Benefits of eating coconut oil
Coconut oil is fast becoming the number one choice for health conscious celebs. Jennifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie, Miranda Kerr and Jillian Michaels are all advocates of this wonder oil. Coconut oil has many benefits if you are buying organic virgin/extra virgin oil. It is 100% natural with no additives, preservatives or other nasties that can mess up your system. It is gluten free, lactose free and had no cholesterol making it a super fat.
It can replace all your conventional cooking oils, butter and spreads and it is suitable for both vegetarians and vegans. There are about 900 calories in every 100mls of coconut oil. You will normally use about a tablespoon (15mls) in cooking therefore 135 cals per serving. Coconut oil has less calories than similar fats and oils. The calories in coconut oil are immediately consumed by the body providing instant energy.
This makes coconut oil a healthy fat. As the body converts coconut oil straight into instant energy via the liver, the body will not store it in the way it will with other fats. In fact this process in itself reduces the fat load on the liver making it a lot happier and less over worked. It contains no cholesterol and be very helpful in preventing and treating heart disease.