Spotlight on the Benefits of Coconut Oil

Posted on June 3, 2016
coconuts and coconut oil

As health experts continue to learn more about the role of fats in our diet, coconut oil has emerged as an alternative that boasts a long list of benefits. The good news is that it’s well-tolerated by those with digestive issues. While you may try it for health reasons, coconut oil may be a great addition to your grooming and beauty regimens!

Benefits for intestinal gas sufferers

The saturated fat in coconut oil has generated debate. Some are concerned about its effect on heart health and the circulatory system. However, a New York University Langone Medical Center study found: “Most of the saturated fats are of the medium-chain variety, which tend to be quickly used by the body to produce energy, rather than accumulating in fat tissue.” Some researchers feel that because of its structure, coconut oil’s saturated fat is not as damaging as the saturated fats found in animal products.

LiveStrong assures that, unlike other coconut products, coconut oil doesn’t contain any potentially troublesome fructose.

Recommended maximum serving

“The American Heart Association says to limit saturated fat to no more than 13 grams a day. That’s the amount found in about one tablespoon of coconut oil.

Recipes

Here are just a few ideas of how you can add coconut oil in place of  the fats you may presently have in your kitchen and pantry. You can even make coconut whipped “cream” instead of using non-dairy toppings or heavy cream! (Links will be included)

Breakfast – banana muffins

Lunch – coconut chicken curry

Dinner – coconut curry stir fry

Dessert – chocolate covered strawberries and whipped “cream”

Skin Care

Appropriate for many skin concerns

This emollient is suitable even for dry skin. Studies show it relieves the symptoms of skin conditions such as xerosis and atopic dermatitis.

Coconut oil delays common signs of aging, such as wrinkles and sagging skin.

“Coconut oil keeps the skin’s connective tissues strong and supple, which helps to prevent sagging and wrinkles … ”

Hypoallergenic property

“While allergic reactions to coconut have been documented, most people who are allergic to tree nuts can safely eat coconut.”  (*Note: consult your allergist if you have a tree nut allergy.)

Hair Care

As a topical treatment, it helps create healthy, shiny hair. Coconut oil is clinically proven to perform better than other oils in penetrating deep within the hair shaft.

DIY deep conditioner

Liquefy (if in solid form); comb through dry hair; (leave on overnight/cover with plastic cap for an hour for intensive treatment); shampoo and style.

General Health Benefits

Coconut oil’s fats help reduce blood pressure and cholesterol levels Surprisingly, coconut oil is a weight-loss aid. It helps eliminate belly fat:

“a randomized, double-blind study of 40 obese women… found that dietary supplementation with coconut oil does not increase lipid levels in the blood and even reduces abdominal obesity.”

Cocounut oil increases the metabolic rate and provides more energy per calorie than other fats.

Talk to Your Doctor

Versatile coconut oil offers multiple benefits for intestinal gas sufferers. You can swap it for the fats currently in your fridge or pantry and add it to your beauty routine. In addition, coconut oil is generally* well tolerated, even by those with allergies.  As always, consult your doctor to determine whether this or any other change in diet is right for you (this is especially true if you have a tree nut allergy).

 

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.