Coconut Oil is an excellent source of MCT's (Medium-Chain Triglycerides). These types of healthy fats help speed up metabolism and are easily digested and converted into energy. In fact, MCT's are unique from other fats because instead of storing them your liver converts them quickly into energy. One study in the [more]
There are many advantages to cooking with Coconut Oil. Coconut Oil has many health benefits and can be used as a healthy butter, margarine, or other vegetable oil substitute in nearly all recipes that call for oil. It naturally has a long shelf life (approximately two years) and maintains its [more]
// // Morning Sickness Coconut Oil provides fantastic relief for morning sickness. It aids morning sickness by calming and soothing the entire digestive system. Coconut Oil neutralizes acidic stomach acid that can cause morning sickness, heartburn, and general digestive discomfort. It's often prescribed as a remedy for diseases associated with vomiting [more]
Constipation may be caused by a number of factors like poor diet, medications, lifestyle habits, disease or illness, pregnancy, and aging. There are many over the counter medications to combat constipation but many contain harsh laxatives that may cause added stress to the body. Coconut Oil is fibrous and works [more]
If you have access to fresh and meaty coconuts at an affordable price, making your own coconut oil can be very cost effective By making your own coconut oil you can also ensure that your oil is processed under minimal conditions and boasts the highest nutritional benefit. Step 1 – Split [more]
For diabetics coconut oil may be a miracle food. Coconut Oil shares the ability with carbohydrates to provide quick energy, while also helping to control cravings for sweets, sugar, and unhealthy foods. The difference in Coconut oil from other simple carbohydrates is that it does not cause an insulin spike [more]
Health Benefits of Fats Found in Coconut Oil
Lauric Acid- The human body converts Lauric Acid into Monolaurin. Monolaurin is a Monoglyceride which has antiviral, antimicrobial, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-protozoa properties. The compound Monolaurin is very effective at treating bacterial and lipid-coated viruses such as herpes, measles, influenza, hepatitis C, and HIV. Lauric Acid is also non-toxic and does not have any discomforting side effects, which gives it a huge advantage over harsh modern pharmaceutical drugs that are typically used to fight bacteria and viruses. In a recent study done by Georgetown University Laboratory of Dr. Harry Preuss coconut oil when used with with oregano oil was more effective than the most powerful antibiotics at treating S. Aureus bacteria.
Myristic Acid- Myristic Acid is a very important fatty acid.. The body uses it to stabilize many different proteins within the body including proteins used in the immune system. Myristic Acid is especially helpful in promoting immune system health.
Palmitic Acid- According to a Korean study published in the 2010 edition of “Journal of Medicinal Food” Palmitic Acid displays antioxidant properties that helps prevent Atherosclerosis in rats, which seems promising, but has not been tested on humans.
Capric Acid- Capric Acid has high anti-viral and anti-microbial properties. Capric acid is converted into monocaprin in the body which helps fight off viruses, bacteria, and especially the yeast candida albicans. The Medium-chain Triglyceride capric acid is broken down quickly and converted by the liver immediately into energy. Capric acid and other medium-chain fatty acids are a great source of healthy energy and promote stamina and endurance for workouts.
Caprylic Acid- According to the Health Sciences Institute, Caprylic acid has health benefits and is shown to be especially effective at treating the overgrowth of yeast fungus in the gut. Problems associated with candida yeast overgrowth include irritable bowel syndrome, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, abdominal bloating, and vaginitis. Caprylic acid dissolves the cell membrane of candida and causes it to die off. In addition to treating bacterial, Caprylic acid may also have a beneficial effect on high blood pressure.
Oleic Acid/Linoleic Acid- Oleic and Linoleic Acid helps strengthen cell membranes. It helps repair cellular and tissue damage, aids in optimizing neurological transmission and brain function, Improves heart and circulatory function, and also helps produce healthy moist skin. Stearic acid is converted in the liver to Oleic Acid.
“American Journal of Clinical Nutrition” Cardiovascular Disease risk of Dietary Stearic Acid compared with trans, other saturated, and unsaturated fatty acids: A systematic Review; J.E. Hunter, January 2010