Coconut Oil for Thyroid: Highway to Weight Loss
Coconut oil for thyroid function is a solid approach to weight loss. A highway to achieving a leaner and trimmer body.
Low thyroid function or hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormone.
All processes in your body slow down when you have a thyroid hormone deficiency. Digestion, immune system response, healing and repair, and other bodily functions drop. In short, metabolism is decreased.
Speed Up Your Metabolism
Numerous studies have already shown that coconut oil stimulates metabolism. The thyroid gland controls metabolism. Therefore, coconut oil has a “stimulatory effect” on the thyroid.
Unlike unsaturated vegetable oils, highly saturated coconut oil does not have a bad effect on thyroid hormone secretion. Polyunsaturated soybean oil is particularly detrimental because of the anti-thyroid chemicals (goitrogens) it contains.
When pig farmers fed their livestock feeds containing coconut oil, the pigs lost weight. On the contrary, pigs fed with feeds containing soybean and corn oils packed on pounds quickly.
The reason soybean and corn oils were able to fatten their livestock easily is because these oils suppress thyroid activity, decreasing the animals’ metabolic rate.
Hypothyroidism is becoming one of the most widespread health problems in the world. In some countries, up to almost 50 percent of the entire population is afflicted to some extent.
Raise Your Body Temperature
Coconut oil is predominately Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) or Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFA). MCTs or MCFAs can rev up metabolism by increasing your body temperature.
A single meal with MCTs can accelerate your metabolism and keep it accelerated for up to 24 hours. All you have to do is use coconut oil in place of other oils in your kitchen.