6 Ways Coconut Oil Can Benefit Those With Thyroid Problems

6 Ways Coconut Oil Can Benefit Those With Thyroid Problems

August 1, 2019 100 By William Morgan


Coconut oil has many health benefits that
are well-documented.
However, one recently discovered benefit is
that coconut oil can help treat symptoms of
hypothyroidism, or an under-active thyroid.
Hypothyroidism occurs when the body’s thyroid
gland does not make enough hormones to allow
the body to function appropriately.
Coconut oil contains a fatty acid called lauric
acid, which has anti-inflammatory properties.
Coconut oil also contains capric acid, which
has antimicrobial and antiviral properties.
It is recommended that you use extra virgin
coconut oil for the best health benefits.
One tablespoon of extra virgin coconut oil
should be consumed daily.
It can be added to hot beverages, such as
tea or coffee, and added to daily cooking,
drizzled over a salad or added to a smoothie.
Today’s video will discuss health issues
that coconut oil can help treat.
1.
Metabolism
When the body’s thyroid is under-active,
it can cause the body to feel fatigued and
without energy.
The fatty acids in coconut oil help the fats
in the body convert to energy.
This, in turn, boosts the body’s metabolic
rate.
2.
Weight Loss
One of the most major symptoms of an under-active
thyroid is unexplained weight gain.
The weight is very hard to lose and the thyroid
hormones directly slow down the body’s metabolism.
The Journal of Nutrition published a study
that showed the fatty acids in coconut oil
help to keep the body feeling fuller, longer.
Thus, assisting the body in shedding excess
weight.
3.
Constipation
When hormones from the thyroid are low, the
body’s organs run slower as well, causing
the digestive tract and intestines to lag.
The fatty acids in coconut oil provide the
body with energy and boost organ function.
Coconut oil also works as a natural laxative
and is effective in fighting constipation.
4.
Inflammation
An under-active thyroid causes muscle and
joint pain, largely from unbalanced hormone
levels.
Coconut oil can naturally calm any inflammation
and relieve any pain.
5.
Hair Loss
The thyroid can affect the health of your
hair and may even cause it to begin to fall
out.
However, adding coconut oil to your regime
will prevent this from occurring and repair
hair follicles.
6.
Dry Skin
The imbalance of hormones caused by an under-active
thyroid can cause the body’s skin to become
dry and flaky.
Coconut oil can be added directly to the affected
skin to restore its moisture and healthy skin.
Have you experienced an under-active thyroid?
Have you tried any of these remedies?
Let us know in our comment section.
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