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Health advantages of using virgin coconut oil

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 by: Yanjun
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(NaturalNews) It is said that the healthiest oil found on earth is coconut oil. Before, this oil was considered unhealthy due to its high content of saturated fat. It was understood in the past that saturated oils led to heart disease and increased blood cholesterol. Four decades ago, a study was specifically conducted to see if this was true, but nobody ever thought that hydrogenated coconut was used. Hydrogenated oils, according to many studies, cause a multitude of health problems.

For millenniums, people in Asia and the Pacific utilized coconut oil as a medicine and a food. The people living in tropical places such as Yucatan, Polynesia and Sri Lanka used this oil in their diet, and they were found to be healthier and less prone to cardiovascular disease, colon problems and cancer than those who consumed unsaturated fats. Today, people now realize that there are good saturated fats and cholesterol.

There are many health advantages of using virgin coconut oil


According to research, this oil has medium-chain fatty acids which heighten metabolism and energy, thus stimulating the thyroid.

Another benefit is that it targets the harmful bacteria candida and kills it using its caprylic acid content. It also lowers cholesterol because of its lauric acid content that safeguards the heart through the increase of good cholesterol and decrease of total cholesterol. It also encourages weight loss, because there is no circulation of the medium-chain fatty acids in the bloodstream. The coconut oil goes directly to the liver and is then turned into energy. The coconut oil's fat is therefore not stored as fat by the body; instead, the body utilizes it for energy.

Virgin coconut oil controls diabetes, because the insulin in the bloodstream does not go up.

The oil instead controls blood sugar through the improvement of insulin secretion. It also lessens heart disease as shown by studies performed on inhabitants of the Pacific Islands where their entire caloric intake included 30% to 60% from fully saturated coconut oil. These people were discovered to be free of cardiovascular disease. When virgin coconut oil is taken with vitamin E supplements via the skin, it can help prevent gastrointestinal malabsorption diseases.

Virgin coconut oil strengthens the immune system because of its lauric acid content.

It is also good for the skin when it is directly applied, as it makes a shielding antibacterial layer which protects the part of the body that is infected. It also quickens the healing of bruises, as it repairs tissues that are damaged. Aside from moisturizing the skin, virgin coconut oil also moisturizes the lips and the body and is great for body massages. Women also use it to remove their makeup.

Virgin coconut oil also nourishes the brain, according to studies which show how consuming it enhances cognitive function.

It also reverses or stalls neurodegenerative diseases during the early stages. It has been used for five millenniums in India as Ayurvedic medicine. It also speeds up recovery from illnesses as shown by residents of Panama who drink it to guard themselves from health problems.

Because of the health advantages of using virgin coconut oil, people should use it as a part of their health regimen.

Sources for this article include:


http://www.ehow.com

http://www.healthdiaries.com

http://healthbenefitsofeating.com

http://science.naturalnews.com

About the author:
Sofiya has written articles on most health-related topics, including traditional medicine, alternative and naturopathic and natural treatments,health insurance, wellness, medical marijuana, diets and fitness.

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