Many people have now incorporated organic coconut oil into their diet but they may be wondering when is the best time to be consuming this delicious oil. The plain truth of the matter is that it is beneficial at various stages of the day, here is a snippet from an article in the Sonaran News
Coconut Oil Gives You A Mental Boost
`When you need a mental boost, especially first thing in the morning. Coconut oil is loaded with medium chain triglycerides to help supply your brain with ample energy. Even though your brain weights only 3 lbs. it uses 20% of your daily energy! Next time you are feeling tired and sluggish, eat a tablespoon! (Note: Works best on empty stomach)
`Before/After a workout. Eating coconut oil before workouts for that explosive enduring energy helps get through the day after you workout as well Athletes are now looking at entering workouts in a “fasted” state and eating coconut oil afterwards for recovery. We suggest both, and encourage you to see what works best for you.
`With Meals. Coconut oil is a natural healthy replacement for margerine and unhealthy oils. So keep the whole family supplied with healthy fats by adding coconut oil in place of unhealthy processed fats like canola or rapeseed.
`For Those Late-night munchies, ever wake up starving? This is typically caused by both under-eating and overeating close to bedtime. In either case, the bad decision is to load up on simple sugars and left-over pizza. The appetite suppressing effect of coconut oil makes it the perfect midnight snack. Eat a tablespoon with a glass of water and go back to bed.`
Some very good advice there. The article also mentions the activity of Oil Pulling which is all the rage now, here`s the explanation on it:
`Oil pulling is like using mouthwash and involves swishing the oil in your mouth. It helps freshen breath, whitens teeth, and improves gum health. First thing in the morning, place one tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth and begin to swish for 5-20 minutes.
`Without swallowing, move it around your mouth, teeth, and gums as if it were mouthwash but don’t gargle it. The oil will begin to get watery as it mixes with your saliva. Keep swishing. You may also notice that the oil mixture will thicken the longer that you “pull”.
`When you are new to oil pulling, this can seem like a really long time. It’s important to keep at it, as this will make the oil most effective. Try it in the shower and the time will pass much more easily. After the 5-20 minutes, spit the oil mixture into the toilet or trash can. Rinse out your mouth with warm water and brush your teeth.
I hope this information has proven useful to you, here at Global Foods Ltd we of course produce our own extra virgin, organic coconut oil, Coconut Gold, produced in Sri Lanka. If you would like to try this fantastic product out please give us a call on 0161 660 3380 for more details.