Coconut Oil Benefits
Coconut Oil is not just an edible oil to add flavour to your food and make it tasty. It is an excellent medicine whose value we must to understand to truly savour it. It has health benefits and usage like no other oil ever.
Improves Heart Health
Coconut Oil has good cholesterol that is HDL (High Density Lipoproteins) and it reduces the incidence of artery clogging bad cholesterol that is LDL (Low Density Lipoproteins). Hence coconut oil is good for heart health.
Promotes Weight Loss
Coconut oil is easier to digest compared to other oils while it gives all the benefits of consuming an oil. So replacing other oils with coconut oil promotes weight loss.
Medium chain fatty acids in Coconut oil are easily digestible. It helps improve food metabolism and provides instant energy. Due to this factor it is used by athletes to improve their performance.
Coconut oil helps improve our immunity system through its anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. The MCFAs in coconut oil principally destroy microbial organisms by disturbing their membranes, thus interfering with virus assembly and maturation.
Next only to mother’s milk for babies
Due to its nourishing and immunity properties, it is next only to mother’s milk for babies.
Intake of coconut oil has increased the immunity among AIDS patients who otherwise don’t have any immunity to fight diseases.
The MCTs in coconut oil break down into ketones, which can be used by brain cells for fuel. The idea is that supplying the brain with some extra fuel might make it run better. Under normal circumstances, brain cells use glucose for energy. But because your brain is so important to your survival, there’s a back-up plan.
Because of the brain function boosting properties of coconut oil, it is used as a treatment and even cure for memory loss Alzheimer’s disease.
Coconut oil can be very beneficial to skin when applied on body surface. It reduces inflammation, keeps skin moisturised, treats acne and helps heal wounds. Coconut oil is easily adsorbed into the body through skin and hence used as base oil for body massage.
The vitamins and fatty acids in coconut oil help nourish your scalp and penetrates the cuticle of the hair, thereby makes your hair grow longer, thicker and healthier.
Coconut oil attacks the harmful bacteria in your mouth. It can reduce plaque buildup, prevent tooth decay and fight gum disease. For these reasons, oil pulling or brushing your teeth with coconut oil can significantly improve oral and dental health.
Reduce the risk of seizures
The best known therapeutic application of the ketogenic diet is treating drug-resistant epilepsy in children. This diet involves eating very little carbohydrates and large amounts of fat, leading to greatly increased concentrations of ketones in the blood.
Coconut oil not only increases bone volume and structure, but also decreases bone loss due to osteoporosis.
Studies have proven that Coconut oil prevents (by boosting immunity ), heals cancer (an inflammatory disease) and also decreases the side-effects of chemotherapy. Its benefits are very promising in case of colorectal cancer and lung cancer. Coconut is of great help in dealing with post chemo side effects like low energy, weak digestion, constipation, dry skin, hair loss and muscle wasting