Healthy Hump Day: Going Coconuts! Oil That Is

Posted: June 8, 2016  

A natural treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, prevents heart disease and high blood pressure by converting bad cholesterol to good, protects your liver, cancer protection, heals arthritis, the list goes on and on. Whether you are looking to boost your energy level or improve your memory, science may have found the answer – COCONUT OIL. This information is all over the internet. WebMD is not completely sold but others in the medical field are singing its praises. Judge for yourself.

Coconut oil has a multitude of health benefits, like skin care, hair care, improving digestion and immunity against a host of infections and diseases. Who wouldn’t want to delay the appearance of wrinkles or saggy skin?  It also provides the essential proteins required for nourishing and healing damaged hair. Research suggests that coconut oil helps to reduce abdominal obesity in women. It increases the body’s metabolic rate by removing stress on the pancreas, thereby burning more energy and helping obese and overweight people lose the weight.

According to Dr. Josh Axe, DNM, DC, CNS, who works with Olympic swimmers like Michael Phelps and Ryan Lockne, study after medical study has proven that coconut oil has benefits that you and I probably haven’t even considered. To date there have been over 1500 studies that coconut oil is one of the healthiest foods on the planet.  The secret, it is a medium-chain fatty acid (MCFA). Around 91% of the fat in coconut oil is healthy saturated fat. MDFAs go through just a 3-step process to digest. Other fats go through a 26-step process. Who knew?

Unlike long-chain fatty acids (LCFAs) found in plant based oils, MCFAs are:

  • Easier to digest
  • Not readily stored as fat
  • Are anti-microbial and anti-fungal
  • Smaller in size, allowing easier cell permeability for immediate energy
  • Processed by the liver, which means that they are immediately converted to energy instead of being stored as fat

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