Coconut Oil - Natural Miracle Product

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I have started using coconut oil in several ways after reading about all the wonderful benefits of it, and the even more ways to use it, everything from a moisturizer to cooking. There are several reason to why it is such an amazing product and ingredient, so let me tell you about about it:

It's a Special Kind of Fat

Coconut oil contains a lot of saturated fat; 90% of the fatty acids in it are saturated. Because of this, it has scared people to believe that it will make them fat or unhealthy. The thing is that it isn't the normal kind of saturated fat that you will find in most of our foods now days, no, they contain Medium Chain Triglycerides. Read about it here on Wikipedia

The medium chain fatty acids are metabolized differently than our "normal" long chain fatty acids. They go straight to the liver and are turned into Ketone bodies which supply the body and brain with energy and have a therapeutical effect on people with brain disorders like Alzheimers and epelipsy. Read more about that here

These so called Ketone bodies also have an appetite reducing effect, which keeps you full longer and assists anyone who wants to lose weight or cut down on unnecessary eating. It is especially good for losing weight because it helps you burn abdominal fat, the most dangerous body fat that is highly associated with many western diseases, like heart disease.

It Kills Harmful Organisms

50% of the contents of Coconut oil is Luaric Acid. Read about it here on Wikipedia

When digested, it creates a monoglyceride called monolaurin that can kill harmful pathogens like bacteria, fungi and viruses. That is why Luaric Acid often is used for medical purposes. It can be used to treat anything from the flu to yeast infections and chlamydia. Read more here

That is why it makes a great part in your diet as a way to keep you healthy and free from any harmful pathogens!

It Improves Cholesterol Levels

Because Coconut oil is full of saturated fat, which raises the HDL (the "good") cholesterol and changes the LDL cholesterol into a less harmless sub type, it reduces the risk of heart disease. Read an article about that here

You Don't Even Have to Eat it!

Coconut oil is a great product to use for beauty reasons too since it penetrates the skin and hair better than most oils; It leaves you with deeply moisturized hair and skin. You can use it as anything from a daily face cleanser to repairing your hair. Since it has antibiotic effects it is great to use when trying to get rid of acne or sores, just apply a small amount and wash off later.

Here is an almost endless list of ways that you can use coconut oil to your benefit today!

For anyone who isn't much of a reader, here you can watch a video about all this stuff

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