An Organic virgin coconut oil detox is an excellent way to cleanse without using complicated formulas. Coconut oil is a powerful cleansing food that also provides plenty of natural energy during a detox.
Coconut oil is largely comprised of medium-chain fatty acids, which are sent directly to the liver for energy rather than storage. This type of fat is ideal for a cleanse, since it can provide the energy needed at a time when less food is being consume.
How To Cleanse With Coconut Oil
The coconut oil cleanse is a very simple detoxification method that replaces regular food with coconut oil. The cleanse can last for 3-7 days.
The best kind of virgin coconut oil to use to detoxify is organic, raw extra virgin virgin coconut oil. This type of oil should be completely unrefined, expeller-pressed coconut oil. This ensures you are getting the maximum natural benefits because your consuming coconut oil in its most natural state. Start your day with two tablespoons of virgin coconut oil and take 1-2 tablespoons throughout the day as necessary for up to 14 tablespoons total each day.
Take the coconut oil plain if you enjoy it that way, but those who can’t tolerate swallowing the oil straight can mix it with warm lemon water or plain organic yogurt if necessary. You can use stevia if you’d like to sweeten the lemon water or yogurt, but no sugar should be consumed during the cleanse.
If you have never taken coconut oil before, then you’ll want to let your body adjust by slowly incorporating it into your diet before trying a detox. Start with 1/2-1 teaspoon three times per day. Gradually work your way up to 1-2 tablespoons three times daily. It may take two weeks to work up to the full amount. When you feel comfortable taking this much virgin coconut oil, then you should be ready to start the detox.
Some people will experience “die-off” symptoms when they begin a virgin coconut oil detox. These symptoms are often flu-like, including headaches, joint stiffness, dizziness and foggy-thinking. It may not feel so good, but it’s a sign that your body is ridding itself of harmful toxins like fungal organisms. Die-off symptoms usually only last for 3-5 days, but you can ease them by gradually introducing coconut oil to your diet before doing a detox.
During the detox, it’s important to drink plenty of filtered water to nourish the body and facilitate cleansing benefits. Here is a recipe for a delicious drink that can replenish you during a cleanse:
1 cup pure lemon juice
6 cups filtered water
1 teaspoon sea salt
The lemon juice has cleansing properties, and the sea salt replaces minerals that may be lost during a cleanse. Add natural coconut sugar for a sweeter taste, but do not sweeten with any kind of sugar.