Coconut Oil - 9 wonderful benefits!
The benefits of coconut oil abound and in the West, all saturated fats have been given a bad name, but this is not true. There are literally thousands of studies on coconut oil to date, and we now know that it owes at least some of its health contributions to a host of special acids, including Lauric Acid, a rich and potent fatty acid abundant in human breast milk which supports stealth immunity during infancy, Capric and Caprylic acid, which also stimulate a healthy immune response. Here are 9 favourite benefits of this wonderful food with thanks to Dr John Douillard at lifespa.com.
1. Clean Fuel:
Providing a clean source of energy, coconut oil helps your body to burn fat instead of sugar as its primary fuel source. Also boosts energy and endurance, enhancing physical and athletic performance.
Provides multi-faceted support for the immune system, supporting a balanced natural response to foreign microbes.
3. Digestion and Absorption:
Improves digestion and absorption of other nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, and amino acids and improves the utilization of fatty acids and protects them from oxidation.
4. Promotes Balanced Weight
Coconut oil is lower in calories than other fats and increases metabolism, supporting a naturally healthy weight. It is quickly used up by the body to produce energy rather than being stored as fat.
5. Blood Sugar Support:
Improves insulin secretion and the utilization of blood glucose. Relieves stress on the pancreas and regulates glucose metabolism.
6. Promotes Resilient Skin, Hair, Bones and Teeth
7. Heart Healthy:
Maintains healthy levels of good and bad fats and improves circulation, while supporting robust antioxidant activity
8. Encourages balanced thyroid function
9. Brain food:
Coconut oil supports healthy memory and recall, mental cognition and clarity
You can checkout Doctor John’s whole article on this amazing food :http://lifespa.com/ayurvedic-supplement-facts/coconut-oil/