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[h=1]TOP 10 EVIDENCE-BASED HEALTH BENEFITS OF COCONUT OIL[/h][h=2]1. Coconut Oil Contains a Unique Combination of Fatty Acids With Powerful Medicinal Properties[/h]Coconut oil contains a lot of medium chain triglycerides, which are metabolized differently and can have therapeutic effects on several brain disorders.
[h=2][/h][h=2]2. Populations That Eat a LOT of Coconut Are Among The Healthiest People on The Planet[/h][h=2]Plenty of populations around the world have thrived for multiple generations eating massive amounts of coconut.[/h]
[h=2]3. Coconut Oil Can Increase Your Energy Expenditure, Helping You Burn More Fat[/h][h=2]The medium chain triglycerides in coconut oil have been shown to increase 24 hour energy expenditure by as much as 5%, potentially leading to significant weight loss over the long term.[/h][h=2]4. The Lauric Acid in Coconut Oil Can Kill Bacteria, Viruses and Fungi, Helping to Stave Off Infections[/h]The fatty acids and breakdown products in coconut oil can kill harmful pathogens, potentially helping to prevent infections.

[h=2]5. Coconut Oil Can Kill Your Hunger, Making You Eat Less Without Even Trying[/h]The fatty acids in coconut oil can significantly reduce appetite, which may positively affect body weight over the long term.
[h=2]6. The Fatty Acids in Coconut Oil Are Turned into Ketones, Which Can Reduce Seizures[/h]The MCTs in coconut oil can increase blood concentration of ketone bodies, which can help reduce seizures in epileptic children.
[h=2]7. Coconut Oil Can Improve Blood Cholesterol Levels and May Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease[/h]Studies in both humans and rats show that coconut oil improves important risk factors like Total, LDL and HDL cholesterol, which may translate to a reduced risk of heart disease.
[h=2]8. Coconut Oil Can Protect Hair Against Damage, Moisturize Skin and Function as Sunscreen[/h]Coconut oil can be applied topically as well, studies showing it to be effective as a skin moisturizer and protecting against hair damage. It can also be used as a mild form of sunscreen and as mouthwash.
[h=2]9. The Fatty Acids in Coconut Oil Can Boost Brain Function in Alzheimer’s Patients[/h]Studies show that the fatty acids in coconut oil can increase blood levels of ketone bodies, supplying energy for the brain cells of Alzheimer’s patients and relieving symptoms.
[h=2]10. Coconut Oil Can Help You Lose Fat, Especially The Dangerous Fat in Your Abdominal Cavity[/h]
 

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Good information. But many are scared of coconut oil.
 

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hai pet,

That is because wrong propaganda by half knowledged persons.

Here are some more -

Because of its strong antioxidant properties and health benefits, the coconuts can be used to:
• Lower cholesterol
• Improve digestion
• Ward off wrinkles
• Stabilize glucose levels
• Fight off viruses
• Build cells
• Regulate hormones
• Increase thyroid production
• Lose weight
• Increase metabolism
• Fight infections
• Stave off memory loss
• Kill bacteria
 
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Thanks for sharing the useful info about coconut oil
 

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Here some more-

USING COCONUT OIL FOR SKIN CARE:
· makes your skin soft and smooth to the touch
· gives your skin an overall healthy glow
· helps your complexion keep its natural moisture
· firms your skin
· prevents breakdown of natural collagens
· promotes healthy new skin cells
· prevents liver spots
· prevents wrinkles
 

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[h=3]Health Benefits of Coconut Oil[/h][h=3]Hair care:[/h]Coconut oil is one of the best natural nutrients for your hair. It helps in healthy growth of hair and gives your hair a shiny quality. It is also highly effective in reducing protein loss which can lead to various unattractive or unhealthy qualities in your hair.
Coconut oil is extensively used in the Indian sub-continent for hair care. Most of the people in those countries apply coconut oil on their hair every day after bathing or showering. It is an excellent conditioner and helps the re-growth process of damaged hair. It also provides the essential proteins required for nourishing and healing damaged hair. Research indicate that coconut oil provides better protection to hair from damage caused by hygral fatigue.
By regularly massaging your head with coconut oil, one can ensure that one’s scalp is free of dandruff, even if one’s scalp is chronically dry. It also helps in keeping one’s hair and scalp free from lice and lice eggs.
Coconut oil is therefore used as hair care oil and is used in manufacturing various conditioners and dandruff relief creams. Coconut oil is normally applied topically for hair care.
 

