Updated: Jan 27
Let’s face it, we have a slight addiction to coconut oil. But how much coconut oil is safe to consume daily? Let’s dig into the science...
A study titled "Associations of fats and carbohydrate intake with cardiovascular disease and mortality in 18 countries from five continents (PURE): a prospective cohort study," was finally released. It took ten years to complete.
This was their conclusion...
“We found that... saturated and unsaturated fatty acids were associated with lower risk of total mortality and stroke. We did not observe any detrimental effect of fat intakes on cardiovascular disease events. Global dietary guidelines should be reconsidered...” So there you have it...the myth that coconut oil will clog your arteries and raise your cholesterol – that existed for decades - has now been dispelled.
Wait… So, the more healthy fats we consume, the lower our chance of death and stroke? Uhhh, yes, please! Fat, when consumed properly, is your friend. So, pop open that raw unfiltered coconut oil jar or a tub of Good Kind Superfood Nicecream and eat a spoonful, guilt free!
So if coconut oil is a simple, effortless change you could make in your life right now that could improve your health, would you give it a try? It can also transform the way you look and feel. It’s a natural superfood that is bursting with health benefits and antioxidants, and eating a little every day is all you need for your body to gain maximum benefit.
Virgin coconut oil is one of the richest sources of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA's) available, and, when eaten in its pure, unrefined state, alongside a healthy wholefoods diet, it comes with a host of health benefits.
Coconut oil isn’t just a fad; in fact many scientists believe that consuming coconut oil every day could improve your health and wellbeing in many ways.
Now research has also shown there are potentially many other important benefits. These include:
improved dental care (coconut oil can facilitate the absorption of calcium by the body which can make your teeth and bones stronger)
reduced risk of type 2 diabetes
reduced risk of liver disease
reduced risk of heart disease
increased energy and improved endurance (which is why coconut oil is loved by athletes)
assisting in the prevention of kidney and gall stones.
More scientific research studies showing positive results are underway to look at how coconut oil may be able to reduce the risk of cancer, reduce the spread of cancer and help prevent Alzheimer’s. Sometimes the best proof is in the pudding...literally!
Not only can coconut oil be an insurance policy for your health, but can also help you lose weight and feel healthier too. It does this by beating your sugar cravings, reducing your appetite and giving your metabolism a boost which increases your body’s ability to burn fat.
You could get all of these benefits from simply including coconut oil in your diet every day.
The best part is that deciding to value your health isn’t difficult. Whether you switch up your regular cooking oil, use it in place of butter or you include it in vitamin-packed smoothies, a few small changes each day can help cut out the toxins and improve your lifestyle instantly. What have you got to lose?
The upper limit of coconut oil consumption is ultimately very personal. If you are 5’1”, 100 lbs, and on a vegan diet, your intake is going to be different than someone who is 6’7”, 350 lbs, and on a keto diet. Try what works for you! But remember, no matter your size or goals, at least one tablespoon a day is recommended as a safe addition to ANY plan. Fats like coconut oil are not only good for us, but crucial to a healthy life. Try what works for you! The only time we suggest restricting consumption of coconut oil is if you are simultaneously consuming high amounts of refined sugar/carbohydrates. It is never healthy to push your insulin up and then introduce large amounts of fat. Like most things, fat consumption comes down to being sensible.
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