The coconut oil diet has been used by people for some time, but you
might be thinking what is so special about the coconut oil? The oil is
normally extracted from a matured coconut of a coconut palm. This fruit
is very abundant in tropical areas and has been used as food for years.
The oil from a coconut is frequently used to cook food as it is very
hard to oxidize. There are several ways to extract the oil from the
coconut. The coconut kernel is shredded first then dried in an oven;
later on the coconut is pressed and the oil comes out.
This is the
to extract virgin coconut oil which is the ideal form for
There are other ways to extract the oil but they usually involve
refining it which lowers its quality. It is generally used as a
part of a losing weight diet and to improve general health. The fats
composing it are easily absorbed into the body and can be used as
an energy source in no time. The virgin coconut oil can help not only
weight but in treating some conditions like hypertension and heart
disease. It is also great as a moisturizer.
The coconut oil diet can be very unusual for some people as the oil is
mostly composed of saturated fats. These types of fats are normally
known to be very dangerous.
The main difference between the
natural coconut’s fat and the processed saturated fat lies in the
structure of the coconut’s oil.
Processed saturated fats in the human body tend to clog the
resulting in problems like hypertension, heart disease, high
cholesterol levels and diabetes.
The common processed unsaturated oils
from vegetables turn toxic at very high temperatures likes the ones
used for frying. This lead to a very high content of dangerous fats for
any food prepared that way. Since the oil of the coconut is naturally
mostly composed of saturated fats it can resist the oxidation more than
In order to start a virgin coconut oil diet correctly you will also
exercise program to boost its benefits. Exercises like walking,
swimming and jogging are the ideal combination for the diet.
will become solid if you store in the fridge so keep it at room
temperature before using it to make it liquid. You can start by adding
2 to 3 tablespoons (total in a day) to your meals every day.
The diet does not require any specific food for your meals but it can
be more effective if you combine it with lots of fresh fruits and
vegetables. Salads are good for the use of the oil but you can use the
extra virgin olive oil during the week as well. Avoid processed foods
as they can decrease
from Virgin Coconut Oil to Diet Guidelines
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