Coconut Oil: 18 Health Benefits and Uses

By Eloïse Reyns / Nutrition / June 23rd, 2020

11. Sharpen the mind

Sharpen the mind

If you want to reduce your caffeine intake but need something to give you a boost, you may find that coconut oil will help. The benefits of coconut oil include the ability to help sharpen the mind and improve alertness and clarity. As it is a natural energy booster, it is much better for you than drinking coffee and the effects last longer. It is common to find that you start to dip quite quickly after the initial burst of energy from caffeine, but the effects of coconut oil often last a lot longer.

This is due to the medium-chain fatty acids found in coconut oil, which stimulate brain function. Whether it’s a quick pick-me-up during the day or an energy boost for those early mornings, adding a couple of teaspoons to your diet could have positive effects on your brain function. Although there are no definitive research results, it has been reported that, due to the positive results on brain function, regular use of coconut oil could also help reduce the likelihood of suffering from mental conditions like Alzheimer’s. It is worth a try, anyway, as whether it helps in this way or not, it has plenty of other benefits.


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