Although it is not very expensive to buy it, it is not so easy to prepare it from our home, in this way we will always have it available and use it when necessary.
Studies have shown that the regular consumption of a tablespoon of coconut oil daily accelerates the weight loss process and promotes heart health. So pay close attention to the preparation method and you will be surprised how simple it is.
2 whole coconuts (medium size).
1.5 liters and a half of filtered water.
- The first step is very simple, you must start by grating the coconuts.
- Later you must add the water and knead with your hands to extract the milk.
- With a clean cotton cloth, strain the milk
- Place in a pot and refrigerate for 24 hours.
- After this time, the formation of a solid part with the coconut fat is observed.
- Take this solid part and bring to a very low heat to melt it.
- When it is completely melted, turn off the heat and serve it / filter the oil with a fine strainer.
- Store in a glass with a lid.
- Store in the fridge to increase the durability of it, which is about a year.
Coconut oil benefits
Helps you lose weight: Did you know that coconut oil is the only fat that does not gain weight but, on the contrary, helps you burn calories? Medium chain triglycerides are responsible for this incredible benefit, as they increase energy in the body. Additionally, a recent study revealed that it speeds up metabolism and decreases appetite.
Develop your muscles: The triglycerides that we mentioned in the previous point are ideal to help build muscles. How to implement it in your diet? Add 3 tablespoons of coconut oil to your morning shake or smoothie and get ready to look great.
Prevents Alzheimer's: The brain of a person with Alzheimer's is not capable of producing its own insulin. Coconut oil produces ketones that act as a substitute energy for insulin and help repair brain functions. It also helps improve your memory.
It is antibacterial: The lauric acid present in coconut oil fights bacteria, viruses and fungi, thus preventing both internal and external infections.
Improve your digestion: Coconut oil helps the body absorb fat soluble vitamins, calcium and magnesium. Also, if you consume it with Omega 3 fatty acids, its effectiveness will double.