Cleanses are becoming a very trendy way to keep your health in check, but not all cleanses are created equal. Coconut oil has so many positive health effects that it really does warrant consideration as the primary ingredient in your next cleanse approach. Before getting into the approach and benefits, it warrants mentioning that special caution is recommended for folks who have never had coconut oil in their diet. It has such powerful antioxidant properties that it can actually cause you to experience intense fatigue as the oil expels impurities from all over your body.
If you are new to the cleanse approach, take half to one full tablespoon of coconut oil in the morning, preferably with a meal, for one to two days minimally to allow your body to become accustomed to the new ingredient. Failure to acclimate yourself to coconut oil can result in the crash effects giving you intense fatigue and make you want to quit the cleanse before it is complete.
The science behind a coconut oil cleanse is based around the type of fats composing coconut oil, known as medium-chain triglycerides. These are different in other types of fats in that they produce healthy cholesterol, rather than damaging cholesterol. These medium-chain fats travel to your liver and help greatly in the detoxification process, allowing your body to make the most of the energy being generated in your bloodstream. Coconut oil also has anti-inflammatory properties which allows your body to reduce in swelling and also can have the effect of speeding up your metabolism.
You’re only going to want to do the coconut oil cleanse for about three to seven days in exclusion of other foods. it doesn’t pay to strain your body too far beyond a certain point of testing resilience and building strength. On the cleanse, you’ll be taking two tablespoons of coconut oil in the morning and one to two teaspoons of it every three to four hours as needed for energy boosts. This should be supplemented with a healthy, but normal, amount of fresh water intake.
The best kind of coconut oil to use for this cleanse is pure, unrefined, and, ideally, expeller or cold-pressed. Other forms including coconut oil capsules and refined oil are still somewhat beneficial but are usually supplemented by other processes or ingredients that compromise the original health-inspiring potential of the coconut oil itself. If the taste is your main objection, just blend up some coconut oil, lemon juice and unsweetened Greek yogurt. Throw in a few sprigs of mint if you’d like as well. It won’t affect the cleanse. Then, just supplement it with good water intake and get ready to see some major results.