Yes, there are LOTS of awesome coconut oil benefits for men! And what do you make when life presents you with two significant words – coconut and men? Simple, you make an explosive, testosterone enhancing concoction.
After the extensive research I did, It turns out that coconuts contain large amounts of healthy fatty acids such as saturated and monounsaturated fats that have been shown to have a positive impact on serum testosterone levels. Coconut oil is also capable of aiding fat loss and even supporting prostate health!
So, it seems like coconuts are not just exotic and delicious fruit that you enjoy on your holidays, they actually provide plenty of amazing health benefits, especially for us guys.
What Exactly Do Coconuts Contain Though?
Quite literally, they contain a while liquid (not that kind) that’s super delicious, but that’s not what we’re after here… Here’s the nutritional value of coconut oil :
- Saturated fats (over 90% of the total fat count)
- Polyunsaturated fats
- Monounsaturated fats
Medium Chain Triglycerides
Doesn’t take a NASA scientist to figure out that these nutty fruits are PURE fat – no carbs, no protein… only fatty acids! But relax, coconut oil ain’t going to make you fat, just because it’s loaded with fat! As you probably know, there are HEALTHY and there are UNHEALTHY fats.
There are 0 (zero) trans fat in coconuts and that’s more than a good reason to like them. Trans fats are notorious for being bad for your health and as you might imagine, fast food contains plenty of trans fats – sorry junk food fans!
What About The Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) Though, Are They Any Good?
You bet! MCTs are the secret weapon of coconuts as they’re responsible for some of the great benefits associated with coconut oil. They not only have the potential to improve cognitive function, but It’s been shown that MCTs can increase the feeling of satiety due to stimulating the release of leptin and peptide YY, and MCT can also help with weight management (1), (2).
Can Coconut Oil Help By Supporting Healthy Testosterone Levels?
They sure can, thanks to the healthy fatty acids that they contain. Such fatty acids are also found in other natural T-enhancing foods and don’t forget that certain fats are simply brilliant for supporting our natural testosterone production.
And there’s something very important that you have to remember when it comes to coconuts and fats in general…
- Dietary fat is essential for the production of testosterone!
Indeed, studies show that a diet that’s low on dietary fat (e.g. saturated fats) WILL lower your testosterone and free testosterone levels (3). However, the good news is that this is totally reversible if you start eating fats so don’t avoid all fats, just the bad ones e.g. trans fatty acids!
More rock-solid scientific evidence shows that coconut oil (just like olive oil) DOES elevate the primary male hormone. Sure, the test subjects were rodents, but researchers are conclusive – the test subjects that consumed coconut oil had way more T and even higher amounts of antioxidants in their gonads (balls) than the placebo group (4)!
Even more relevant studies (although conducted on rats, again) show similar results. The group that used coconut oil received the most significant boost in T levels (5). Overall, we can now safely pull the curtains down and go to sleep – testosterone just LOVES coconut oil! But hey, there’s more to this beautiful food…
Can Coconuts Also Help You Deal With Enlarged Prostate?
Yes, according to relevant studies it can be useful for dealing with prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate) as it has the ability to reduce prostate weight, making it easier to urinate as a result (6).
And that shows that while there are more than enough commercials about the brand new, super exciting and groundbreaking supplement that relieves the horrible condition known as enlarged prostate a.k.a. benign prostatic hyperplasia a.k.a. “why do I have the urge to visit the WC all the time”… something as simple as eating coconut oil might potentially help!
But going back to the study mentioned above, researchers even compared coconut oil to saw palmetto (a common favorite for prostate health) and sunflower oil and still, coconuts came out victorious. Yeah, I know that the test subjects were rats, but the reduction of their prostate size was achieved in only 14 days (two weeks), which is astonishing.
As a matter of fact, coconut oil is jam-packed with lauric and myristic acid and these two bad boys are the real heroes in this case because that’s exactly what has the potential to reduce the size of your prostate.
What About Weight Loss – Can Coconut Oil Help With That Too?
Believe it or not, IT CAN! Research shows that obese folks who took two tablespoons of coconut oil for 4 weeks, reduced their waist size by almost 1.5 inches (7)! That’s crucial because it shows that the benefits are immense and perhaps even greater for worst-case scenarios like folks that weight half a truck.
But hey, coconuts won’t transform you into a fitness model and It’s not like they’ll make you the top contender for a best male physique kind of contest – you’ll require much more (plus steroids) for that! Nonetheless, Coconut Oil DOES help in getting rid of excess fat and also achieving the sought after effect of thinning down your waistline.
That’s right, the next time you mess up your diet and end up piling up on body fat, remember that there’s a thing called virgin coconut oil. Take 2 tablespoons of it for 4 weeks straight and watch as your waist literally shrinks back to normal… well maybe not, but I’d use 1.5 inches off my waist any day (not that I’m fat or anything)!
Oh, and let me remind you that fat (especially around your midsection) correlates to more estrogen (the female hormone). I’ve already pointed that out in my ‘5 things that lower your T‘ article since excess adipose tissue means that the enzyme called ‘aromatase’ transforms more of your testosterone into the female equivalent… yeah, you got that right – ESTROGEN!
And since we’re on the fat loss (weight loss is dumb, we only want the FAT out) topic, there’s more amazingness in relation to coconuts!
Coconuts Can Also Blunt Your Appetite!
As I previously mentioned, good old coconuts can decrease hunger! Less appetite = lesser chance of hitting the drive-through. Need a reminder on the foods that wreck your natural testosterone levels? Totally worth reading if you’re visiting my site for the first time since I’ve spent a lot of time compiling all that info and digging all the relevant scientific data to back up any claims!
Anyway, the basic idea behind the appetite suppression of coconut oil lies within the superb MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides). They become either ketones in your liver, or are quite simply utilized as an energy source. What do ketones do? They tell your appetite to bugger off, literally!
As shown in academical works, men (hooray for male test subjects) who consumed more MCTs than their placebo counterparts, consumed around 300 calories LESS per day (8)! Impressive, isn’t it? 300 calories is the exact same amount of calories that you’ll find in your average cheeseburger, so don’t underestimate that.
By the way, don’t mistake hunger for/or fasting! Fasting is a whole different story, especially when it’s deliberate. Intermittent fasting is highly effective at shedding fat, but it’s a diet plan that relies on consuming all your daily calories in a feeding window of 8 hours, while you fast for the rest of the day (16 hours. I’m personally utilizing this fasting method and I’m LOVING IT so far.
Doesn’t matter if you are a die-hard fan of coconuts or just a newbie looking for a natural way to boost your hormonal profile while adding other brilliant benefits. All of this is wrapped up in a nice cover that’s addressed to us MEN!
It’s about time you guys realize how useful, available and beneficial to your general health and well-being coconut oil is. And that comes as a complete bonus to the testosterone friendliness of this mouth-watering fruit. Be honest with yourself here, who doesn’t like food that tastes good and does the job?
Take bananas for example – yummy and spectacular when it comes to an array of benefits for us males, simply because bananas are awesome for men. And yeah, that DOES include the fact that bananas have an admirable potential for natural T optimization!
So you think you have all it takes to let coconut oil enter your life (sounds creepy, doesn’t it?), big boy? Hit me up if you are still unsure or you simply want share your complete and total satisfaction with this AWESOME exotic fruit – in the comment section below!
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