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Coconut oil, is it good or bad?

  • December 17, 2018
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Coconut oil is extracted from coconuts. It contains fats known as medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). Mostly coconut oil is used for cooking purpose. It protects against diseases like arthritis, Alzheimer’s, diabetes and also helps to lose weight. Coconut oil contains lot of saturated fats that boosts HDL or good cholesterol.  However, if excess of coconut oil is taken it can increase LDL or bad cholesterol. But it is less harmful to your heart health than saturated fat or animal-based fats like cheese and steak or products containing trans fats.

Coconut Oil Health Benefits and Uses

§  Digestion - Good fats in coconut oil are helpful for digestion. Its antimicrobial properties will help to fight against irritation and infection in the gut from Candida.

§  Healthy fat – It is a great source of healthy fats. In coconut oil 50% of fat is lauric acid. After breast milk, coconut oil is the richest source of lauric acid.

§  Supports hormones - Coconut oil contains some specific fats which support the body’s natural hormone production.

§  Supports immune system – Coconut oil has antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties.

§  Great fat for cooking – At high temperature coconut oil does not break down its amazing nutritional properties like other oils.

§  It nourish and moisturize the skin – Many people use coconut oil as a natural moisturizer. It has antioxidant properties that stops the skin irritation and wrinkles.

Coconut oil is good for health if taken in moderate amounts and helps to improve our health.

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Disclaimer: Don’t follow any suggestions in this article without consulting a qualified doctor

Source: 1.” The Truth About Coconut Oil” https://www.webmd.com/diet/features/coconut-oil-and-health#1.

2. “101+ Best Coconut Oil Uses and Benefits for Home and Beauty” https://wellnessmama.com/5734/coconut-oil/.