Studies are showing that the Health Benefits of Coconut Oil when cooking with Extra Virgin Coconut Oil outweigh the benefits of cooking with any other oil.
These health benefits of coconut oil include weight loss, hair care, skin care, boosts the immune system, increases the metabolism, helps with efficient and proper digestion, relieves ailments such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, osteoporosis and pancreatitis.
The reason Extra Virgin Coconut Oil has so many health benefits is because it consists of medium chain fatty acids. These fatty acids include lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid. These acids are full of antioxidants and are antifungal, antimicrobial and antibacterial. They digest easily, increase energy and metabolism contributing to weight loss. The main contributor of these benefits is lauric acid. When lauric acid is absorbed by the body it is converted into monolaurin which helps fight off viruses and bacteria, boosts the immune system, and helps prevent the various heart problems such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure, and reduces the cause of injury in the arteries preventing atherosclerosis.
The antimicrobial properties found in the saturated fats help with stomach and digestion related problems such as irritable bowel syndrome and indigestion. This is because the antimicrobial properties help fight off bacteria, fungi and parasites that cause these related issues. They also aid in the absorption of vitamins, minerals and amino acids that the body needs for proper functioning.
Coconut Oil is the only oil that does not require the pancreas to break the food down into enzymes to be absorbed by the body, therefore it works much easier on the digestive system and is useful in treating pancreatitis.
For people coping with diabetes Coconut Oil helps control blood sugar and improves secretion of insulin. And for those coping with osteoporosis or osteoarthritis the minerals contained in Coconut Oil consist of calcium and magnesium promoting strong bones and teeth. Coconut Oil actually aids in the absorption of calcium in the body and helps with chronic inflammation.
So far we’ve talked about Coconut oil being used internally, well it also has many benefits for the skin and hair if you use it externally. For the skin it helps with premature aging because of it’s antioxidant properties, delaying wrinkles and sagging skin. It also helps with skin problems such as psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and speeds up the healing of bruises, cuts and scrapes.
If you have dry scalp, dandruff, lice or lice eggs, are balding or have damaged hair, Coconut Oil can be used as a conditioner because it soothes and provides the essential proteins for nourishing these conditions.
Extra Virgin Coconut Oil can be purchased at your local Health Food Store. Help your body regenerate healing or prevent these ailment by cooking with Coconut Oil and or applying it to your skin and hair today. It’s a simple and easy change to your diet, lifestyle and way of living. You just have to make the choice to change, and reap the health benefits of coconut oil.