Wake Up and Smell the...Coconut Oil!

One of the easy giveaways of the ‘millennial generation’, apart from the selfies, is exhaustion. The beloved ‘hustle’ is now becoming just too demanding. The pressures of having a perfect life can catch up with the best of the best. Not only is it mandatory to have a perfect job coupled with the perfect social life but it is also important to look perfect while doing so. It is a tough task, and being on the brink of exhaustion while doing so can take a toll on your physical and mental well-being. But the secret to good health lies in making small but significant changes in your daily routine. One such step in the right direction can be introducing organic, virgin coconut oil into your morning routine.

Lack of energy in the morning can be a major contributor to lethargy that lasts all day long. Consuming an energy-booster like coconut oil in the morning can combat that. Coconut oil contains medium-chain triglycerides or MCTs. These MCTs are saturated fats that provide an energy source for the body. MCTs are also more likely to boost thermogenesis or fat burning in the body. They go straight to the liver and are quickly turned into ketones. Ketones are extremely beneficial to the functioning of the brain, so much so that they are being studied as a treatment for epilepsy and Alzheimer’s. Replacing butter with coconut oil is a simple but effective substitution. You can also spread some coconut oil on toast with your favourite toppings like fruit, cinnamon, flax-seeds, or nuts for an on the go breakfast.

One other major cause of lethargy and exhaustion is the consumption of unhealthy snacks and sugary beverages. As a generation that has grown up with fast food, our diet isn’t exactly made up of leafy greens and farm-fresh produce. But temptation isn’t going anywhere - and it is up to us to fill our body with healthier choices. Coconut oil has the unique ability to trick your body into feeling fuller for longer as it is a healthy fat. Ketones, which get produced when coconut oil is burnt by the body, have been known to have an appetite-reducing effect. By introducing coconut oil in your morning routine, you are less likely to binge on unhealthy foods during the rest of the day, thereby ensuring an active and energetic state of being.

Raw, organic coconut oil is a superfood and a calorie-dense food that nourishes your body and brain. An easy ingredient to introduce into your on-the-go breakfast items like energy bars and smoothies, it goes a long way to keep you active and energised through the day. A simple spoonful can also boost brain activity and help you retain energy while you’re on the run. A fast-paced lifestyle can take a massive toll on your overall health, but not if you have a trusted jar of coconut oil with you! The gears of activity move fast and hard, but you can keep everything running smoothly with a little bit of oil. Not just any oil, but organic, cold-pressed coconut oil!

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