Coconut oil has become something of a saint in the health and alternative healing community.
If you’re feeling tired and sluggish most of the time, if you’re suffering from hair loss, brittle nails, infections, body aches, constipation, depression, brain fog and what appears to be an uncontrollable weight gain, it’s highly likely your thyroid is the problem.
This endocrine gland controls many activities in our body, including our metabolism, how fast our heart beats and how fast we burn calories.Show More
Coconut Oil and Thyroid Health
Today, most of the modern diets are lacking in essential vitamins and minerals but are excessive in processed, nutrient-empty foods, which are often full of goitrogens (iodine blockers), whose excessive consumption can lead to iodine deficiency. On top of that, most of the oils used for cooking are polyunsaturated, inflammation-causing oils.
How to Use Coconut Oil for Thyroid Issues
When consuming coconut oil, it’s important to use the extra-virgin, cold-pressed kind.
It’s recommended to eat at least one tablespoon of coconut oil per day (but two-three are even better).
Luckily, there are numerous ways you can incorporate this oil into your diet: you can add a teaspoon of it into your coffee or tea, you can cook in it, drizzle it on foods or eat it straight up from the jug!