THE DAILY GLOBE…………..’COCONUT OIL SAVES THE WORLD’
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No…………………….It’s ‘Wonder Oil’
Pure natural heaven falling from the sky cunningly disguised as a ‘coconut’. The secret to a healthy metabolism lies within this carefully protected shell, for pure extra virgin coconut oil can come to anyone’s rescue and reshape their approach to life.
Yes, the secret to a healthy metabolism and a wealth of energy isn’t a fad stimulant: its pure extra virgin coconut oil. Pacific Islanders consider coconut oil to be the cure for all illness.
In the 1930s, Dr. Weston Price found South Pacific Islanders whose diets were high in coconut to be healthy and lean, despite high dietary fat. Heart disease was virtually non-existent. Back in 1981, researchers studying two Polynesian communities for whom coconut was the primary caloric energy source found them to have first class cardiovascular health and fitness.
Coconut oil is a great help in reducing weight. It contains both short and medium-chain fatty acids, vital tools in taking off excessive pounds. It’s easy to digest and it helps in healthy functioning of the thyroid and enzymes systems. It also increases body metabolism by removing stress on pancreases, thereby burning out more energy and helping obese and overweight people reduce their weight.
But there’s much more:
Kidney: Coconut oil helps in preventing kidney and gall bladder diseases. It works wonders in dissolving kidney stones.
Pancreatitis: Coconut oil is also believed to be useful in treating pancreatitis.
Stress Relief: Coconut oil is very soothing and hence it helps in removing stress. Applying coconut oil to the head followed with a gentle massage helps in removing mental fatigue.
Diabetes: Coconut oil helps in controlling blood sugar, and improves the secretion of insulin. It also helps in effective utilization of blood glucose, thereby preventing and treating diabetes.
This universal hero oil helps in improving the digestive system preventing various stomach and digestion related problems including irritable bowel syndrome. The saturated fats present in coconut oil have anti microbial properties and help in dealing with various bacteria, fungi, parasites, etc., responsible for indigestion.
Pure coconut oil is easily absorbed, prevents free radical damage, and can improve the appearance of skin and hair. Coconut oil also helps in preventing premature aging and degenerative diseases due to its antioxidant properties. Coconut oil is excellent massage oil for the skin as well. It acts as an effective moisturizer on all types of skins including dry skin.
Nearly half of the fat in coconut oil is of a type rarely found in nature called lauric acid, a “miracle” compound because of its unique health promoting properties. Your body converts lauric acid into the chemical called monolaurin, which has anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-protozoa properties. Its’ also great for cooking and for use in foodstuffs.
Similar to fats in mother’s milk coconut oil fats have similar nutriceutical effects. (foods providing health or medical benefits). These health effects were recognized centuries ago in Hindu traditional medicine. Modern research has now found a common link between these two natural health products—-their fat or lipid content. The medium chain fatty acids and monoglycerides found primarily in coconut oil and mother’s milk have miraculous healing power. Outside of a human mother’s breast milk, coconut oil is nature’s most abundant source of lauric acid and medium chain fatty acids.
Remember besides weight loss, boosting your metabolic rate will improve your energy, accelerate healing and improve your overall immune function.
In a study published in Clinical Biochemistry, 2004, researchers looked at coconut oil as a component of diet in laboratory animals (Sprague-Dawley rats). In this study, virgin coconut oil, which was obtained by a wet process, had a beneficial effect in lowering total cholesterol, triglycerides, phospholipids and low density lipoproteins (LDL). The effects were uniformly beneficial. In serum and tissues, very low density lipoprotein (VLDL) cholesterol levels were lowered and HDL-cholesterol was increased. In short this wards of heart disease and can help with weight loss.
Both research and clinical studies have shown medium chain fatty acids may be useful in treating and preventing diseases such as osteoporosis, virus-related diseases (mononucleosis, hepatitis C, herpes, etc.), gallbladder disease, Crohn’s disease, and cancer. The smaller size of MCFA (compared to LCFA) allows them to be digested more easily. Coconut oil may also assist in the absorption and retaining of calcium for tip top bones.
A randomized clinical trial in Brazil involved 40 women aged 20–40 years classed as abdominally obese. Two Groups received daily dietary supplements comprising 30 mL of either soy bean oil or coconut oil over a 12-week period, during which all subjects were instructed to follow a balanced diet and to walk for 50 min per day.
Data was collected 1 week before and 1 week after dietary intervention. Energy intake and amount of carbohydrate ingested by both groups diminished over the trial, whereas the consumption of protein and fibre increased and lipid ingestion remained unchanged. The second group’s cholesterol reduced though Body mass Reductions were observed in both groups. It was concluded dietetic supplementation with coconut oil does not cause dyslipidemia and seems to promote a reduction in abdominal obesity.
As ever if you’re considering the use of coconut oil in treatment or prevention of a specific health problem, talk to your doctor first.
So if climbing ‘the tree of life’ through the use of coconut oil appeals, then get on those health boots and help the Clark Kent of the nutrional world defeat the enemy of illness, fatigue and obesity. Just a word of caution though? Don’t wear your underpants on the outside all the time!! – People might talk!!
Beneficial effects of virgin coconut oil on lipid parameters and in vitro LDL oxidation. K.G.Nevin and T. Rajamohan, Clinical Biochemistry 37,2004;830-835). Medium chain fatty acid metabolism and energy expenditure: obesity treatment implications. Life Sciences 1998;62: 1203-121. Effects of Dietary Coconut Oil on the Biochemical and Anthropometric Profiles of Woman Presenting Abdominal Obesity Monica L. Assunção, Haroldo S. Ferreira, Aldenir F. dos Santos, Cyro R. Cabral and Telma M. M. T. Florêncio. The Huffington Post.