In the Asian and Pacific countries, where coconut oil grows abundantly, the natives consider the coconut the cure for almost every illness. Although the meat and milk are full of fiber and nutrients, it is truly the oil that makes it remarkable.
Scientific studies show that the saturated fat from coconut oil is truly unique in how it reacts differently in our bodies compared to other fats. Most saturated fats are made from long-chain fatty acids (LCFA), where coconut oil is comprised of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA).
MCFA are very different from LCFA in that they do not have a negative effect on cholesterol and even help protect against heart disease. MCFA help reduce the risk of both atheroschlerosis and heart disease. Coconut oil contains 50% lauric acid that helps to prevent high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
Coconut oil contains high levels of antioxidants that protect the body from free radicals and helps prevent degenerative diseases and premature aging.
Coconut oil can boost energy levels and endurance as it is not stored like other fats. It breaks down quicker within the liver and used like a carbohydrate. It increases the metabolism which assists with weight loss.
Digestion and absorption of fat soluble vitamins, minerals and amino acids which prevent stomach and digestive problems including irritable bowel syndrome. The saturated fats in the oil have anti-microbial properties and help with regulating bacteria, fungi and parasites that disrupt digestion.
Improves Skin & Hair
Coconut oil is great moisturizer as it absorbs well into the skin. It can help delay wrinkles and sagging skin that occurs with age. It also benefits other skins issues such as psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and other skin infections. To help with re-growth of damaged hair, use coconut oil as a condition by massaging into the
scalp. Regular massage of the head can help eliminate dandruff.
Other benefits of coconut oil include uses for healing as it is a great anti-inflammatory for use on bruises, strains and sore muscles.
So now you may be wondering “where can I find this amazing oil?” My favorite brand is Tropical Traditions that is a pure, unrefined source unlike most sold retail. Also, if you place your initial order via my website, you’ll receive a free resource and recipe booklet to learn more uses and benefits of coconut oil.