The Amazing Benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is known for its healthy saturated fats, which are even better for you in its raw form. Coconut oil is an edible oil extracted from the kernel or meat of matured coconuts harvested from the coconut palm. It has various applications in food, medicine, and industry

Coconut oil commonly gets namedropped as the latest super-good-for-you miracle product. Studies have show that intake of coconut oil can help our bodies mount resistance to both viruses and bacteria that can cause illness. Even more, it also can help to fight off yeast, fungus and candida.

Benefits of Coconut Oil

Benefits of Coconut Oil

Nutritional content in coconut oil:

  • Anti oxsidants
  • MCT medium-chain triglycerides
  • Lauric acid
  • Caprylic acid
  • Apric acid

The health and healing benefits of coconut oil:

Coconut oil may improve insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance over time. It helps regulate blood sugar levels and protects against insulin resistance it can even help prevent Type II Diabetes. 

Stress relief
Coconut oil is very soothing. The natural aroma of coconut is also very soothing. You can apply the oil to your head and gentlly massage to help remove mental fatigue.

Laurid acid is converted into monolaurin in the body. This may destroy bacterial and viral infections like measles, influenza, hepatitis C and even HIV. Monolaurin may also eliminate Athlete's foot.

Hair care
Coconut oil is one of the best ways to provide nutrients to your hair. The fatty acids condition deeply from the insides of the strands out. Providing protein, eliminating dandruff and aiding in re-growth. Many people use it as a conditioner!   

Weight Loss
The Fatty Acids in Coconut Oil destroy candida (yeast overgrowth), which triggers weight gain, carbohydrate cravings and fatigue. They're easily digested and converted into energy, which helps to speed up metabolism and help burn stored fat.

Heart Health
The fat in coconut oil does not have a negative effect on cholesterol. In fact, it helps improve your cholesterol profile, prevent heart attack and stroke and may even cure heart disease.

The unique saturated fats of coconut oil contain antibacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic properties that help strengthen the immune system. Consuming coconut oil regularly will reduce incidences of sickness.

MCT Molecule in coconut oil are small so the are easily digested with less strain n the pancreas and digestive system. People suffering from diabetes, obesity, gallbladder disease or Crohn's disease may benefit greatly from coconut oil.

Skin Care
The MCT in Coconut oil act as a natural skin conditioner. Deeply penetrating and moisturising they protect against environmental and free radical damage. It also helps with anti-aging, eczema and even provides some sun protection.

The literature suggests that coconut oil is quite safe to take in reasonable amounts. While no formal study has figured out the exact amount for optimal benefit, it appears one to two tablespoons a day can be beneficial. Tip : Buy organic, unrefined, cold-pressed coconut oil.