This superfood’s unique combination of fatty acids can have a profound effect on your health, fat loss, better brain function and hair.

Coconut oil contains a unique combination of fatty acids with powerful medical properties, it is one of the richest sources of saturated fats known to man, with 90% of the fatty acids being saturated. Most of the fatty acids in your diet are long chained , the medium chained fatty acids are metabolised differently, they go straight  to the liver from the digestive tract – where they are used as a quick source energy or turned into so-called ketone bodies, which can have therapeutic effects on brain disorders like Epilepsy and Alzheimer’s.

Populations That Eat A LOT Of Coconut Are Among The Healthiest People On The Planet:The best example of such a population is theTokelauans, who live in the South Pacific. They eat over 60% of their calories from coconuts and are the biggest consumers of saturated fat in the world.These people are in excellent health, with no evidence of heart disease.

Coconut Oil Can Increase Your Energy Expenditure, Helping You Burn More Fat:  Obesity is currently one of the biggest health problems in the world. It is a fact that different foods affect our bodies and hormones in different ways. In this regard, a calorie is NOT a calorie.The medium chain triglycerides in coconut oil have been shown to increase 24-hour energy expenditure by as much as 5%, potentially leading to significant weight loss over the long term.

The Lauric Acid In Coconut Oil Can Kill Bacteria, Viruses And Fungi, Helping To Stave Off Infections: The fatty acids and breakdown products in coconut oil can kill harmful pathogens, potentially helping to prevent infections.

Coconut Oil Can Kill Your Hunger, Making You Eat Less Without Even Trying: The fatty acids in coconut oil can significantly reduce appetite, which may positively affect body weight over the long term.

The Fatty Acids in Coconut Oil Are Turned into Ketones, Which Can Reduce Seizures: For some reason, this diet can dramatically reduce the rate of seizures in epileptic children, even those who haven’t had success with multiple different types of drugs.

Coconut Oil Can Improve Blood Cholesterol Levels And May Lower Your Risk Of Heart Disease:  Studies in humans show that coconut oil improves important risk factors like Total, LDL and HDL cholesterol, which may translate to a reduced risk of heart disease.

Moisturise Skin And Function As Sunscreen. Coconut oil can serve various purposes that have nothing to do with eating it: Many people are using it for cosmetic purposes and to improve the health and appearance of their skin and hair. Studies on individuals with dry skin show that coconut oil can improve the moisture and lipid content of the skin. One study shows effectiveness as sunscreen – blocking about 20% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays.  Another application is using it like mouthwash in a process called oil plugging, which can kill some of the harmful bacteria in the mouth, improve dental health and reduce bad breath.

The Fatty Acids In Coconut Oil Can Boost Brain Function In Alzheimer’s Patients:  Studies show that the fatty acids in coconut oil can increase blood levels of ketone bodies, supplying energy for the brain cells of Alzheimer’s patients and relieving symptoms.

Coconut Oil Can Help You Lose Fat, Especially The Dangerous Fat in Your Abdominal Cavity:, Coconut oil appears to be especially effective in reducing abdominal fat, which lodges in the abdominal cavity and around organs.

Hair And Scalp Benefits;

Coconut Oil Can Protect Hair Against Damage And Helps Prevents Breakage: The fatty acids found in coconut oil work with the natural proteins found in hair to protect it from breaking.
Moisturises  your hair – shiny hair is happy, giving your hair a regular use of coconut oil could make your hair softer and more lustrous than ever before. Coconut oil is incredible for the fact that it penetrates the hair follicles and, therefore,  helps moisturise and condition from the outside, in. In fact, the oil is so moisturising that it even protects follicles from heat and environmental damage.
Coconut Oil Boosts Blood Circulation: If  you massage your head with coconut oil, you’ll boost scalp circulation, meaning that more oxygen and nutrients will be sent right to your hair follicles, helping to stimulate growth also a healthy scalp produces healthy hair, I always recommend coconut oil to clients with dry scalp and also its 100% organic so perfect for cradle cap in children and babies.
Antibacterial Bacteria can be a problem in both hair and on the scalp. However, coconut oil contains both antifungal and antibacterial properties – which protect against dandruff and lice, both of which can affect hair growth.

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Lucy Bee

Dr Organic