Coconut oil is an edible oil found in coconuts. It has become extremely popular in the last few years, not just as an ingredient in cooking, but also as a cosmetic product for the hair and skin. The secret to coconut oil’s remarkable health benefits lies in its unique fat profile. Unlike most other saturated fats, which have long-chain fatty acids, coconut oil contains medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs), which behave differently in the body: they are quickly absorbed and easy to digest, making them an excellent source of energy. Plus, they aren’t automatically stored as fat in the same way as other fatty acids. So coconut oil is the ideal way to consume ‘good’ fats but it has many other reputed health benefits, we have chosen 10 different reported health benefits below.
1. Improves Digestion
Coconut also improves digestion as it helps the body absorb fat-soluble vitamins, calcium and magnesium. Coconut oil can help improve bacteria and gut health by destroying bad bacteria and candida. Candida imbalance especially can decrease stomach acid, which causes inflammation and poor digestion.
2. Blood Sugar and Diabetes
Coconut oil can aid in lowering obesity levels in the body and also battles insulin resistance - issues that often lead to type two diabetes.
3. Aids in Liver Health
Coconut oil also guards against any damage to the liver, and also aids in curing urinary tract infections.
4. Boosts Energy
Unrefined coconut oil also hikes energy and endurance, primarily by its MCFA's shooting directly into the liver, which enables to be converted into energy.
5. Weight Loss
Because of the energy-creating abilities of coconut oil and the fact it’s a no-carb oil, it is no wonder that it is beneficial in losing weight. It helps burn fat and calories and decrease appetite. It might seem counterintuitive to assume that eating coconut oil (a fat) will contribute to fat loss, but it is actually quite logical. The key to understanding this phenomenon lays in the multidimensional ability of the MCFAs to control a variety of physiological processes.
6. Acts as an Anti-aging Component
Rich with antioxidants, coconut oil is known to slow the aging process, generally by curbing any undue stress on the liver.
7. Boost in Good Cholesterol
Coconut oil is said to modestly hike one's level of good cholesterol.
8. Improves Hair Health
Coconut oil can also help nourish your hair and keep it vibrant and healthy.
9. Manage Sugar Cravings
Saturated fats found in coconut oil provide solid sustenance for your body and brain, which can help naturally eliminate your cravings for sugar.
10. Fight Heart Disease
After decades of coconut oil being vilified due to its saturated fat content, new research is now proving that medium-chain fatty acids and coconut oil are beneficial to heart health.
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