Does any one know about Coconut oil? Is it more harmful than good?
Q:Does any one know about Coconut oil? Is it more harmful than good?
More Answers to “Does any one know about Coconut oil? Is it more harmful than good?“Coconut oil contains no dangerous trans-fats, which are found in vegetable oils (including olive oil), margarine, shortening and more. Trans-fats can raise LDLs or “bad” cholesterol levels and lead to clogged arteries, heart disease, type-II diabetes and more, and should be avoided.For those with diabetes, it’s almost a sin that coconut oil has been kept hidden from them. Not only does it not contribute to diabetes, but it also helps regulate blood sugar, thus lessening the effects of the disease. Coconut oil also raises metabolic rate causing the body to burn up more calories and thus promoting weight loss. A faster metabolic rate stimulates increased production of needed insulin and increases absorption of glucose into cells, thus helping both Type I and Type II diabetics.For those with Crohn’s and IBS, the anti-inflammatory and healing effects of coconut oil have been shown to play a role in soothing inflammation and healing injury in the digestive tract. Interestingly, researchers have demonstrated the benefits of coconut oil on patients with digestive problems, including, Crohn’s disease, at least since the 1980s. Its antimicrobial properties also promote intestinal health by killing troublesome microorganisms that may cause chronic inflammation.Finally, for those with chronic fatigue syndrome, coconut oil may provide a vital solution. The fatty acids in coconut oil can kill herpes and Epstein-Barr viruses, which are believed to be major causes. They kill Candida and Giardia. They kill a variety of other infectious organisms, any of which could cause chronic fatigue. The key to overcoming CFS is strengthening the immune system. Coconut oil supports the immune system by ridding the body of harmful microorganisms, thus relieving stress on the body. With fewer harmful organisms taxing the body’s energy, the immune system can function better.Uses include:·In place of other oils, margarine, butter, shortening, etc. for all cooking needs, as it is a stable cooking oil·As an ingredient when juicing or making smoothies·It smells and tastes so pleasant and has such excellent nutritional properties that some also consume it straight, by the tablespoon, and use it in place of other oils on their salads·An excellent massage oil·As a skin lotion for healthier, younger skin.Coconut oil will not only bring temporary relief to the skin, but it will aid in healing and repairing. It will have lasting benefits, unlike most lotions. It can help bring back a youthful appearance. The coconut oil will aid in removing the outer layer of dead skin cells, making the skin smoother. The skin will become more evenly textured with a healthy “shine”. And the coconut oil will penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin and strengthen the underlying tissues. I use it as a body oil. Smells really good and leaves my skin super soft. I purchased it in a beauty supply store. Or are you referring to it as a use for cooking?
Coconut oil is used for cooking in many countries. It is just as good (or harmful depending on your point of view) as any other saturated oils. In fact, it was used extensively in the USA for baking and cooking until the polyunsaturated oils campaign basically shut down the industry in the US. Perhaps there is not a correlation, but, since the bad rap coconut oil received and its replacement with other oils, the population of the US has become much more overweight! Excellent for massage and skin.