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Health Benefits of Coconut Oil and Water

 

Coconut water and oil can be classified as super foods’ due to the diverse nature of its health benefits. It has a unique composition of fatty acids that are known to have a lot health benefits to the consumers Coconuts benefits can be classified water and oils benefits that contribute significantly to improvement of the human body. 

Coconut oil health benefits

Helps in burning of fats

  • Obesity is one of the biggest health problems encountered today. This problem can be controlled by consumption of coconut oil that contains the medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) that increases energy expenditure as compared to other calories from other fats.

  • Lauric acid in coconut oil kills bacteria and viruses to reduce infections

  • 50% of fatty acids in coconut oil are the lauric acid. This acid can kill harmful pathogens including bacteria, fungi and viruses.

  • A good example of bacteria killed is staphylococcus aureus and Candida Albicans a common source for yeast infections among people.

Lowers cholesterol levels 

  • Cholesterol levels contribute greatly to risk of heart disease. Coconut oil contains saturated fats that don’t harm the blood lipid profile.

  • Studies done to both humans and rats have proven that coconut oil improve the LDL and HDL cholesterol that reduce risk of heart disease.

Protects hair against damage and moisturizes the skin

  • This benefit does not entail consuming coconut oil. It can also be applied topically

  • It is known to protect the air from damage thus improving it. It is also known to block about 20% of the suns UV light thus can be used as a sunscreen.

Improves brain function in Alzheimer’s patients

  • Alzheimer’s disease causes dementia that occurs in elderly people. The disease affects the brain by reducing the ability to use glucose for energy in certain parts.

  • Coconut oils contain ketones that are known to help the brain and body in developing enough energy that enables body glucose to reach all parts of the brain promoting its normal functions.

Health benefits of coconut water

  • Coconut water is the natural liquid found in the center of a coconut and is about 94% pure water

  • Some of the health benefits of coconut water include

Helps in rehydration during illness or exercise

  • Coconut water is known to be quickly assimilated in the body thus a great choice for rehydration and in case of sickness.

  • It is also known to have been used as a substitute for IV solutions and can be used to preserve knocked out tooth until one sees a dentist.

Used for anti-ageing

  • This is as a result of the presence of cytokines and lauric acid that help in cells growth and their regulation.

  • These components minimize skin ageing, keep tissues hydrated and minimize PH levels in the body.

Helps dissolve kidney stones

  • The presence of potassium in coconut water contributes to dissolving of kidney stones by alkalizing urine.

Digestion improvement

  • Coconut water contains bioactive enzymes such as folic acid, catalase, phosphatase, diastase and others that make it easy for digestion and metabolism.

Strong bones and bone formation

  • Coconut water contains calcium that assist in bone formation and growth. This also improves teeth formation and improves on strength.

Conclusion

Coconut products are essential to body their health benefits cannot be summarized. They are known to grow mostly in tropical countries where they are also used in preparation of local delicacies and foods. This has contributed greatly in them being used as a symbol of tourism and one can easily book for flights to coconut grown countries through the Easy jet phone numbers found in easy jet website.

 


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