Did you know that coconut oil is good for you both internally and externally? Let's get right into your body first and see how coconut oil fixes your low immunity, weak energy and slow metabolism. And how it makes you look younger than you actually are.
1. Boosting Your Immunity
You want to become impervious to attacks by bacteria, viruses, fungi and other super germs in the air you breathe in or on the food and water you consume, you have to step up your immunity.
Bad news is, our immunity can only protect us to a certain extent due to its limitation in producing antibodies at any one time. Meaning, they're easily outnumbered when you put yourself in a highly contaminated environment for long hours.
Good news is, with just one tablespoon coconut oil can benefit your health by supplying thousands of antimicrobials to help you fight and subdue those harmful microbes. You eat more of it, you'll take your immunity to an even higher level.
Which is why I hardly fall sick after taking coconut oil for so many years. And even if I do, I recover super quickly.
2. Energizing Your Body
Coconut oil contains about 50-64% short-chain and medium-chain fatty acids altogether.
Unlike the predominant long-chain fatty acids in other vegetable oils and animal fats that need insulin and special enzymes to penetrate cell walls and fuel your cells respectively, the shorter fatty acids in coconut oil can easily permeate your cells without insulin and convert to energy without special enzymes.
These make coconut oil a perfect fuel supply for those who need immediate energy to power them up for increased activity.
3. Increasing Your Metabolism
When your cells receive adequate energy timely, they'll become more active than ever and kick your metabolism to high gear. This is good for burning fat and losing weight.
Which is why many overweights are using coconut oil to help them lose weight.
4. Suppling Your Skin
Heard of free radicals?
These are the renegade molecules that appear everywhere in the surroundings as well as inside our body. When you inhale polluted air, eat highly-processed food, or drink contaminated water, you invite them into your body.
Free radicals specialize in attacking the connective tissues which are strong fibers that firmly support our skin. When these connective fibers are damaged, your skin will sag and wrinkle. You'll look older than you really are.
Whereas unsaturated fats in most vegetable oils promote free-radical activity, saturated fats in coconut oil freeze free radicals dead in their tracks.
Not only that, the metabolism-boosting effect of that same saturated fats (i.e. medium-chain fatty acids) in coconut oil helps to repair and replace damaged skin cells quickly too. And if you also apply coconut oil to your skin, the rate at which your skin replaces dead cells will double up.
Which means, when you consume coconut oil for health benefits and use it topically as well, you tend to look younger and more vibrant than your real age.
In fact, your skin is the first line of defense against disease-causing microbes. Therefore, you should at all times protect your skin with coconut oil, in addition to taking coconut oil every day.