This might come as a surprise to you, but one of the smartest choices of good fat you can add to your diet is organic virgin coconut oil. Yes, coconut oil.
Although it is a 90% saturated fat, organic coconut oil contains medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs) that can improve your health in many ways.
Does coconut provide immediate benefits?
Re-vitalizing properties of coconut are almost instant. Within a few minutes of taking fresh coconut, you will feel re-energized, clarity of mind and well-being.
Something about anti-bacterial properties of coconut.
Several researches have proven coconut to be a potent anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. It can help body keep infections at bay, whether viral or bacterial. It is also recommended, if you’re suffering from leaky gut syndrome.
Role of coconut as a Cancer Fighter.
Coconut has ingredients that can fight cancer especially colon and breast. It cleanses your body, while safeguarding it from carcinogenic effects.
What are the benefits of coconut water?
Coconut water is a fantastic hydrator, which is low in carbs and sugars. It is naturally sterile, contains no cholesterol and has lauric acid, present in mother’s milk. It is a natural isotonic beverage.
How does our body use lauric acid?
Lauric acid is converted into monolaurin that helps body thwart viruses and bacteria causing various diseases. It makes body more capable of fighting harmful protozoa such as giardia lamblia and bacterial like helicobacter pylori and listeria monocytogenes.
What is the composition of coconut oil?
A major part of it is saturated fats, most of which are medium chain triglycerides, which assimilate well in body. Lauric acid makes a big part of these fats, while the rest are caprylic acid, capric acid, palmitic and myristic acid. There are traces of few unsaturated fatty acids like oleic acid and linoleic acid. There are poly-phenols, assumed to be responsible for the taste and fragrance of coconut oil. It also contains Vitamin E, Vitamin K and iron.