The benefits of Coconut Oil reach far beyond what one might believe it to to be.
Coconut oil is made of approximately 90% saturated fat. It is also interesting to note that 50 percent of the fat is a health-boosting medium chain fatty acid. These medium chain fatty acids are caprylic acid, capric acid, nd lauric acid.
The single two most abundant sources of lauric acid are breast milk and coconuts.
Lauric acid is antibacterial, antiviral and is the most potent antimicrobial saturated fatty acid.
Medium chain fatty acids help you to lose fat and do not require energy for absorption as other fats do. For this reason, it is beneficial for people who are malnourished.
Medium chain fatty acids are not readily stored as fat. Additionally, they are easier to digest than other fatty acids. Finally they provide energy to the body without any blood sugar spike. Consequently, this makes it a great addition to the diet of diabetics, and pre-diabetics.
In fact, the sweet smelling oil, that will remind you of the tropics, is high in fiber, vitamins, minerals and nutrients.
The benefits and uses of coconut oil are plentiful.
- Improves memory, energy and endurance.
- Reduces symptoms of some diseases.
- Destroys bad bacteria and candida.
- Increases “healthy” HDL cholesterol and converts “bad” LDL cholesterol.
- Clear Urinary Tract Infections.
- Protects the liver from damage.
- Reduces inflammation and arthritis issues.
- Boosts immunity.
- Improves skin conditions.
- Improves Oral Health. You can read about Oil Pulling and the benefits HERE.
- Slows aging.
- Balance hormones.
- Improves hair quality.
- Helps with weight loss.
- Is a great lube and, therefore, improves sexual enjoyment as Organic Coconut Oil is a wonderful lube.
Buy organic extra virgin coconut oil. Keep one in the kitchen and one in the bathroom.
Coconut Oil in the bedroom will be of extra special benefit.
Choose an oil that is not refined or processed as coconut oil can lose many of its benefits through these processes. In my opinion, Nutiva Coconut Oil is among the best choices.