The world has finally awakened to the wonders of coconut oil and is calling it the best thing ever discovered. Southern India has befriended this wonder oil for centuries and has used it for virtually everything. Finding a place in many practices from traditional to the most modern, the humble coconut oil is loaded with benefits.
- Proven Alzheimer’s disease Natural Treatment:
Recent research has shown that the brain actually creates its own insulin to process glucose and power brain cells. As the brain of an Alzheimer’s patient has lost the ability to create its own insulin, the ketones from coconut oil could create an alternate source of energy to help repair brain function.
- Prevents Heart Disease and High Blood Pressure:
Coconut oil is high in natural saturated fats. Saturated fats not only increase the healthy cholesterol (known as HDL) in your body, but also help to convert the LDL “bad” cholesterol into good cholesterol, thus lowering the risk of heart disease.
- Immune System Boost (antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral):
Coconut oil contains LAURIC ACID, which is known to reduce CANDIDA, fight bacteria, and create a hostile environment for viruses.
- Improves Memory and Brain Function:
In a 2004 study published in the journal of Neurobiology of Aging, they found that the MCFAs found in coconut oil improved the memory in their older subjects.
- Improves Energy and Endurance:
Coconut oil is easy to digest, but also produces longer sustained energy and increases your metabolism. When taking a quality non-processed coconut oil, you can get the most benefit as it’s MCFAs are sent directly to the liver to be converted into energy.
- Alleviates Skin Issues (burns, eczema, dandruff, dermatitis, and psoriasis):
Coconut oil is wonderful as a face cleanser, moisturizer and sun screen, but also can treat many skin disorders. The fatty acids (Caprylic and LAURIC) in coconut oil reduce inflammation internally and externally and moisturize making them a great solution for all types of skin conditions
- Prevents Gum Disease and Tooth Decay:
Oil pulling with coconut oil has been used for centuries as a way to cleanse the mouth of bacteria and help heal periodontal disease. Coconut oil is one of the most effective oils for oil pulling due to its high concentration of antibacterial MCFAs.
- Coconut Oil for Weight loss:
Because of the energy creating abilities of coconut oil, it is no wonder that it is beneficial in losing weight. It helps to burn fat, decrease appetite and it studies it was especially helpful in losing belly fat.
- Coconut Oil Benefits for Hair Care:
If you have dandruff or dry hair coconut oil has the perfect fatty acids to help improve these conditions. You can make homemade coconut lavender shampoo to improve your hair and use straight coconut oil as an all-natural hair conditioner.