10 good reasons to add more coconut oil to your diet.

by Paul Horowitz

As modern science is learning more about how our bodies work, coconut is exploding in popularity. And it’s no wonder. Here are 10 reasons why you should add coconut oil to your diet today.

  1. It keeps you full throughout the day – In recent studies, the MCTs (Medium-chain triglycerides) in Coconut Oil have been shown to reduce calorie consumption in people. In other words, when people ate foods high in MCT’s they were less hungry and therefore ate less.
  2. May reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke - Saturated Fats have been criticized in the past, but not all saturated fats are alike. Recent studies suggest that diets high in saturated fats from certain sources, such as coconut oil, can have beneficial effects on your health, such as reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke.
  3. A cure for yeast infections – Unrefined coconut oil is very high in Lauric Acid, which studies have suggested can be a very fast and effective way of killing the bacteria Candida Albicans, a very common yeast infection in people. It can also be an effective prevention from developing yeast infections in the first place.
  4. Paleo and Ketogenic diet friendly – Coconut oil is free of carbohydrates, which makes it a perfect food for people on low carbohydrate diets such as Paleo and Ketogenic diets. Diets low in carbs can have various health benefits and can be an effective way of shedding excess kilograms. Studies have also suggested that Ketogenic diets may be effective in reducing the rate of seizures in epileptic patients and also in reducing tumours.
  5. Gives you more energy for longer – Coconut oil is a Low Glycemic Index(GI) food, which means it doesn’t raise your blood sugar levels after consumption as much as higher GI foods do. This can increase mood levels and give you less sugary cravings throughout the day while keeping your energy levels consistently high.
  6. It may be effective in preventing and reducing symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease – In patients with Alzheimer’s disease, it appears that there is a reduced ability to use glucose for energy in certain parts of the brain. Research suggests that Ketones can provide an alternative energy source for these parts of the brain, therefore reducing the symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Consuming coconut oil helps the body produce these Ketones, and can therefore assist in reducing the symptoms of Alzheimer’s.
  7. Good for your cholesterol – When most people think of Cholesterol, they think the aim is to reduce or remove as much of it from your body as possible. This however couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, without cholesterol, the body would simply be unable to function. The real aim is to essentially raise good cholesterol (HDL) and lower bad cholesterol (LDL) in our bodies. Studies have shown that the Lauric Acid in Coconut Oil can help raise HDL and lower LDL which may lower your risk of heart disease.
  8. It makes everything smell and taste amazing – Dreaming of that tropical getaway? While cooking with coconut oil won’t quite get you there, the smells and tastes can certainly make you feel like you’re one step closer to that tropical island paradise.
  9. It’s all natural – Unlike many oils that go through various processes and refinements before it hits the shelves, unrefined Coconut Oil is all natural, straight from the Coconut to you, with no added nasties. In fact, Niulife Coconut Oil uses their patented Direct Micro Expelling (DME™) process to extract the Coconut Oil within one hour of opening a coconut.
  10. You can empower and bring hope to others – When you buy Niulife Coconut Oil you help to improve the well-being of the rural population of tropical countries. This is achieved by revitalising the smallholder coconut industry through the use of modern technology and by working in partnership with local communities. You can read more about the Niulife story here.