You probably know all about coconut oil’s positive effects on our health, but did you know that it can also be used to detoxify the body? The oil can destroy viruses, bacteria, parasites and fungi and resolve the infections they might have caused.
If you’re wondering what makes it so powerful, it’s the medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). These compounds can reinforce our immune system, while the lauric and caprylic acid clean the body thanks to their antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties.
When combined, all the compounds work to attack harmful bacteria while leaving the beneficial untouched – this will regulate the intestinal flora and boost your digestion. At the same time, the oil will completely detoxify your organs and tissues.
And the benefits of coconut oil don’t stop there. According to studies, the oil can protect the:
- brain from damage
- regulate the production of glucose
- regulate the level of cholesterol
- prevent a variety of digestive problems
- improve the thyroid function
- treat and prevent joint pain
- promote weight loss
- improve the tone of your skin and protect it and prevent cardiovascular problems
How to detox with coconut oil
Before starting, make sure to get raw coconut oil which will work best. Start consuming ½ a teaspoon of the oil every morning, and work your way up slowly until you reach 1-2 tablespoons 3 times per day. It may be difficult in the beginning, but you will get used to it. When you reach the recommended amount, you’re ready to begin with the process. Also, you’ll need to drink plenty of water during the detox in order to support it.
To start, add the recommended amount of coconut oil in a glass of warm water and drink the mixture fresh every morning for up to a week. The ideal amount of coconut oil you should consume on a daily basis is 10-14 tablespoons – to reach this, take a few at every 2-3 hours.
If you can’t stand the taste of the oil, you can add a bit of fruit juice or yogurt in it. Additionally, make sure to eat some fresh coconut meat every day in order to boost the detox process.