Coconut Oil | 7 benefits for Human Health.

Coconut & Coconut Oil
Coconut & Coconut Oil


Coconut Oil is derived from the matured coconut. It is also used as very delicious food. By it, many cake and other foods can be made like in different types of recipes.

Coconut oil has become a ‘must-have’ among food and natural health lovers. It catches our attention given a large amount of saturated fat it contains.

It’s true, coconut oil is one of the few oils of vegetable origin with almost 90% saturated fatty acids in its composition.  However, it is not about the harmful saturated fats found in cheese or meat.  Coconut contains medium-chain triglycerides, highly beneficial to health.

7 benefits of coconut oil

Coconut Oil
The first: Benefits  for weight loss
The second: Benefits  for the skin
The third: Benefits for the hair
The fourth of the benefits: Less toxic when frying
The fifth of the benefits: Eliminates fungi, bacteria, and pathogenic viruses
The sixth of the benefits: Improves brain function
The seventh of the benefits: Less epileptic seizures

Seven benefits of coconut oil

The first: Benefits  for weight loss

Crude extra virgin oil can help you lose abdominal fat.
In a study conducted with 20 men who were taking 30 milliliters of oil every day for 1 month.  It was found that they lost almost 3 centimeters of the abdominal perimeter.
This happens because the medium-chain fatty acids contained in the oil are not as stored in the body as fat as it does with those long-chain fatty acids that have other types of oils.
As you know, abdominal fat is related to cardiovascular risks. These will decrease if we consume a little coconut oil daily instead of so many other types of less healthy oils.
In addition, these medium-chain fatty acids of coconut oil increase the metabolism of people in just 24 hours.
And if this is not enough, it generates ketone bodies that help regulate our appetite. That is, they can help us reduce excess appetite.
However, although it can help us lose weight, we should not fall into the error of taking it as the only measure to lose weight as there are other more important factors such as good nutrition, physical exercise, and genetics.

The second: Benefits  for the skin

Coconut oil protects the skin from UVB UV rays.
We can also apply this oil to the skin to hydrate it and give it the fat it needs.

The third: Benefits for  hair

This oil also reduces this hair breakage.
We can also apply this oil to the hair to nourish it and give it more shine.

The fourth of the benefits: Less toxic when frying

Coconut oil used to fry food at high temperatures generates much less toxic than sunflower oil, corn oil, and soybean oil.
Olive oil loses more nutrients than this oil when used for frying at high temperatures but it is also suitable for frying food just like coconut oil.

The fifth of the benefits of extra virgin coconut oil: Eliminates fungi, bacteria, and pathogenic viruses

Coconut oil contains a lot of lauric acids and this allows us to eliminate fungi, bacteria and pathogenic viruses from our body.
Coconut oil can kill harmful bacteria that we have in the mouth and this allows us to have better dental health and improve our breath.

The sixth of the benefits of edible: Improves brain function

Some scientific studies say that this oil improves the brain function of Alzheimer’s patients. The fatty acids contained in this oil improve brain function in those patients who have moderate Alzheimer’s.
Coconut oil generates ketone bodies that pass into the blood and this causes Alzheimer’s patients to have more energy in their brain thus decreasing their symptoms.
If you want to know more about the beneficial effect of this oil for people with Alzheimer’s, I recommend the following website.

The seventh of the benefits: Less epileptic seizures

As we have said, it produces ketone bodies that go to the blood and this also serves to decrease the seizures that children with epilepsy have.
And now that I have explained 7 properties of this oil that science has unveiled. I want to give you some tips on how to use coconut oil.
You can add to the pan in which you are frying your food with olive oil, a teaspoon of this oil.
You can also add some raw oil in some dessert recipes like the one I have in my article on how to make coconut nougat.
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