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Health Benefits Of Coconut Oil


Coconut oil can give tremendous thermogenic effect on the body. MCT contained in it is like high-octane gasoline that can make the engine work higher. MCTs, burn more calories and increasing metabolic rate. MCT is also readily absorbed and burned faster.

Here are some health benefits of coconut oil

One of the benefits of coconut oil is to weight loss (reducing obesity). According to nutritionists, Dr Julian Whitaker, thermogenic effects of coconut oil does not only occur after consuming the oil. Thermogenic effects will be felt for up to 24 hours after eating. Therefore, after consuming coconut oil, the body’s metabolism will increase and remain elevated for 24 hours. During this period, the body has higher energy and rate of burning calories in the body faster. That is why coconut oil can lower the body beat (reducing obesity).

Interestingly, the increase in energy derived from coconut oil is different from the addition of energy from the caffeine contained in drinks supplements. Coconut oil provides the energy that lasts longer. Meanwhile, the effects of caffeine more quickly perceived, but faster. In other words, if caffeine could be used to run a 100-meter sprint, coconut oil can be used to run a marathon or long-distance running. With enough energy, the body will be stronger and more resistant to the interference of various diseases.

Why coconut oil is good for you?

In the body, the lauric acid found in coconut oil is converted into monolaurin compounds. Meanwhile, the cabriolet acid will be converted into monolaurin. Monolaurin and monolaurin are antiviral, antibacterial, antiprotozoal, and is now being developed to fight HIV. With these properties, coconut oil can support the immune system. Therefore, virgin coconut oil is very good for pregnant and lactating mothers. The quality of milk produced by mothers who eat coconut oil would be better because it contains antiseptic.

Thus, the child’s immune system is also getting better. Lauric acid in coconut oil was first discovered in 1960 by prof. Dr Jon J. Kabara, lipid experts from the Department of Chemistry and Pharmacology, University of Michigan, USA. He succeeded in proving that lauric acid can increase endurance. Also, lauric acid can kill various types of microorganisms derived from cell membrane fatty acids (lipid-coated microorganisms). Microorganisms such as viruses that include HIV, hepatitis, influenza, herpes, and cytomegalovirus. Lauric acid is also capable of killing bacteria Streptococcus sp., Staphylococcus sp., Helicobacter payroll, and fungi that cause vaginal discharge in women. Those are some health benefits of coconut oil. There are still many other benefits. 

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