Coconut Oil

Uses of coconute oil on Amino DietClose to one third of the earth’s population relies on the coconut for food and/or economy. You can eat the meat of the coconut, drink the milk and use the oil for cooking and medicinal purposes.  It’s been used extensively, in oil form, in traditional medicines in Asia and the Pacific for thousands of years.

The oil of the coconut is taken from the meat of matured coconuts. It is very stable oil. It is slow to oxidize and doesn’t get rancid quickly. Because of this, it is good for cooking even at high temperatures.

Although it is high in saturated fat, that fat is made up mainly of lauric acid, which is found only in one other place, breast milk. The lauric acid is converted to monolaurin in the body, which can help to fight viruses and bacteria.

Coconut oil can be used for many things like:

  • Moisturize the skin
  • Prevent protein loss in hair
  • Reduce fine lines
  • Promote heart health
  • Support the immune system
  • Helps with thyroid function
  • Stimulates metabolism
  • Helps to maintain blood sugar levels

Most of the typical fat you consume is difficult for the body to digest. Coconut oil is a healthy fat that is easier to digest and therefore it doesn’t have the same negative effects on cholesterol and it protects against heart disease.  While on the Liquid Amino Diet, you can consume one healthy fat serving per day. Coconut oil is a great option (virgin or extra virgin are best) – many dieters choose to cook with it.

Health coaches are available to answer questions at 1-800-980-7208.

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