The health benefits of coconut oil have been proven by almost 2,000 studies. Unfortunately, these studies are not enough to convince everyone to use it. Some folks still avoid coconut oil due to high amounts of saturated fats, but research shows that saturated fats don’t cause heart disease.
Taking coconut oil every day can greatly improve your health. Here are some benefits you’ll experience once you start taking 2 tablespoons of coconut oil daily.
Your blood sugar and insulin levels will stabilize
Coconut oil won’t directly stabilize your blood sugar and insulin but it slows down the digestion processand ultimately prevents blood sugar spikes. Eating coconut oil with carbs with high glycemic index will help keep the blood sugar levels steady.
You will burn more fat
Many people only focus on calories and don’t realize that the source of calories is also important. Different foods have different effects on our hormones. Research shows that the triglycerides in coconut oil increases the number of calories you burn compared to other fats. One study found that coconut oil can help you burn up to 120 extra calories a day.
Your appetite will reduce
The fatty acids in coconut oil can help you eat less. One study found that ingestion of these fatty acids for breakfast helped the reduce food intake at lunch. Note that this was a short term study – better results can be experienced if coconut oil is taken long term.
Your blood cholesterol levels will improve
Contrary to what some may believe, coconut oil actually increases the good cholesterol. And it can also make the bad cholesterol less harmful. Basically, coconut oil will end up improving your heart health.
Your thyroid function will improve
Coconut oil has shown great results in improving thyroid function and metabolism. Well, do you know that 34 percent of American adults have metabolic syndrome and over 12 million Americans have undiagnosed thyroid disorder? Taking 2 TBSP of coconut oil will improve your metabolism and thyroid and consequently help you lose belly fat.
You will lose stubborn belly fat
Abdominal fat is the hardest to eliminate. Well, this study shows that women who took 2 TBSP of coconut oil per day, for 12 weeks, had a significant reduction in their BMI and waistline. And another study conducted on 20 men shows that the men who took coconut oil lost 1.1 inches on their waist after taking 2 TBSP of coconut oil for 4 weeks.
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