Coconut oil has a high saturated fat content, containing up to 11 fatty acids most of which are medium chained triglycerides (MCTs). These MCTs can do wonders for you;…
1.Lauric acid: 12-carbon. It is a precursor of monolaurin. When it is digested, it forms a substance called monolaurin which is capable of inhibiting the growth of pathogens due to having strong antimicrobial and antibacterial properties; treating viral infections including candida,fevers, genital herpes and cold sores.
2.Myristic acid: It is used in the beauty industry as fragrance, cleansing agent and emulsifier. It’s primary property is being a lubricant due to its high rate absorption by skin.
3.Caprylic acid: 8-carbon. Helps overcome candida, infections and acne. Fights inflammation, cancer, age-related cognitive decline including Alzheimer’s disease, Autism and circulatory problems.
4.Capric acid: 10-carbon. It forms monocaprin when digested, it helps disintegrate human gall stones. Improves energy expenditure and assist fat loss.
5.Caproic acid: 6-carbon, shares similar function with capric acid.
6.Palmitic acid: Acts as an anti-oxidant.
7.Oleic acid: Improves skin health, assists weight loss, Helps brain function, cell health and reduces blood pressure.
The rest are Palmitoleic, Linoleic, Linolenic and Stearic acid.
Coconut oil is also composed of Vitamin E; that vitamin that gives you a lustrous hair and smooth younger looking skin.
Coconut oil as a high moisture content, this makes it a wonderful moisturizer.
Why should I use Coconut oil?
If you are looking to get rid of rashes, ring worm, counter effects of aging, whitening of hair, burn those extra pounds and help hair growth.
Coconut oil is the way to go.
It’s a very popular beauty product as it is found in soaps and creams but that’s not all,Did you know you could use it for your weight loss regime? …When ingested, it increases the rate of metabolism thereby aiding weight loss.
If it speeds up your metabolic activities, it burns fat.
Most people tend to starve themselves or patronize FAD diets but gain back the weight once they stop the diet. You could eat what you want except for the junk foods of course and still lose weight. How? Simple, By eating healthy. Replacing your cooking oil with coconut oil is a great way to start.
Enough about weightloss. Let’s talk ‘Hair’.
Coconut oils fights against lice and dandruff and throws in some lustre and softness as bonus. It prevents hair breakage and stimulates hair growth, this hair food guarantees a healthy scalp. It also helps when you are transitioning to natural Virgin hair.
The moisture in this miracle oil keeps hair moist and soft, prevents dryness and breakage of hair.
Can I use it in my cooking?
I already answered this earlier but with regard to weight loss, cooking with coconut oil has a lot of benefits on the health. It helps improve brain function and cholesterol level. The saturated fats are a great source of energy. The fats in coconut oil are metabolized differently, they go straight to the liver from the digestive tract where they are used as a quick source of energy or turned into ketones. Ketones have therapeutic effects on brain disorders like epilepsy. If you are on a keto diet, it will be a good idea to include Coconut oil in your diet. Ketones have an appetite suppressing effect and so you feel less hungry when you ingest foods like Coconut oil that get converted to ketones.
Let’s praise Coconut oil for its anti-aging properties which comes from its saturated fats like capric, caprylic, caproic and myristic acid. They counter the effects of aging, gradually fading wrinkles, sagging of skin and whitening of hair. It’s antimicrobial properties protects one from ringworm, athlete’s foot and dermatitis.
Does it have any side effects?
No. I have been using it for a long time and I have no complaint at all.