Monday, March 13, 2017

10 Amazing Benefits of Coconut Oil

10 amazing benefits of Coconut oil 

To date, there are over 1,500 studies proving coconut oil to
be one of the healthiest foods on the planet. Coconut oil benefits and uses go
beyond what most people realize.

Research has finally uncovered the secrets to this amazing
fruit; namely healthy fats called medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs), these
unique fats include:

Caprylic acid
Lauric acid
Capric acid
And around 62% of the oils in coconut are made up of these 3
healthy fatty acids and 91% of the fat in coconut oil is healthy saturated fat.

Most of the fats that we consume take longer to digest, but
MCFAs found in coconut oil provide the perfect source of energy because they
only have to go through a 3 step process to be turned into fuel vs. other fats
go through a 26 step process!

Unlike long-chain fatty acids (LCFAs) found in plant based
oils, MCFAs are:

Easier to digest
Not readily stored as fat
Are anti-microbial and anti-fungal
Smaller in size, allowing easier cell permeability for
immediate energy
Processed by the liver, which means that they are immediately
converted to energy instead of being stored as fat
20 Proven Coconut Oil Benefits

According to medical research, coconut oil benefits the body
in the following ways:

1. Proven Alzheimer’s Disease Natural Treatment
The digestion of MCFA’s by the liver creates ketones which
are a readily accessible energy by the brain. Ketones supply energy to the
brain without the need of insulin to process glucose into energy.

Recent research has shown that the brain actually creates
it’s own insulin to process glucose and power brain cells. As the brain of an
Alzheimer’s patient has lost the ability to create it’s own insulin, the
ketones from coconut oil could create an alternate source of energy to help
repair brain function. (1, 2)

2. Prevents Heart Disease and High Blood Pressure
Coconut oil is high in natural saturated fats. Saturated fats
not only increase the healthy cholesterol (known as HDL) in your body, but also
help to convert the LDL “bad” cholesterol into good cholesterols.

By Increasing the HDL’s in the body, it helps promote heart
health, and lower the risk of heart disease.

Human Kidneys, urinary system 3. Cures UTI and Kidney
Infection & Protects the Liver
Coconut oil has been known to clear up and heal urinary (UTI)
and kidney infections. The MCFA’s in the oil work as a natural antibiotic by
disrupting the lipid coating on bacteria and killing them. Also there is a
study showing that coconut oil directly protected the liver from damage.

3. Coconut water also helps hydrate and support the healing
process. Doctors have even injected the coconut water to clear up kidney
stones. Coconut is a super powerful food!

4. Reduces Inflammation and Arthritis
 In a study in India,
the high levels of antioxidants present in virgin coconut oil reduced
inflammation and healing arthritis more effectively than leading medications.

In another recent study, coconut oil that was harvested with
only medium heat was found to suppress inflammatory cells. It worked as both an
analgesic and anti-inflammatory.

5. Cancer Prevention and Treatment
Coconut oil has two qualities that help it fight cancer. One,
because of the ketones produced in it’s digestion. Tumor cells are not able to
access the energy in ketones and are glucose dependent. It is believed that a
ketogenic diet could be a possible component of helping cancer patients

Two, as the MCFA’s digest the lipid walls of bacteria, they
also can kill the helicobacter pylori bacteria that has been known as
increasing the risk of stomach cancer. Even in studies where cancer is
chemically induced, the introduction of coconut oil prevents cancer from

6. Immune System Boost (antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral)
Coconut oil contains lauric acid, which is known to reduce
candida, fight bacteria, and create a hostile environment for viruses. Many
diseases today are causes by the overgrowth of bad bacteria, funguses, viruses
and parasites in the body.

You can replace grains and sugar in your diet with coconut
oil as your natural fuel source when you’re sick. Sugar feeds the growth of bad
bacteria. Instead take 1 TBSP of coconut oil 3x daily when sick and consume
plenty of vegetables and bone broth as well.

7. Improves Memory and Brain Function
In a 2004 study published in the journal of Neurobiology of
Aging, they found that the MCFA’s found in coconut oil improved the memory
problems in their older subjects.

Across all the patients there was a marked improvement in
their recall ability after taking this fatty acid. As the MCFA’s are absorbed
easily in the body and can be accessed in the brain without the use of insulin,
they are able to fuel brain cells more efficiently. (5)

8. Improves Energy and Endurance
Coconut oil is easy to digest, but also produces a longer
sustained energy and increases your metabolism. When taking a quality
non-processed coconut oil, you can get the most benefit as it’s MCFA’s are sent
directly to the liver to be converted into energy!

Today, many triathletes will use coconut oil as their source
of fuels during training and races for long distance events. You can make a
homemade energy fuel by mixing coconut oil, raw honey and chia seeds together.
Simply put together 1 TBSP of each and consume 30 minutes prior to exercise.

9. Improves Digestion, Reduces Stomach Ulcers &
Ulcerative Colitis
Coconut also improves digestion as it helps the body to
absorb fat-soluble vitamins, calcium, and magnesium.

If coconut oil is taken at the same time as omega-3 fatty
acids, it can make them twice as effective, as they are readily available to be
digested and used by the body.

Coconut oil can help improve bacteria and gut health by
destroying bad bacteria and candida. Candida imbalance especially can decrease
stomach acid which causes inflammation and poor digestion.

10. Reduces Symptoms of Gallbladder Disease &
The MCFA’s of coconut oil do not need the pancreatic enzymes
to be broken down, so taking coconut oil eases the strain on the pancreas.

Additionally, this super fat is so easy to digest that it has
been known to improve the symptoms of gallbladder disease as well. Replace
other long-chain fats with coconut oil to improve gallbladder and total body

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