Coconut Oil and Weight Gain: 10 Facts You Need To Know

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Coconut oil is one of the healthiest things on the planet. It is proved that the weight loss, the brain functioning, and the heart health could be very improved if you start to use this superfood. Here there are some benefits of the coconuts oil that you should know if you want to eat healthy and extraordinary food like this.

1.Has unique combination of fatty acids

As one of the richest source of saturated fats, the coconut oil contains even 90 percent of fatty saturated acids. Because of that fact, the coconut oil was avoided in the past. Back then, there was a belief that the saturated fats are not good for the human body.

But the newest scientific research found out that coconut oil contains  Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs), that are actually metabolized in a different way than the long-chain fatty acids. Namely, they go from the digestive system directly to the liver, where they burn the energy necessary for the body.

Nevertheless, the coconut oil is very beneficial for the human body and also has a positive effect on the brain diseases like Alzheimers`s disorder or epilepsy.

2.The healthiest people consume the coconut oil

Another research will represent us that the healthiest people on the earth use the coconut oil, for example, the Tokelauans and the Kitavans.

The Tokelauans live in the South pacific. Their general intake of calories is from the coconut oil, more than 60 percent. They seem to be very healthy people with no heart diseases at all.

Also, the Kitavans are very well known for their good health and body shape. Their mainly source of fats is from the coconut oil.

3.Lauric acid contained in the coconut oil could successfully fight the infections, bacteria and viruses.

Recent studies find out that more than 50% of the coconut oil consist 12-carbon Lauric Acid. So, when is enzymatically digested the coconut oil creates monoglyceride called monolaurin.

This monolaurin could successfully fight the viruses, bacteria, and fungi. They could fight even the most “hard to kill” bacteria such as Candida Albicans or Staphylococcus Aureus.

4.Coconut oil could really help you to burn the fat and boost your energy.

One of the unsolved problems nowadays is, however, the unhealthy food and the obesity. People all over the world are trying to solve that problem by inventing healthy diets and reduce the calories they will take during the day.

But the fact is that if we learn to use the coconut oil the medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) in coconut oil can actually help us to boost more energy and burn the fats during the day.  One newest study says that 15-30 grams of MCTs on a daily basis improved the 24- hour energy expenditure by 5%, which means 120 calories daily.

So, if you have decided to get more energy during the day or lost some weight really quickly start to use the coconut oil.

5.The fatty acids in coconut oil could be converted into ketones

Nowadays, the very interesting field of research is the so-called ketogenic diet, which is high in fat but very low in carbs diet. The scientists proved that this diet contains very small amount of carbs, which is good for treating heart disease and even some rare brain disorders, like drug-resistant epilepsy.

The MTCs in this oil is used it the medicine for treating of the mentioned disorders, using the ketosis. Namely, MTCs in the coconut oil is expected to boost the concentration of the ketone bodies in the blood and to prevent seizures in the patient suffering from epilepsy

6.Coconut oil regulates blood cholesterol levels and reduces the risk of heart disease

There is another statement about the coconut oil that is so much important to be mentioned. Namely, there is a fact that the saturated fats are very good for lowering the LDL cholesterol, triglycerides and the total cholesterol. Also, the coconut oil has an antioxidant factor which helps the blood coagulation. And the most important, this oil prevent the risk of heart disease.

One study conducted on 40 women proved the facts that the coconut oil has more power to improve the vital factors as LDL, HDL, and the total cholesterol, compared to the soybean oil.

7.Coconut oil could make you feel satisfied and helps you eat less

Coconut oil contains those fatty acids that could keep you without eating for a long time. Those fatty acids are metabolized and the ketone bodies could reduce the appetite.

According to the study included 14 man, the subjects who ate the MTCs consumed 256 calories, daily.

On the long period of time, the results would be even better. If the individuals continue to use that kind of diet with the coconut oil they would lose a lot of weight and reduce the level of the cholesterol in their bodies.

8. Coconut oil can help you lose some fat, especially the dangerous fat in the abdominal

Despite the big benefits relieved for the coconut oil, there is the fact that this oil helps you burn the fat and calories in the body. And the most important, especially the calories in the abdominal area. The result is-reduced belly-fat.                                                 .

A study conducted on 40 women with abdominal obesity followed the improving of the shape of their bodies after using the coconut oil on a daily basis. The constantly use of the oil caused a dramatic reduction in the waist and drastically improved the BMI in 12 weeks.

According to another study conducted 20 obese men, the results were also positive. The intake of coconut oil on a daily basis led to a reduction in waist circumference of 2.86 cm or 1.1 inches in four weeks.

9.The coconuts` fatty acids boost the function of the brain in the case of in Alzheimer’s

If it is known that the ketones can regulate the blood coagulation and protect the brain cells. It is related to the research that the symptoms of the Alzheimer`s are improved by using the coconut oil.

One study from 2006 showed that the consumption of medium chain triglycerides causes an immediate improvement in the brain function. This is supported with the information that the researchers intensively examine medium chain triglycerides as potential therapeutic agents in the case of Alzheimer’s.

10.Coconut oil prevents the hair damage and enhances the skin

It is good to be mentioned that the coconut oil also has cosmetic purposes and it is wide used for the repair of the damaged hair and the effects of the skin.

The other effectiveness, as a sunscreen shows the ability of the coconuts oil to block around 20% of the ultraviolet rays.  The topical use of coconut oil leads to a moisturized and healthy skin and a shiny hair. Therefore, the coconut oil can be used in the cosmetics industry.

The usage in this industry is so widespread that the oil could be even used as a mouthwash in the procedure of oil-pulling, which eliminates bad breath, promotes dental health, and fight bacteria in the mouth.