The Spirit Science: by Saso Denkovik
Coconut oil is one of the few foods that can truly be described as a superfood.
Coconut oil contains a unique combination of fatty acids with great medical properties and fatty triglycerides. Most of the triglycerides in the fatty acids are considered as long-chain triglycerides, but coconut oil is metabolized differently. These triglycerides start going from the liver into the digestive tract where they are used for as a quick energy boost. Countries where coconut oil is consumed are considered as the healthiest places in the world.
In Western society, coconut oil is still considered to be an exotic food, primarily consumed by health conscious people. In some parts of the world coconut oil is also considered to be a dietary product. In the South Pacific, people eat 60% of their calories from coconuts, and they are the greatest consumers of saturated fats in the world. These people have excellent health, and not even a shred of symptoms leading to heart disease.
Why is coconut oil so good?
It helps with weight control
One study from 2009 looked at the weight loss link between consumption of coconut oil and found that it reduced abdominal obesity. Coconut is easily digestible and also protects the body from resistance to insulin.
Good source of lauric acid
Lauric acid in coconut oil can kill bacteria, viruses, and fungi and help stave off infections. When the oil is digested, in the body is created monoglyceride known by the name of monolaurin. Lauric acid and monolaurin help kill harmful pathogens such as bacteria, viruses and fungi.
It can reduce seizures
The ketogenic diet is low in carbohydrates that are very high in fat. This leads to a increased percentage of ketones in the blood. For some reason, this kind of diet can reduce the rate of seizures in epileptic children.
Many people suffer from digestive problems. Those people should consider adding coconut oil into their diet. Coconut oil helps with digestive disturbances including microbiological bacteria stomach and intestinal problems. The fatty acids contain antimicrobials that have a soothing effect on bacteria, candida, and even parasites that cause indigestion.
Helps manage type 2 diabetes
A recent study done by the Garvin Institute of Medical Research showed that coconut oil helps you protect against insulin resistance, thereby reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Cooking at high temperatures
Because of the medium chain fatty acids, coconut oil has a higher smoking temperature than most oils. You might find that you like it better than your usual olive oil, especially if you are cooking recipes that require a higher cooking temperature. Olive oil oxidizes when it reaches smoke point causing free radicals.
Slows Fine lines and aging signs
Coconut oil is not just for consumption, but it has many beauty benefits as well! It helps to keep the connective tissue strong, preventing wrinkles and skin sagging. Apply the oil directly to your face to soften the appearance of fine lines or use it daily to give a lovely moisturizing glow!
Kills your hunger, and makes you eat less without trying
One of the best things about coconut oil is that it can reduce hunger. This is probably related to the way in which the fatty acids are metabolized. The ketone that is formed can have an appetite reducing effect.
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These are all powerful claims and may well be true. However, we need to carefully examine all these in a scientific paradigm and examine their proofs and evidence.