I’ve heard people describe coconut as being a sort of a superfood and that the oil derived from coconut was incredibly good for you.
Given my already clear interest in simple organic living, I wanted to give coconut oil a try. In addition to cooking with it, I took 1 tablespoon of coconut oil every morning when I woke as a supplement, and this is what I noticed.
1. I stopped getting sick.
Coconut oil contains lauric acid, which can kill bacteria, fungi, and save off viral infections too. At no point since I began taking coconut oil have I had any kind of infections or sicknesses. Granted, I only usually get sick once a year, but so far so good.
2. My weight has normalized.
Usually my weight is up and down, but coconut oil has helped me control my weight. It makes sense:
A study conducted back in 2009 found that coconut oil helps the body resist insulin and make food more easily digestible. Coconut oil also helps kill your hunger and make you eat less.
3. I had more energy.
Each morning, alongside a cup of coffee, I took a tablespoon of coconut oil. It had a delayed effect for me. Usually after my cup of coffee wore off, I’d continue feeling a boost from the coconut oil well into the afternoon.
I no longer felt compelled to nap for an hour in the middle of the day. It was pretty awesome.
I had positive experiences with coconut oil overall. Have you ever tried it? How did you feel?