7. Boosts Energy and Stamina
If you are feeling low in energy and stamina, start consuming coconut oil.
The healthy fats, especially medium-chain triglycerides, are metabolized differently. These fats go straight from the digestive tract to the liver, where they are used as a quick source of energy.
Not just that, this oil also produces a longer sustained energy and increases your metabolism. This is one reason why coconut oil is beneficial for people suffering from adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism.
- To boost your energy level, eat 1 to 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin coconut oil daily. You can add it to your smoothies or your morning coffee.
8. Reduces Seizures
Even a short period of seizures is scary, but those who have epilepsy suffer from repeated seizures.
To reduce seizures, a ketogenic diet (very low carbohydrate, very high fat) is recommended. This type of diet alters the way energy is burned in the body, by using fat rather than carbohydrates as the main fuel. This ultimately causes an increase in ketones in the blood, which have therapeutic effects on brain cells.
One of the main components of a ketogenic diet is coconut oil, due to its medium-chain triglycerides.
A 2008 study published in The Lancet Neurology reports that a ketogenic diet is beneficial in children with treatment-intractable epilepsy.
- To help reduce seizures, consume 1 teaspoon of extra-virgin coconut oil 3 times a day. Gradually increase the amount to up to 2 tablespoons a day.