fatty acids, and each of them comes in varying quantities and effects. As for coconut oil, it is no exception. Rich in saturated fats, there is nothing to worry about the fats found in coco oil because they are good for the body.

Knowing what coconut oil can do to your body, would you keep at least one jar at home? We’re suggesting you should. But if its taste doesn’t favor you, begin by adding it in your favorite detox smoothie recipes.

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