Coconut Oil For Weight Management and So Much More
Posted Oct 22 2008 4:37pm
Coconut oil can be considered a "medicine" in the same sense that other healthful foods are "medicines" which help our bodies achieve or maintain good health. If adding coconut oil to your diet as a supplement you will reap some benefit ( it's high in lauric acid .) If we look at replacing unhealthful fats (shortening, margarine and hydrogenated oils general, as well as most of the vegetable oils at the grocery store) with coconut oil we can reap the maximum benefits it offers. For people who have trouble with fats in the diet such as Crohns' disease or other digestive problems coconut oil offers relief because it's readily usable by the body without having to be broken down in the digestive system.
This is what coconut oil can do for your health:
Reduce risk of heart disease Reduce risk of cancer and other degenerative conditions Helps prevent bacterial, viral and fungal infections Supports immune system function Helps control diabetes Provides an immediate source of energy Supports healthy metabolic function Improves digestion and nutrient absorption Supplies important nutrients necessary for good health Promotes weight loss Helps prevent osteoporosis Has mild delicate flavor Helps prevent premature aging and wrinkles Helps protect against skin cancer and other blemishes Helps keep skin soft and smooth Functions as a protective antioxidant
What coconut oil does not do:
Does not increase blood cholesterol level Does not promote platelet stickiness or blood clot formation Does not contribute to heart disease Does not contribute to weight problems. Source: The Healing Miracles of Coconut Oil, by Bruce Fife, N.D.