I’m sure you have heard a lot about coconut oil lately. Coconut oil can be considered one of the best fat choices for women with PCOS. Coconut oil contains Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFA) that are easily digested and absorbed by the body and offer a ton of benefits for women with PCOS.
Because coconut oil is so easily digested, it can offer a quick energy boost which leads to better appetite control and weight loss. Along with being a quick pick-me-up, coconut oil offers a long list of other amazing health benefits. Coconut oil helps keep insulin and blood sugar levels stable, it nourishes the thyroid glands and can help maintain healthy cell structure. Coconut oil also produces monolaurin in the body – a potent antiviral and antibacterial monoglyceride that helps our body fight off flu and cold viruses.
Coconut oil can be used for an array of safe and effective beauty treatments as well. It’s a natural SPF 15 and can be used for both a moisturizer and sun protectant. Coconut oil is also amazing for moisturizing lips and cuticles, deep conditioning hair and can be used as a safe and effective shaving cream. When coconut oil is mixed with sugar or salt, it can make an amazing non-toxic body scrub. Essential oils can be diluted in coconut oil, making them safe and effective to use directly on the skin.
Here are a few easy ways to incorporate coconut oil into your life:
- Add 1 Tbsp of coconut oil into your morning smoothie for a boost of energy.
- Use coconut oil in place of butter in baking recipes or topped onto veggies.
- Combine 1 Tbsp coconut oil with 6 drops of your favorite essential oils for a non toxic moisturizer and perfume.
- Add a dollop of coconut oil in your hair in the evening for an overnight deep conditioning hair mask.
Coconut oil has some really great benefits for women with PCOS. Not only is it an amazing source of good fat that helps stabilize blood sugar levels and provides a nice boost of energy, it can also help reduce the toxic load of many beauty products by replacing them with a jar of coconut oil. When shopping for coconut oil, organic cold-pressed unrefined is best and offers the most nutrients possible! How will you use coconut oil in you daily routine?
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