Coconut Oil Good or Bad?

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Coconut Oil - What’s all the talk about?

Coconut oil is a saturated fat but heaps of research shows that natural coconut oil is nature’s perfect food which has endless health benefits. By taking it as a dietary supplement, using it in your cooking or applying it directly onto your skin you will find your overall health will soar and your doctor will love your blood chemistry! For women especially your skin, nails and hair will be healthy and strong again, your hormones will be in balance and your libido will take off! Did you know healthy fats like natural coconut oil is a vital part of the immune system and every cell in your body will thank you for using it in some way everyday.

Weight Loss: Coconut oil contains short and medium-chain fatty acids which really help with excessive weight. It keeps the thyroid and enzyme systems functioning in a healthy way and it is easy to digest. Another great benefit is that it increases the body’s metabolism by getting rid of stress on the pancreas. Heaps of athletes and body builders prefer using coconut oil as it contains less calories than other oils and the fat content in Coconut oil is easily converted into energy. A lot of athletes have found this boosts their endurance levels and overall performance.

Extra Health Benefits: Helps prevent and treat diabetes as it helps control blood sugar and improve the secretion of insulin. Also helps heart disease, cancer, arthritis, promotes weight loss, improves digestion, prevents premature aging of the skin as it is an effective moisturiser especially for dry and flaky skin, great as a massage oil for the skin beautifies hair, skin, nails, gets rid of dandruff, psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema, haemorrhoids, teeth problems, helps with flu. These are just a few of the benefits as the list is huge! So what are you waiting for get down to the shops today and grab yourself some natural Coconut oil and it is ideal to use as a moisturiser on my program.

 

Weight Loss

Coconut oil is very useful in reducing weight. It contains short and medium-chain fatty acids that help in taking off excessive weight. It is also easy to digest and it helps in healthy functioning of the thyroid and enzymes systems. Further, it increases the body metabolism by removing stress on pancreases, thereby burning out more energy and helping obese and overweight people reduce their weight. Hence, people living in tropical coastal areas, who eat coconut oil daily as their primary cooking oil, are normally not fat, obese or overweight.

Finally, coconut oil is often preferred by athletes and body builders and by those who are dieting. The reason behind this being that coconut oil contains lesser calories than other oils, its fat content is easily converted into energy and it does not lead to accumulation of fat in the heart and arteries. Coconut oil helps in boosting energy and endurance, and enhances the performance of athletes.

Diabetes: Coconut oil helps in controlling blood sugar, and improves the secretion of insulin. It also helps in effective utilization of blood glucose, thereby preventing and treating diabetes.

 

Skin Care:

Coconut oil is excellent massage oil for the skin as well. It acts as an effective moisturizer on all types of skins including dry skin. The benefit of coconut oil on the skin is comparable to that of mineral oil. Further, unlike mineral oil, there is no chance of having any adverse side effects on the skin with the application of coconut oil. Coconut oil therefore is a safe solution for preventing dryness and flaking of skin. It also delays wrinkles, and sagging of skin which normally become prominent with age. Coconut oil also helps in treating various skin problems including psoriasis, dermatitis,eczema and other skin infections. Therefore coconut oil forms the basic ingredient of various body careproducts such as soaps, lotions, creams, etc., used for skin care. Coconut oil also helps in preventing premature aging and degenerative diseases due to its antioxidant properties.

 

Composition of Coconut Oil:

Coconut oil consists of more than ninety percent of saturated fats (Don’t panic! First read to the last word. Your opinion may change), with traces of few unsaturated fatty acids, such as monounsaturated fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Virgin coconut oil is no different from this. Let us have a bit detailed study of this..

  • Saturated fatty acids: Most of them are medium chain triglycerides, which are supposed to assimilate well. Lauric acid is the chief contributor, with more than forty percent of the share, followed by capric acid, caprylic acid, myristic acid and palmitic.
  • Polyunsaturated fatty acids: Linoleic acid.
  • Monounsaturated fatty acids: Oleic acid.
  • Poly-phenols: Coconut contains gallic acid, which is phenolic acid. These poly-phenols are supposed to be responsible for the fragrance and the taste of coconut oil and Virgin Coconut Oil is rich in these poly-phenols.
  • Certain derivatives of fatty acid like betaines, ethanolamide, ethoxylates, fatty esters, fatty polysorbates, monoglycerides and polyol esters.
  • Fatty chlorides, fatty alcohol sulphate and fatty alcohol ether sulphate, all of which are derivatives of fatty alcohols.
  • Vitamin-E and Vitamin K and minerals such as Iron.
Last update: Nov 21, 2013

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