5 Facts About Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil Helps You Burn More Energy and Fat One of the biggest health problems around the world is obesity. Many think it's because of the amount of calories consumed. However, the sources of calories is very important. Not all calories are the same. For example if you use coconut oil, the calories from this good fat helps you to burn more energy and fat due to the medium-chain triglycerides it's made of. Longer chain fats don't help you burn energy in the same way. In fact, a recent study proved that by consuming 15-30 grams of medium chain triglycerides, your energy expenditure increases by 5% within 24 hours. This means that by adding coconut oil to your diet, you can burn about 120 calories simply by doing nothing else differently. 

Coconut Oil Decreases Your Appetite The healthy fatty acids in this never-goes-rancid oil not only helps you burn extra energy, it keeps you fuller longer. So it helps to decrease your appetite thus helping you to eat less.

People Who Eat More Coconuts and Coconut Oil are Healthiest Around the globe, it's proven that those who consume the most coconut oil and coconuts are the healthiest people in the world. Although they consume this saturated fat (remember not all fats are bad and not all saturated fats are bad for you), they are in excellent health and have absolutely no heart disease.

Coconut Oil Kills Viruses, Bacteria and Fungus This means that coconut oil helps prevent and fights infections. Coconut oil's fatty acids is made of more than 50% of Lauric Acid. This 12-carbon fatty acid, along with monolaurin (an enzyme produced when coconut oil is digested), destroys the very dangerous bacteria Staphylococcus Aureus. It also kills the common yeast infection Candida Albicans. 

Coconut Oils Helps Those with Alzheimer's Disease The brain's inability to use glucose for energy is a problem found in Alzheimer's patients. Coconut oil is comprised of ketone bodies which can give the brain the alternative energy it needs. This can help reduce Alzheimer's symptoms as malfunctioning cells can start to work again. It's proven that those with mild cases of Alzheimer's experience an immediate improvement in brain ability when consuming medium chain fatty acids such as coconut oil.