Why eat coconut oil? 10 reasons – Coconut Oil And Health Benefits


What do you feel about coconut oil? Have you heard about it and got curious? Maybe you are using it already and wants to know more about this fantastic fruit. No matter what your thoughts are, I will give you some pretty good reasons for using this oil and tell you why you should eat coconut oil and use it in your diet.

Coconut is super good for cooking and for your health in numerous ways. Here come 10 reasons.

We all are dependent on our heart to function normally and have a good life. Coconut oil is one of the richest sources of saturated fat. There was a time when many of us thought that saturated fat was bad for us.  American Heart Association and Heart Foundation UK are still telling us to limit the amount of saturated fat because it’s bad for us.

New studies show us that this isn’t true. The fact it that saturated fat is not bad for us at all. It’s harmless. A study of the Kitavans shows us that intake of coconut is not causing any problems with their health. On the contrary, their health is excellent. Their diet consists of tubers, fruit, fish and coconut. Coconut oil is beneficial for us because it contains 50 % lauric acid, which helps to prevent various heart problems like high cholesterol levels and high blood pressure.

In a study from 2010 where they looked at 21 investigations with the total of 347.747 participants, they didn’t find any connection between saturated fat and heart disease. In fact, the idea that saturated fat can lead to heart disease is probably just a myth. There’s just no evidence that tells us that saturated fat leads to heart disease.

Diabetes

If you knew that you were in the risk of getting diabetes would you consider doing something with your diet instead of taking medicine which almost always contains side-effects? I know what I would do. I would eat less flour, sugar and vegetables oils. I am sure that healthy foods is better to use than medicine and get much better results by doing it. In this article they claims that virgin coconut oil is effective in treating diabetes:

You are also more in risk of getting problems with your heart if you have diabetes. Heart disease is actually one of the most common complications of diabetes. It’s so common that having diabetes actually doubles your risk for heart attack or stroke. Coconut oil is one of the oil that people with diabetes can use in their diet because it can be utilized by the body without the need to produce insulin.

Weight loss

I think that before coconut oil was considered to be a healthy food many of us believed that saturated fat was something we gained weight by eating. Many of us has proved otherwise. But there are still many of us that don’t believe that by using saturated fat in our diet we will lose weight. That’s an absurd thought for lots of us. One thing I know is that when we first start to believe something about something it’s not easy to change the opinion we have about it. But maybe proven studies will help to change how some of us think about fat. It’s a fact that studies shows us that coconut oil really helps to burn fat.

The key to understanding this lays in the ability of the MCFAs also called medium-chain fatty acids. They include: A study from Boston University Medical School published in Obesity Research Journal gives us an idea why MCFAs have fat-burning ability.  Another study had participants consume 18-24 g of MCTs per day as part of a 16-week weight-loss program, which resulted in more weight loss and fat loss when compared to olive oil.

Immunity

Many of us are sick because of too much of bad bacteria, fungus’s, viruses and parasites in our body. As I have mentioned before coconut oil contains lauric acid, which is known to fight bacteria, and create a hostile environment for viruses. Coconut oil strengthens the immune system because it has antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties.

According to an article, research supports “that the human body converts lauric acid into monolaurin which is an effective way to deal with viruses and bacteria that cause diseases like herpes, influenza, cytomegalovirus, and even HIV. They also say that coconut oil helps in fighting harmful bacteria like listeria, monocytogenes and helicopter pylori, and harmful protozoa such as giardia lamblia.”

Digestion

If you like me are struggling with digestion problems I will give you some interesting fact about I’ve had digestion problems since I was a youth and it was literally making my daily life much harder for me. I was often embarrassed when I was social with other people because of my problems with gas and rumbling in my stomach. I like coconut oil for a number of reason. One is that it’s easy to digest. The MCFAs or medium-chain fatty acids found in coconut oil gives the right 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.

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