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Sunday, 6 July 2014

THE WONDER OIL (:COCONUT OIL)

Coconut oil is a popular nutritional oil derived from mature coconut.Its various industrial and cosmetic applications has made it a very viable commodity .coconut oil is heat stable , making it suitable for cooking at a high temperature .It is slow to oxidise ,resist rancidity and has a shelve life of approximately two years or more .
coconut oil from natural coconut
Almost 50% of the fatty acids in coconut oil is 12-carbon lauric acid .When coconut oil is enzymatically digested it also forms a monoglyceride called monolaurin.
Both lauric acid and monolaurin   can kill bacteria ,viruses and fungi helping to shelve off infections of the body for example these substances have been shown to kill the bacteria staphylococcus aureus and the yeast candida albicans a common cause of yeast infection in humans .
Taking the oil daily has been shown to reduce hunger pangs making you eat less without even trying .This may be due to the way the fatty acids in it are metabolised to ketone bodies which has an appetite reducing effect.This activity of coconut oil may positively affect body weight over the long term
The saturated fats in coconut oil raises the HDL- cholesterol which is the good cholesterol and also changes the composition of the LDL- cholesterol which is the bad cholesterol.
Coconut oil ,positively affect thyroid  hormones which help to increase metabolism ,energy and endurance .It increases digestion and helps to absorb fat soluble vitamins.
Finally, people who take coconut oil regularly also tend to have improvement in how they handle blood sugar since coconut can help improve coconut oil within the body.
Two teaspoons of coconut oil taken twice daily is okay as a daily healthy habit BUT REMEMBER GOOD HEALTH IS A CONTINUOUS HABIT NOT AN EVENT.

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All articles in this blog are designed solely for educational and information purposes and is not intended to serve as a medical advice .If you have or suspect any health problem please consult your doctor/Health provider.