Nutrition, Skin Care

10 Key Benefits of Coconut Oil (#2 is unexpected)

benefits of coconut oil

Coconut oil is by far the best multi-functional natural fat, however most people haven’t realized how good it is to our health. 60% of coconut oil is made up of  Medium Chain Fatty Acids(MCFAs), including Caprylic acid, Lauric acid and Capric acid.  Different from Long-chain fatty Acids, MCFAs is easier to digest and convert to energy instead of storing as fat in fat cells.  MCFAs in coconut oil prove to be:

Antioxidant—fight free radicals

Anti-bacterial—fight infections

Micro-molecule structured—easier to permeate into cells to release energy

….. and much more amazing health benefits.

 

Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

MCFAs in coconut oil promote blood sugar metabolism. Since it can be directly converted into energy, your body doesn’t  have to depend on glucose reactions, consequently, it’s able to prevent insulin resistance and further, prevent Type 2 Diabetes.

 

Help weight loss

Due to its micro-molecule structure, coconut oil can permeate cells for immediate energy release instead of storing as fat, it also increases metabolism by 50%, making it a good energy source to lose weight.

 

Provide oral care and prevent gum disease

Lauric acid in coconut oil can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Coconut oil pulling is proven to decrease dental plague and plague induced gingitives by 68% after 30 days. Good at killing oral bacteria, coconut oil is a safe natural substitute for regular mouth wash.

benefits of coconut oil

Prevent Osteoporosis

As we age, oxidative stress lead to bone decay , even poor bone density- one of the leading causes of osteoporosis. Virgin olive oil contains lots of polyphenol, it greatly improve antioxidant concentration in our body,  offer better absorption of Calcium and Magnesium, so at to prevent osteoporosis.

 

Prevent heart disease

Antioxidants in Coconut oil are best at regulating cholesterol level( improve LDL, decrease HDL). In the book <The Coconut Oil Miracle>, it mentions that coconut oil protects heart and vessels from being attacked by free radicals, bacterial and viruses. It therefore lowers the risk of heart disease and heals the damaged vessels.

 

Help treat Alzheimer’s disease and other brain diseases

MCFAs turn into ketone in liver, making it a readily accessible energy for brain function.   Those fatty acids have proven to improve cognitive function and memory, it also helps prevent other neurodegenerative diseases.

benefits of coconut oil

Anti-microbial and anti-fungal

Fatty Acids in coconut oil, especially Lauric acids, reduce  candida, fight bacteria and  kill viruses.  By using coconut oil daily, you have created yourself a robust immunity system by preventing  overgrowth of parasite and viruses.

 

Aid cancer treatment

Chemo-therapy in breast cancer causes fatigue, breathing difficulties, sleep disorder and poor appetite, add coconut oil in the diet can help patient improve energy and appetite. Also, ketone produced thru MCFAs of coconut oil can’t be accessed by cancer cells, it thus prevents cells from growing and developing!

 

Skin care

Thanks to its antioxidant property, coconut oil nourishes and rejuvenates extremely dry skin, prevents skin from being attacked by free radicals. Its moisturizing power is  exceptional.  Fatty acids also provides natural sunscreen  from UV rays.

benefits of coconut oil

Hair care

Coconut oil can be used topically on hair. It promotes  healthy growth of hair and gives hair a shiny glow. Acting as great moisturizer and conditioner, Coconut oil provides best nourishment and healing to damaged hair too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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