Category: Diet

The Amazing Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

Published:29 Mar, 2017     By: Salan Khalkho     3 min read

Eating coconut oil on a regular basis has numerous health benefits including healthier skin and hair, lower cholesterol levels, weight loss, proper digestion, increased level of immunity and metabolism. Coconut oil has also shown to provide relief from kidney problem, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV, heart disease, cancer and bone strength.


Coconut is a superfood

Coconut oil is one of those superfoods that have endless list of benefits. It has positive effects on very system of your body. Eating coconut oil on a regular basis has numerous health benefits including healthier skin and hair, lower cholesterol levels, weight loss, proper digestion, increased level of immunity and metabolism.

Coconut is celebrated as a symbol of prosperity in India. It is regarded as blessing of nature and is considered highly auspicious object of ceremony. Kerala is the largest coconut-producing state of India. Though coconut is grown in more than 86 countries worldwide, India is considered as the top coconut producing country in the world. India produces 54 billion nuts per annum.

Coconut oil has also shown to provide relief from kidney problem, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV, heart disease, cancer and bone strength. Here are some of the benefits of coconut oil.

Coconut oil provides relief from kidney problem

Helps weight loss

Here is an interesting fact about coconut oil. Though it is a fat, it actually helps with weight loss. That's because healthy 'medium chain fatty acids' do not enter into the bloodstream like other fats. In fat it is sent directly to the liver where it gets converted to energy. Moreover our bodies do not store fat from coconut oil as fat and uses it instead to produce energy.

Increased energy

Coconut oil is saturated oil, but unlike other saturated oil, coconut oil is built primarily of medium-chain triglycerides. These fats gets metabolized very differently than their long-chain counterparts. Consuming two tablespoon of coconut oil every morning has shown to increase energy by approx 5% within 24 hours period.

coconut oil speeds up recovery

Speeds up recovery

People in Panama drink coconut oil to speed up recovery. Almost 50% of the fatty acid in coconut oil is lauric acid, which is a medium-chain fatty acid. Lauric acid gets formed into monolaurin in the human body which is antiprotozoal monoglyceride, antibacterial and anti-viral.

Normalize brain function

Medium-chain triglyceride, which is one of the primary constituent of coconut oil, when digested, gets transported to liver where they are synthesized into keytone bodies. These have positive effect on several brain disorders like epilepsy & Alzheimer's. Studies have shown that high concentration of keytone bodies in the blood helps reduce seizures in children with drug resistance epilepsy. It also acts as an alternate source of energy for cells in the brain.

coconut oil provides excellent skin care

Skin Care

Coconut oil is excellent massage oil for the skin. It works as an effective moisturizer on all type of skin, but without any side effects of those mineral oils. Coconut oil is one of the safest solutions for preventing dryness and flaking of skin. It helps delay appearance of wrinkles and sagging of skin that comes with age. Coconut oil is also an effective treatment for treating various skin problems including psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis and other skin infection.



    Important Note: Medical and health related information given in this article is not a substitute for professional medical advice. This article is intended for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor immediately. Always seek the advice of your doctor before starting or changing treatment.



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