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Alzheimer’s disease: The research conducted by Dr.Newport states that coconut oil is useful in treating Alzheimer’s disease. Apart from this there is no scientific evidence or traditional knowledge of coconut oil being used for treating Alzheimer’s. In fact, it is not traditionally thought that coconut oil helps in boosting the function of the brain in any form.
Antimicrobial Properties: The acids discussed above convert themselves into great antimicrobial and anti-fungal agents like monocaprin and monolaurin when acted upon by certain enzymes. These derivatives protect our body, both internally and externally, from conditions like Athlete’s Foot, rashes, itches, ringworm, and dermatitis.
Antioxidant and Anti-Aging Properties: The antioxidant properties of Coconut oil come from its saturated fats like Capric Acid, Caprylic Acid, Caproic Acid, and Myristic Acid. They counter adverse effects of ageing, macular degeneration, whitening of hair, and sagging of the skin.
Blockage in the Arteries: The Medium-chain triglycerides present in Coconut oil lower the level of bad cholesterol and help clear blockages, thereby reducing the risk of heart attacks. Thus it is actually cardiac friendly.
[h=3]Candida - a genus of yeasts, the most common cause of fungal infections[/h]Coconut has been shown to prevent and even cure candida and provides relief from the inflammation caused by candida, both externally and internally. Its high moisture retaining capacity keeps the skin from cracking or peeling off and the effects of coconut oil is gradual and not drastic or sudden, which gives the patient an appropriate amount of time to get used to the withdrawal symptoms.
Candida is a tragic disease caused from excessive and uncontrolled growth of yeast called Candida Albicans in the stomach. This yeast is more or less present in everyone’s stomach, but it doesn’t manifest any adverse effects since its growth is controlled by the beneficial bacteria which also reside in our stomach. There are many reasons for this uncontrolled growth of yeast. For example, if other destructive bacteria or the use of antibiotics which ultimately end up in eliminating these bacteria, there can be an imbalance of bacteria and a problem like Candida can develop. Also, bleaching or washing of your stomach with medicines or excessive use of chemical laxatives or ingestion of poisonous material can cause the yeast or fungi to start growing very fast which can lead to Candida.
Cancer: The saturated fatty acids help protect against many types of cancer. These are the same fatty acids that are found in Mother’s milk.
Diabetes, Reduces Sweet Cravings and Low Glycemic Index (GI) measures how fast available carbohydrates in food raise blood sugar levels. Coconut fibre slows down the release of glucose, improves insulin secretion and utilization of blood glucose. Coconut also assists in relieving stress on the pancreas and enzyme systems of the body, in turn, reducing the risks associated with Diabetes. The healthy fat in coconut slows down any rise in blood sugar and helps to reduce hypoglycaemic cravings. Coconut Nectar and Crystals have a very low GI of only 35 (compared to honey with a GI of 55-83, and sugar with a GI of 65-100.)
Digestion - Coconut oil helps to improve the digestive system. The saturated fats present in coconut oil have antimicrobial properties and help in dealing with various bacteria, fungi, and parasites that can cause indigestion. Coconut oil also helps in the absorption of other nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and amino acids. It cures many of the symptoms and inflammatory conditions associated with digestive and bowel disorders, by supporting absorption of other nutrients including vitamins, minerals, and amino acids while also providing beneficial dietary fibre. If taken regularly in proper quantity, it can help cure chronic digestive problems.

