Medical studies have proved that coconut oil contains healthypal fats known as Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFAs). These fats contain acids of medicinal benefits. Their names are –
- Lauric Acid
- Capric Acid
- Caprylic Acid
Coconut oil is also used for cooking food in some countries. Unlike some acids, they are –
- Easy to digest
- It does not get stored as fat. Human liver can easily process these fats. They can be easily converted to energy.
- The acids have antifungal and antimicrobial properties
Now shall we look into the benefits of coconut oil?
- Natural Treatment of Alzheimer Disease
Medical research has shown that your brain has the tendency to create insulin on its own to process glucose. This energy is used for giving power to brain cells. In an Alzheimer’s patient, the brain loses this ability. But when given food cooked in coconut oil, the MCFA’s can be easily digested by the brain’s insulin and the energy released is used as an alternative. In short, malfunctioning brain cells get the energy to act normally.
- Prevention of High Blood Pressure and Heart Disease
This oil has a high level of natural saturated fats. These fats have the ability to enhance the healthy cholesterol in the human body. They can also convert the LDL or the bad cholesterol to good cholesterols. So, the risk of getting heart disease is reduced.
- Treatment of Urinary Tract/Kidney Infection
The MCFAs in the oil have antibacterial properties and destroy the bacteria that can cause infection. Taking a bath in coconut oil can ward off bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites in the skin.
- Improves Appearance Of The Skin
Human race have always used coconut oil as a moisturizer and face cleanser. However, little is known of its benefits on human skin. When applied on skin, it reduces inflammation in the internal layer and on the external layer, it moisturizes the skin.
- Prevention of Tooth Decay
Oil pulling was performed by ancient tribes to keep the mouth in good health.
Take a spoon of coconut oil in the mouth and swish it continuously for twenty minutes. On the first day, it is difficult, but after a month, you can maintain the process for ten minutes. Ensure you do not swallow the oil. You may suffer from stomach pain.
The process is effective for eradication of oral bacteria and reduces the occurrence of periodontal disease. For healthy teeth, it is vital to practice oil pulling at least for two times per week.
The effects of this disease are that your bones become brittle. The reasons are free radicals as well oxidative stress. Coconut oil has a high level of antioxidants so it can prevent and ward off osteoporosis.
- Type II Diabetes
When the cells in your body does not respond to insulin and neglect to process glucose for energy, you suffer from diabetes. In the process, the pancreas secretes more insulin and the resistance factor sets the stage for type II diabetes.
But the MCFAs can provide suitable assistance to enhance the digestion process. The pancreas does not have to strain as the body gets another alternative source of energy that is devoid of reactions of glucose.
- Weight loss
Coconut oil is easily digestible, so it can help burn calories and fat. In turn, your body does not crave for food.
- Risks Of Coconut Oil
Does that mean anyone can partake of coconut oil and reap the high benefits? No. Kindly read the next paragraph.
There are many human body types. Some human skins are allergic to coconut oil. To test, you can apply coconut oil on a small part of the skin and leave it for one day. If found allergic, do not use the oil and opt for the advice of a physician. It is mandatory to check for allergy before you apply the oil to your scalp.
If you are obese, consult with the doctor before opting to use coconut oil in the diet. Please note that too much of coconut oil can also lead to bad cholesterol levels as well obesity.
Do you live in Hyderabad, the smart city? Do you work in a home services company which offers plumbing services in Hyderabad at the customer’s doorstep? Your family tells, of late, that your skin has become dry and you should use a moisturizer. But being a person bound by love of nature, you sought to use natural coconut oil to heal the skin. And in two weeks, applying small amount of this oil got wonderful results and now your skin has retained its natural texture.