I would assume that as your are reading about Coconut Oil Health Benefits, you are trying to either become healthier, and therefore feel better ( that’s me then! ), or gain knowledge because you have a specific need such as using coconut oil for hair loss or coconut oil for weight loss, perhaps even coconut oil for cooking, so let’s take a look.
The health benefits of coconut oil are so many and varied that you really need help to learn them all, but as the oil can be eaten it has the benefit of helping with many quite serious ailments, such as-
It can lower cholesterol and the risk of heart disease. Of the two types of Cholesterol HDL (high density lipoprotein) is the better and Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) is the cholesterol that narrow arteries with plaque and cause heart disease.
Coconut Oil can increase levels of HDL(Good) which helps to break down the excess LDL(Bad) and maintain heart health.
Your Ally in Fighting Alzheimer’s
Coconut oil can reduce the effects and the risk of Alzheimers Disease, the oil being made up mainly of medium chain triglycerides is metabolized by the body and Ketones are produced which are used as an alternative energy source by the brain, this reaction has been proved to halt and reverse the spread of brain effecting plaque.
Food Poisoning Fighter
Due to the high content of Lauric Acid, and it’s anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and anti-viral properties, and the fact that food is treated against pests, and travels for, sometimes thousands, of miles, then has to be packaged. The chances of picking up a “bug” is all too easy.
Don’t let a stomach bug get hold and make you lose your precious time in bed or have the embarrassment of running to the toilet, just mix 3 tablespoons of virgin Coconut Oil with orange juice and be able to get on with life.
Lots Of Other Coconut Oil Benefits
Here’s a whole host of other coconut oil health benefits
- Helps to boost energy,
- Helps contain and resist the cold sore virus,
- Treats any fungal breakout, such as athletes foot
- Fights and soothes inflammation, the like of arthritis.
- Helps treat eczema and psoriasis, keep lightly moisturized and remember to wash hands in-between.
- Helps heal and soothe bites, stings, cuts and bruises, apply directly.
There you are, if you’ve been asking ‘what are the benefits of coconut oil’ you’ve just had taster to it’s wonderful health properties.
The first time I read about it my head was spinning and by the time you finish reading I’m sure you will be too.
Now please remember I’m not a doctor. Just someone who wants to remain as healthy as possible for as long as possible.