[h=3]Heart Diseases - There is a misconception spread among many people that coconut oil is not good for heart as it contains a large quantity of saturated fats. In reality, coconut oil is beneficial for the heart. It contains about 50% lauric acid, which helps in actively preventing various heart problems like high cholesterol levels and high blood pressure. The saturated fats present in coconut oil are not harmful. Coconut oil does not lead to increase in LDL levels, and it reduces the incidence of injury and damage to arteries and therefore helps in preventing atherosclerosis. It provides healthy short chain and medium chain fatty acids (MCFA) that are essential to good health. Close to 98% of all fatty acids consumed are composed of long-chain fatty acids (LCFA), which are very different from MCFA that have no negative effect on cholesterol ratios and help to lower the risk of atherosclerosis and protect against heart disease. Studies have shown that populations in Polynesia and Sri Lanka, where coconuts are a dietary staple, do not suffer from high serum cholesterol or heart disease. Unlike other fats, the unique properties of coconut also contain a large amount of lauric acid, which is the predominant fatty acid found in mother's milk.[/h]HIV: Quite recently, some rays of hope have been seen while using Coconut oil against the HIV infection, again due to the presence of those fatty acids.
[h=3]Healing and Infections - When applied to infected areas, coconut oil forms a chemical layer that protects the infected body part from external dust, air, fungi, bacteria and viruses. Coconut oil is highly effective on bruises because it speeds up the healing process of damaged tissues.[/h][h=3]Immunity - It strengthens the immune system as it contains antimicrobial lipids, lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid which have antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties. The human body converts lauric acid into monolaurin which act as an effective way to deal with viruses and bacteria that cause diseases like herpes, influenza, cytomegalovirus, and even HIV. It helps in fighting harmful bacteria like listeria monocytogenes - a serious infection usually caused by eating contaminated food and helicobacter pylori - cause of most stomach and duodenal ulcers and causes in some cases of non-ulcer dyspepsia, and harmful protozoa such as giardia lamblia - A parasite responsible for a contagious form of diarrhoea.[/h]Infections: Coconut oil is very effective against a variety of infections due to its antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial properties. It kills the viruses that cause influenza, measles, hepatitis, herpes, SARS, and other serious health risks, kills bacteria that cause ulcers, throat infections, urinary tract infections, pneumonia, and gonorrhoea and effective in the elimination of fungi and yeast that cause ringworm, athlete’s foot, thrush, and diaper rash.
Quick Energy Boost due to the saturated fats present that provides a super nutritious source of extra energy effectively cures fatigue and energy malnutrition. Coconut is utilized by the body to actually produce energy, rather than to store it as body fat. It supports improved endurance during physical and athletic performance. It promotes healthy thyroid function and helps to relieve the symptoms of chronic fatigue.
[h=3]Skin Care - Coconut oil is excellent massage oil for the skin. It acts as an effective moisturizer on all types of skin, including dry skin and with no chance of having any adverse side effects on the skin from the application of coconut oil. It helps in treating various skin problems including psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and other skin infection. So, it forms the base ingredient of various body care products like soaps, lotions, and creams that are used for skin care. It delays the appearance of wrinkles and sagging of skin, helps in preventing premature aging and degenerative diseases due to its antioxidant properties.[/h]Stress relief: Coconut oil is very soothing and hence it helps in removing stress. Applying coconut oil to the head, followed by a gentle massage, helps to eliminate mental fatigue.
Vermifuge: A medicine that expels intestinal worms -Coconut oil can be used against intestinal round worms and tape worms.
[h=3]Weight Loss - It contains short and medium-chain fatty acids that help in taking off excessive weight, easy to digest and it helps in healthy functioning of the thyroid and endocrine system. It increases the body’s metabolic activities by removing stress on the pancreas by burning more energy and fats helping to reduce obese and overweight. People, who consistently use coconut products, report a stronger ability to go without eating for several hours with no effects of hypoglycaemia.[/h]
 

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Wonderful information about coconut ! thank you Wonder!
 

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welcome sumitra. will post as i get new information from friends, relatives and from any other source.
 

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Hi Wonder :)

Xcellent info
 

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