Coconut oil is strongly recommended for a number of benefits that are explained below. Using coconut oils has been shown to mildly help the following:
Alzheimers Treatment: the fatty acids in coconut oil can increase levels of ketone bodies (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18625458) in the blood. This provides energy for the brain cells and can relieve symptoms in Alzheimers patients.
Bones: Improves the ability of our body to absorb important minerals. These include calcium and magnesium which are necessary for the development of bones. Thus, coconut oil is very useful to women who are prone to osteoporosis after middle age.
Diabetes: Coconut oil helps in controlling blood sugar, and improves the secretion of insulin. It also promotes the effective utilization of blood glucose, thereby preventing and treating diabetes.
Improve Cholesterol Levels: Coconut oil is full of saturated fats, these raise the HDL (good for you) cholesterol. This is great for you over a long term it can reduce the risk of heart disease.
Kidney: Coconut oil helps in preventing kidney and gall bladder diseases. It also helps to dissolve kidney stones.
Lauric Acid: This can kill pathogens like bacteria, viruses and fungi thereby helping to prevent infections.
Liver: The presence of medium chain triglycerides and fatty acids helps in preventing liver diseases because those substances are easily converted into energy when they reach the liver, thus reducing the work load of the liver and also preventing accumulation of fat.
Lose Fat (the dangerous fat in your abominal cavity): Coconut oil reduces your appetite and increases the burning of fat, it makes sense that it can also help you to lose weight. Coconut oil appears to be very effective in burning abdominal fat, which lodges itself in the abdominal cavity and around organs. This fat is the most dangerous of all and is highly associated with Western diseases.
Pancreatitis: Coconut oil is also believed to be useful in treating pancreatitis.
Reduce Seizures:Coconut oil can increase blood concentration of ketone bodies, which can help reduce seizures in epileptic children.
Stress relief: Coconut oil is very soothing and hence it helps in removing stress. Applying coconut oil to the head, followed by a gentle massage, helps to eliminate mental fatigue.
Sunscreen and Moisturiser: Coconut oil can be used as a sunscreen directly applied to the skin it can reduce the harmful ultraviolet rays by up to 20%. It can also be used as a moisturiser and can protect hair against damage.
Thyroid Support: This is a support not a cure. It is beneficial for the healthy maintenance of your thyroid. See links below.
Weight Loss: Medium Chain triglycerides in the oil show an increase in the energy expenditure over a 24 hour period by as much as 5%. This can lead to huge weight loss over long term. Coconut oil can reduce your hunger, eating fewer calories helps with weight loss too.
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