Friday, September 9, 2011

Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil is a medium-chain triglyceride, a good fat that the body uses to produce energy.

In a recent study, participants who used 1 to 2 tbsp a day of coconut oil and walked 50 minutes a day had:
Increased levels of HDL (good cholesterol)
Decreased LDL/HDL ratio
Reduced waist circumfrence

Other benefits included increasing the body's metabolism, helps fight off pathogens, reduced body fat helps improve insulin resistance and glucose tolerance and helps with elimination.

Coconut Oil can be used as a spread, in salad dressings, smoothies, protein shakes, oatmeal and hot tea.  You can also apply it directly to your skin or apply one drop to your hair as a conditioner.

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