This week sees the expansion of the Bodybuilding Warehouse Pure Range with the inclusion of Pure Organic Coconut Oil.
The uses of Coconut Oil:
Pure Organic Coconut Oil has many health and healing benefits and has been used in both cooking and skin care for generations. Its active properties are Antioxidants, MCT (Medium Train-Triglycerides), Lauric Acid, Caprylic Acid and Capric Acid. The active ingredients within coconut oil are impressive and it makes for a great supplement for those who want to improve their general health, as well as dieters.
How Can Coconut Oil Help Those Who Are Dieting?
Firstly, Coconut Oil boosts the metabolism, helping you to burn calories and lose fat. This is due to the fatty Acids present within Coconut Oil which encourage your body to burn ketones and free fatty acids for fuel rather than glucose. When your body burns ketones and free fatty acids instead of glucose, the glucose is stored within your liver and muscles as glycogen. The glycogen is then released at a steady pace and fuels both your brain function and muscular activity between meals but the benefits don't stop there. Coconut oil also stabilises blood sugar levels which is great for fighting cravings and stabilising moods. When our moods become more stable, it becomes easier to make sensible food choices and stick with that healthy eating plan.
How Can Coconut Oil Help Your General Health?
Pure Organic Coconut Oil contains tiny MCT molecules which are very easily digested. This easy digestion means that coconut oil puts very little strain on your digestive system and pancreas and foods cooked in coconut also become easier to digest. The MCT in Pure Coconut Oil can also deeply penetrate your skin and hair and protect against environmental and free radical damage. Therefore, one of the many suggested uses of coconut oil is as a pure organic moisturiser.
Pure Organic Coconut Oil also contains Lauric Acid and the only other place to find this is wonder acid in breast milk! Lauric Acid is converted to Monolaurin in the body and Monolaurin may help to destroy viruses and bacterial infections.
The fact that coconut oil can be used in foods and externally can sometimes cause confusion, but it really is that versatile.
How to Use Coconut Oil
As mentioned, Pure Coconut Oil can be used on the skin to add moisture and protect
against free radicals but the huge internal health benefits also make cooking with Pure Coconut Oil very popular.
One of the simplest ways to add coconut oil to your diet is to use a tablespoon in place of your traditional cooking oil. You can also use it in baking and smoothies. As Coconut oil is rather solid, it is a good idea to use a blender and add the Coconut Oil prior to other ingredients of room temperature to avoid lumps. If you have a little extra time, you can have a smooth coconut oil shake by gently melting your coconut oil first.
To start feeling the benefits of Pure Coconut Oil, why not give this Chocolate Coconut Protein Smoothie a try;
2 cups of water
½ a cup of yogurt
5 large strawberries
1 tablespoon coconut oil (pre melted)
1 scoop of Pure Whey 80 Chocolate flavour
Ice as needed
Add all the ingredients to a blender, blend and enjoy