*Photo Credit: KSHAMICA MD BLOG
One of the most frequent questions that I am asked is why I use coconut oil in my baked goods and what the benefits are. Well, I am a BIG fan of the stuff, so I want to break it down for you.
- It can boost thyroid function helping to increase metabolism, energy and endurance. It increases digestion and helps to absorb fat-soluble vitamins.
- It has a saturated fat called lauric acid which has been know to increase good HDL cholesterol in the blood so it can also help restore normal thyroid function.
- Coconut contains a special type of fat that reacts with the body and allows it to metabolize fat differently and has been proven to reduce abdominal fat in particular.
- It moisturizes your hair and skin! You can use it like a conditioning treatment in your hair…and it is lovely!
Yes, it is true that coconut contains cholesterol, but it is GOOD cholesterol. Yes, it has slightly more fat and calories than butter per serving…BUT it has SO MANY more health benefits.
So, buy some coconut oil and make one of these yummy treats!1
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