Most people look at dieting and exercise with a desire to become more health conscious. Of course part of the process is eating lots of fruits and vegetables. One fruit in particular “the coconut” should not be overlooked… mainly because it’s rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
However, when taken in abundance there are potential coconut oil side effects myths we should acknowledge. There are basically two forms of coconut oil on the market: Virgin coconut oil and the commercial coconut oil.
The purest form of coconut oil is virgin… it’s not processed, therefore it ranks higher with regards to benefits and thus has minimal if any side effects.
On the other hand, commercial coconut oil is processed and has been linked to certain side effects such as weight gain and an increase in bad cholesterol levels because of the type of saturated fat it contains. For the most part, coconut oil has been known to protect you from viruses, bacteria, infection, cancer, thyroid, brain, and heart problems… plus beatifies your skin – not to mention the benefits of coconut oil pulling.
So do not let the saturated-fat myth rob you of your good health.
Needless to say, I have no blemishes, my cholesterol is normal and I have good oral hygiene. Not all coconut oil is created equal… some are better than others, however here’s what you can expect to gain with some of the simplest forms of coconut oil:
- Improve your skin
- Help you burn fat
- Provide your body with the healthiest nutrients found in nature
- Increase your energy
- And help you avoid heart disease, cancer, thyroid-related problems and much more!
The one thing to keep in mind… is that coconut oil should not be used to remedy health conditions for which you are currently taking medication for and should only be used in conjunction with your medication. However, if you experience an allergic reaction to coconut oil then obviously it’s not for you.
Are you using coconut oil? If so, we like to hear your thoughts… even if you’re flirting with the idea of using coconut oil we like to know your thoughts in the comments below.