Coconut oil is one of the oils that have become extremely popular among people who study the impact of food on the health of the entire organism. This oil is a common food in traditional medicine among Asian and Pacific populations. In our parts of the world expanded only in the last 10 years. Coconut oil has so much nutritional value and beneficial effects that should be used in every household. However, due to strong political and pharmaceutical lobbies this oil until recently did not receive the deserved attention. Modern research has confirmed that a beneficial effect on preventing heart and blood vessels, boosts immunity, speeds up metabolism and promotes weight loss and improves digestion. Significantly affects the appearance of the skin, hair and nails that naturally nourishes and cherishes it, helps in faster healing, and provides them with health, shine and suppleness. There are no harmful side effects and is therefore an excellent food for the whole family.
What coconut oil makes it unique is its composition. Nearly 92% of coconut oil fatty acid consists of saturated (no double or triple bonds), mono unsaturated 6% and 2% polyunsaturated fatty acids. Each of the saturated fatty acids long thought to be harmful for human body, particularly on the heart. Therefore, medical authorities advise the minimum intake of saturated fatty acids, and preferred are polyunsaturated fatty acids. Surely now wondering: “What makes coconut oil so special, so its saturated fatty acids healthy?” The answer lies in the type of these acids. Coconut oil also has the vitamins and polyphenols present in minor amounts. These substances also have an important role in improving human health.
Coconut oil provides a myriad of health benefits, affordable and completely natural. Benefits of coconut oil comes from fatty acids and their antimicrobial, antioxidant, antibacterial and soothing properties. In addition to cosmetics, coconut oil is used in the treatment of various diseases and conditions such as:
- Heart disease,
- Weight Loss, Digestion,
- Strengthening of immunity
- Treatment of infections,
- Liver and kidney,
- Problems with the bones and teeth,
- It is mentioned as an adjunct therapy for people suffering from HIV and cancer.
Coconut oil is increasingly used in the diet. Especially their application found in the diet of athletes and recommended that people who are exposed to the increased physical activity, but also people in whom an excess pounds. The reason why coconut oil is recommended in the diet, is because it does not contain a large number of calories while simultaneously prevents the deposition of fatty deposits in blood vessels. As such, coconut oil protects the viability of the cardiovascular system, and prevents the occurrence of disease of the system and keeps the shape and level of physical fitness, prevents the occurrence of diabetes and lowers the blood cholesterol level.
Furthermore, coconut oil is excellent as an agent which enables the normal function of the thyroid gland, stimulates kidney function, has a preventive effect in preventing the appearance of many infections, strengthens the resistance to viruses and bacteria harmful, reduces the burden on the liver, regulates digestion and participates in the regulation of metabolism.Coconut oil is particularly effective in the treatment process and irritation of the skin. It cures eczema, psoriasis and other forms of skin problems. It is ideal as a means of regeneration and intensive care of hair, especially when hair is dry and cracked.