Coconut oils and sugars are the new “superfood” in town. Coconut oil can help you with fat loss as well as enable better brain function. Coconut sugar is a natural alternative to manufactured sweeteners that are now being proved harmful. Both have powerful and proven benefits and should be incorporated into everyone’s diets.
Coconut oil contains medium chain triglycerides, or MCTs. MCTs are metabolized differently than other fatty acids and can help with several brain disorders including epilepsy and Alzheimer’s. What MCTs have also been shown to do is increase your body’s energy expenditure by as much as 5%, which can potentially lead to weight loss over the long term without even doing anything. Another way MCTs help weight loss is by making you less hungry. Studies have shown that people who ate MCTs in the morning ate fewer calories throughout the rest of the day.
Coconut oil can also do wonders for your hair and skin. It only makes sense that consuming coconut would help with these beauty aspects since so many of the products you see on the shelf contain them. You can even apply coconut oil topically on your skin and hair.
Coconut sugar is a great alternative to table sugar and other sweeteners because it contains vital nutrients whereas the other options are just empty calories. While still a sugar and not the healthiest thing in the world for you, the bottom line is that there is sugar in everything and so if you’re going to use it, you might as well use natural coconut sugar that has actual nutrition in it instead of fake processed sugar.
Coconut oils and sugars are great alternatives to other oils and sugars that are commonly used. They’re natural and can even help with certain health ailments. Besides the great health benefits, coconut also tastes great. One of my favorite things is a spoonful of coconut oil in my morning coffee.