Of course, those who have been using coconut oil for years never truly believed the lipid hypothesis that said saturated fat was bad for us. More and more evidence is being uncovered to say just the opposite.
Healthy saturated fat is not only good for us, but essential for numerous bodily functions. Coconut oil is described as one of the healthiest saturated fats on the earth.
Coconuts are revered all over the world for their amazing medical and nutritional properties. They have been used for ages by diverse cultures and races, all of whom respect the magnificent qualities of this tree-growing nut.
Medical Uses for Coconut
In traditional medicine coconut is used for a wide number of health problems including kidney stones, nausea, rash, scurvy, infections, wounds, asthma, colds, constipation, cough, ear aches, fevers, jaundice, kidney stones, lice and ulcers, to name a few.
Modern medicine is finally coming alongside traditional medicine and echoing the amazing health benefits of coconut. Published studies in a number of prominent health journals note the benefits of various forms of coconut. Here are just a few of the amazing benefits of coconut that researchers are uncovering:
- Kills viruses
- Kills bacteria
- Kills fungus and yeast
- Boosts energy and endurance
- Improves insulin secretion
- Kills tapeworms, lice and other parasites
- Reduces cavities
- Prevents obesity
- Softens skin
- Protects skin from the sun
- Controls dandruff
- Prevents wrinkles
Although coconut oil is about 90% saturated fat, it is good for the body. It contains about 50% lauric acid, which helps to prevent high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels. The short and medium-chain fatty acids help to regulate thyroid and enzyme function and help with weight reduction.
Coconut oil improves metabolism and takes stress off of the pancreas. This tropical wonder improves digestion and increases the absorption of vitamins, amino acids and minerals.
Coconut in Coffee
Replacing processed coffee creamers with organic coconut oil is a smart move. Although it may sound strange, the result is actually quite delicious and highly nutritious. The combination of caffeine and saturated fat gives the body a great and lasting energy boost.
The best way to prepare a tropical twisted coffee drink is to brew a high quality organic cup of coffee and place it in a blender. Add in one tablespoon of organic coconut oil, blend and enjoy.
The resulting coffee drink is frothy and rich, with a wonderfully smooth taste that is very satisfying. If you like your coffee sweetened, add one teaspoon of coconut crystals.
Adding coconut oil to your coffee is a great way to supercharge and give your body a burst of energy to make it through the day. Not to mention all of the other amazing health benefits of coconut!
-The Alternative Daily