Although much of the world has benefited from coconuts and coconut oil for centuries, we here in the West are now just getting up to speed on the benefits of coconuts and, especially coconut oil.
Coconut oil is rich in medium-chain fatty acids, which are far superior to long-chain fatty acids found in many other foods. Medium-chain fatty acids are absorbed more efficiently by the liver and metabolized quicker, creating healthily converted fuel and energy that our bodies needs. In a nutshell, coconuts – and coconut oil – are an excellent fuel source for our bodies.
In addition to being an excellent source of fuel for our bodies, coconut oil possesses unique phenolic compounds and hormones that are thought to prevent the accumulation of amyloid beta peptides, which researchers believe are part of the cause in the development of Alzheimer’s.
And coconut oil has been proven to aid with:
- Increasing Weight Loss
- Building Muscle
- Fighting Infections
- Shedding Abdominal Fat
- Lowering Risk of Heart Disease
- Protecting Against Harmful UV Rays
- Preventing Gum Disease and Tooth Decay
- Helping with Candida (Yeast Infections)
- Treating Kidney and Bladder Stones
- Reducing Inflammation and Arthritis
- Improving Digestion
- Preventing Osteoporosis
- Aiding in Hormone Balance
- Reducing Stress
Additionally, using coconut oil has been shown to facilitate the body’s natural anti-aging process. Further, properties in coconut oil have been proven to contribute to supporting proper thyroid functioning and in reducing the damage caused by “free radicals.” Free radicals are a contributing factor in many forms of cancer.
The obvious benefits associated with coconut oil are endless and, because it is so versatile, we can all find a way to incorporate it into our diets! From using it to bake a cake to moisturizing your skin; from treating your eczema to relieving the symptoms of arthritis, coconut oil can benefit every one of us in many ways. Now, isn’t that a lovely bunch of coconuts?.
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