Monday 11 December 2017

New Study Says That Coconut Oil Is Alarmingly High In Saturated Fat BUT Does it Really Matter?

According to a recent study published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation, in order to prevent heart disease, saturated fats should be replaced with poly- and mono-unsaturated vegetable oils. The report states that  82 per cent of the fat in coconut oil is saturated. However…  
Coconut oil is made up of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA’s). Two-thirds of the saturated fat in coconut oil is a medium-chain saturated fat. which actually helps us to lose weight, lower cholesterol, improve diabetic conditions and reduce the risk of heart disease.
One of the most outstanding benefits of consuming MCFA’s is that they do not require the liver and gallbladder to digest and emulsify them. This means instant energy and increased thermogenesis (increased metabolic rate in the body) which leads to more heat production as well as improved circulation.

Health Benefits of Saturated Fat

Our body actually needs saturated fats to function properly because saturated fats constitute at least 50% of our cell’s membranes which give our cells structural integrity, so the cell walls are not weak and can protect the inside of the cells. Additionally, saturated fatty acids play a vital role in the health of our bones. For calcium to be effectively utilized by the bones, at least 50% of the dietary fats should be saturated.
Also Saturated Fat …
Strengthens the immune system
Helps with weight loss
Promotes heart health
Helps speed up your metabolism
Boosts your energy levels
Keeps your skin healthy and youthful looking
Supports the proper functioning of your thyroid gland

Lauric Acid

The benefits of coconut oil is due to the presence of lauric, capric, and caprylic acids in it and the antimicrobial, antioxidant, antifungal, and antibacterial properties inherent within the oil. Our bodies convert the lauric acid into monolaurin, which fights the viruses and bacteria associated with herpes, flu, HIV, listeria, and giardia.

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