Top 10 Surprising Reasons to Add Coconut Oil to Your Daily Dietary Supplement Routine

Top 10 Surprising Reasons to Add Coconut Oil to Your Daily Dietary Supplement Routine

Experience the Magic of Coconut Oil Daily

Okay, so here's a little snippet from my life. I am, for real, a coconut oil fanatic. I use it every way humanly possible, and let me tell you, I feel amazing. Thinking if I should get a tattoo of a coconut tree. Okay, that’s not entirely correct. But let's get back to our topic!

You see, the reason I jumped on the coconut oil train was mainly because of my son Oren. This little rascal would refuse any meal that did not have the faintest whiff of coconut oil in it. So, naturally, our pantry started to look like a dedicated coconut oil store. It was in this newfound world of coconut oil that I unwittingly stumbled upon a magnificent treasure. Let me break it to you, that surprise has nothing to do with finding Nemo – Nemo's our beagle, by the way (He can’t stand coconut oil and that’s the only reason he’s not adding it to his diet!)

Coconut Oil: Your Body's Best Friend

Adding coconut oil to your daily diet can work wonders for your body. Essentially, it is packed with medium-chain triglyceride (MCT), a type of fat that your body metabolises differently. Unlike other fats, MCTs are transported directly to your liver where they act as a rapidly digestible fuel source. Now, the additional energy sure does keep me chasing around Oren and Catalina without panting like an old-time steam engine!

Also, coconut oil has a very important ace up its sleeve. It's a tall, sophisticated character known as lauric acid. This stellar component contributes to almost half of coconut oil’s fatty acids. The remarkable thing about lauric acid is that when you consume it, your body converts it into monolaurin – a compound with strong antimicrobial properties. Just imagine having an army of monolauren-ready soldiers, battling against harmful pathogens right in the comfort of your gut! A delight, honestly.

Coconut Oil: The Secret to Lasting Weight Loss

What if I told you that adding coconut oil to your daily diet could help you in your weight loss journey? You're probably scratching your head and even reaching for that box of chocolates. Hold on to that thought! Let me explain. Remember that little guy MCT I told you about earlier? Right, the energy booster. The thing about MCT is that it helps increase the number of calories your body burns compared with longer-chain fats.

It's like having your body perform a magic trick, transforming the fat you consume into energy rather than storing it away for a rainy day. Studies have even shown that people who consume 1–2 tablespoons (15–30 ml) of medium-chain fats daily, may reduce their body weight and waist circumference. Now that’s a win-win!

Coconut Oil: The One-Stop Shop for Oral Health Promotion

I was always under the impression that traditional dental health measures were enough until I discovered the wonders of oil pulling with coconut oil. Essentially, oil pulling is a practice where you swish oil in your mouth for about 15–20 minutes to improve oral health. This traditional method is so effective that it could even give your toothpaste a run for its money!

Why? Because coconut oil pulling kills harmful bacteria in the mouth, reduces bad breath, prevents tooth decay and improves gum health. It sounds like a full-fledged dental clinic inside a jar of coconut oil, yay! What’s even more, oil pulling with coconut oil is also believed to whiten your teeth over time. All I can say is, by performing oil pulling, you'll be donning a brilliant and healthy smile in no time.

Coconut Oil: A Healer for Skin and Hair

Perhaps, this is the reason why my daughter, Catalina, swears by coconut oil. Yes, you heard it right. Coconut oil isn’t just a culinary star, it’s also a beauty miracle. Applying coconut oil to your skin can be beneficial as its antioxidant properties help fight aging, while its moisturizing abilities make your skin soft and smooth.

The same goes for our hair. Regularly applying coconut oil on your scalp has shown to reduce protein loss in both damaged and non-damaged hair. A bit of coconut oil also brings life to dry or frizzy hair. Don’t believe me? Ask Catalina. She can write an entire encyclopedia on the wonderous impacts of coconut oil on hair!

So, my folks, that's about it. This is how coconut oil has been my silent knight in shining armor in the battle that is everyday life. Try adding it to your daily dietary supplement routine, your body will thank you. Okay, I need to scoop out coconut oil for Catalina’s hair spa. Until next time!

Written by Xander Sterling

I am Xander Sterling, a pharmaceutical expert with a passion for writing about medications, diseases and supplements. With years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, I strive to educate people on proper medication usage, supplement alternatives, and prevention of various illnesses. I bring a wealth of knowledge to my work and my writings provide accurate and up-to-date information. My primary goal is to empower readers with the necessary knowledge to make informed decisions on their health. Through my professional experience and personal commitment, I aspire to make a significant difference in the lives of many through my work in the field of medicine.