The US consumed 529,000 metric tons of coconut oil last year. That’s a seriously large number of coconuts, but it pales in comparison to the million-and-one benefits of coconut oil.
Okay, okay, there aren’t literally a million benefits to coconut oil, but there are a lot. From helping protect our bodies against diseases to boosting brain function to just plain old taste – delicious! – coconut oil’s nothing short of an organic wonder chemical.
So, maybe you’ve heard of this new trend where you add coconut oil to your coffee? If not, you need to check it out ASAP because it will change your life, or at least your morning routine.
Read on for the three top reasons you should be adding coconut oil to your coffee!
It Boosts Brain Function
Caffeine gives us the kick in our butts we need every morning to get the day started right. Adding some coconut oil to the mix? That takes things to a whole different level.
Our brain is made up of 60% fat and uses 20% of our daily energy – it sounds scary, but these are good things, trust us – and needs healthy dietary fat to stay sharp. Guess what food is rich in healthy dietary fats? Yep, coconut oil.
Here’s the thing, coconut oil is made up of something called medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). These are smaller than your normal fats, making them easier to absorb and process. Once MCTs reach your liver, they’re turned into something called ketones.
Ketones are your brain’s backup source of energy. Glucose is its main source. Once the MCTs from coconut oil are turned into ketones, they cross the blood-brain barrier super quickly and are ready to help boost your brain function.
It Gives You a Quick Burst of Energy
Adding coconut oil to your coffee doesn’t just help your brain work harder, better, faster, stronger. It actually gives you a burst of energy that has nothing to do with caffeine.
See, because coconut oil is a medium chain triglyceride instead of a long chain, it’s digested by your body in only three steps. Compare that to the twenty-six steps long chains take.
Your body is ready to use this new energy almost immediately. Coconut oil gives you healthy, organic, natural energy.
It’s a Great Source of Lauric Acid
You’re not alone if you have no idea what lauric acid is. Most people don’t, even though most people have been consuming it since they were babies. Lauric acid is essential to keeping us healthy as toddlers and can offer the same benefits once we’re grown women and men.
So, why is lauric acid so good? Well, it’s an MCT with antibacterial and antiviral properties. It’s satiating, which just means it makes us feel full without actually being full. It’s also been suggested that lauric acid may help slow or reverse Alzheimer’s disease.
Sounds pretty good, right?
There is one drawback to coconut oil, MCTs, and lauric acid – you don’t want to take more than a couple of tablespoons each day. Otherwise you’re going to be in the bathroom for a long time.
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