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Amazing benefits of coconut oil

Coconut oil has amazing health benefits
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Coconut is rich in fiber and valuable nutrients so it possesses a row of benefits for human health. High lipid content makes it possible to derive coconut oil, which turns out to be even more remarkable as both medicine and food.

It is true that coconut oil is extremely high in saturated fats. Therefore, when the oil was introduced to the western culture for the first time, it was believed to be unhealthy. There is no doubt now that coconut oil is good for human health and beauty. Moreover, its fat content is unique and can be helpful in many medical cases. No other vegetable oil have gained such praises from scientific researchers, according to Coconut Research Center information.

The main reason of coconut oil unique benefits is the size of its fat molecule. It is important whether fats are saturated, monounsaturated or polyunsaturated. Nevertheless, it is not the only important thing for the human body. The size of fatty acid influence the metabolic process and the general response of the body.

The majority of vegetable and animal fats we consume are composed of long-chain fatty acids (LCFA). Coconut oil contains mostly medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA) or medium-chain triglycerides (MCT). Therefore, the physiological effects of consumed coconut oil differ drastically from that of LCFA fats. Saturated fats of coconut oil cannot do any harm to human health. They do not increase cholesterol level and spoil arteries, as it was believed in the past. On the contrary, coconut oil fatty acids help cope with numerous diseases and make the oil so special. Coconut Research Center represents the full list of unhealthy conditions, which coconut oil help cure.

Primarily, coconut oil is used as a natural remedy for the following body and health conditions:

  • Skin and hair complaints. You may also try using grapeseed or almond oil for your hair;

  • Stress and depression;

  • Unhealthy cholesterol level, arteries problems;

  • Excessive weight;

  • Poor immune system;

  • Candida;

  • Diabetes;

  • Digestion problems and slow metabolism.

Coconut oil is also able to improve mildly the condition of the following body organs and systems:

  • Liver. Medium chain triglycerides are easily converted into energy. They also prevent overloading of liver and accumulation of fat.

  • Kidney. Coconut oil helps dissolve kidney stones which prevents bladder diseases.

  • Stomach. Coconut oil is useful for pancreatitis treating.

  • Nervous system. Coconut oil has anti-stress and soothing activity. Massaged into head, coconut oil eliminates mental fatigue.

  • Bones. Due to coconut oil digestion, the body better absorbs minerals, including calcium and magnesium, which are important for healthy bones.

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