Benefits of Coconut Oil

 

Why Choose Coconut?

  • It's a Medium Chain Fatty Acid
    • Doesn’t breakdown when heated
    • Smaller size Fatty Acid: easily permeate cell membrane and doesn’t require special enzymes or lipoproteins to be utilized by the body
    • Doesn’t participate in biosynthesis and transportation of cholesterol
    • Easy for body to digest
    • Immediately sent to liver and converted into energy (NOT stored as fat)
    • Helps body absorb fat soluble vitamins (K, A, D, E)
  • Has NO trans-fat!
  • Contains the following healthy saturated fatty acids:
    • Lauric acid which is converted into monolaurin: anti-microbial, antibacterial, antiviral
    • Capric acid: antiviral
    • Caprylic acid: anti-fungal

Health Benefits

  • Heart Health
    • Increase HDL
    • Decrease LDL/HDL
  • Improve Digestion
  • Weight Loss
    • Increase Metabolism
    • Reduce Waist Circumference
  • Support Healthy Immune System
  • Healthy hair and skin
  • Eczema, dermatitis, psoriaisis
  • Diabetes
  • Fungal, bacterial, or viral infections
  • Cold/Flu
  • Bones (Osteoporosis)
  • Dental Care
  • Alzheimer's
  • Thyroid Support (hypothyroidism):
    • Raise body temperature
    • Increase metabolism


Dispelling the MYTHS

MYTHS   TRUE   FALSE   FACTS
It raises cholesterol   X   X  

It raises HDL

It lowers LDL/HDL ratio

 

Increase risk of heart attacks       X  

It's cardio protective and helps decrease atherosclerosis

 

It will make you fat       X  

It increases rate of metabolism

Reduce waist circumference

 

Bad for the skin       X  

- It soothes the skin
- Prevent wrinkles
- Anti-inflammatory: healing for insect bites, allergy, sun burn, bruises
- Anti-microbial: wound healing
- Anti-fungal

 

Not recommended for people with diabetes       X  

There's NO glucose!
It stimulate insulin secretion from pancreas --> helps control diabetes

 

It can goes rancid quickly       X  

Compared to other oils, (vegetable, canola, soybean, olive, etc) it's one of the most stable oil when cooking with high temperature

 

It doesn't taste good   X   X   Depends on personal taste preference