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Coconut Oil – Superfood

Coconut oil is used in culinary, coconut pulp can be used as a healthy fat in a meal. Coconut does not cause digestive problems. In fact, it can help you with irritable bowel syndrome, inflammation, poor nutrient absorption, irregular emptying, strengthens the digestive tract.

In the use of coconut oil there is a need for moderation. Coconut oil has beneficial effects on the body, but it is necessary to know the right measure. A tablespoon of food can have a therapeutic effect for humans. This is the case for animals in reasonable quantities.

Even here, as with all foods and mainly oils, there is currently a big debate. So, as coconut oil is found to be a great application in nutrition and cosmetics and is for someone a superstar, for someone is the right opposite. With that, nowadays we have to deal with and in the amount of information you find what is really relevant to the experts. What, however, we must stress is the degree of use of coconut oil. Because if something has a positive effect it does not mean that its enormous amount will also support an enormous effect. Here as well as for other substances, the correct ratio and quality brings the expected positive… So even when coconut oil applies the rule, all in moderation. Its excess consumption can cause blockage of the arteries, increasing the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Let's say something about the quality of coconut oil.

The difference between Virgin Coconut oil and conventional (refined) coconut oil. The difference between these oils is not only in the way of obtaining and processing coconut pulp, but also in sensory properties, in color, aroma and taste. As far as health benefits are concerned, both types of oils are equivalent in this area.

Refined Coconut oil

Passed through the drying process, which is usually done in the sun. Other names of such oils are replaced by synonyms such as deodorised or bleached coconut oil.

Virgin (unrefined) coconut oil

The methods that are used to extract the oil from the coconut are the natural way, without the use of artificial filtering, which is sometimes used in the process of refined coconut oil. As the name itself suggests, no other added substances are used in this process.

What is coconut oil?

Coconut oil is a highly saturated oil that is traditionally produced by the extraction of oil from raw coconuts or dried coconut cores. At room temperature it is stiff, but when heated it can soften or even melt. In fact, about 90% of the fatty acids in them are saturated. It makes coconut oil highly resistant to oxidation at high temperatures. For this reason it is a perfect oil even at high heat treatment, such as frying. Coconut fats are in fact different from most other fats and consist predominantly of fatty acids with a medium-long chain.

What nutrients contains coconut oil?

COCO oil is getting a lot of attention for its use as a moisturizing remedy for the skin and beneficial effects on hair in humans and fur in animals. It also contains vitamin E is an antioxidant.

It contains lauric acid, which some research suggests it has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties that can help fight skin infections.

Fatty acids contained in coconut oil include:

  • Lauric acid: 49%
  • Myrist acid: 18%
  • Capryl acid: 8%
  • Palmit acid: 8%
  • Caprin acid: 7%
  • Oleic acid: 6%
  • Linoleic acid: 2%
  • Stear acid: 2%

Little who of us realizes the immensely positive effects of the coconut. In the diet of man and animal and is one of the forms we speak. Whether it is coconut water-milk, pulp or fat, oil. Coconut has earned a lot of superlative attributes. One of them is adjective SUPER food. Why?

  • Contains no added cholesterol
  • Increases the formation of healthy cholesterol
  • Contains amino acids, vitamins and many minerals
  • In all forms known to have antibacterial properties
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Helps to dispose of yeast in the body
  • Fights against parasites, viruses, colds and overgrowth of bacteria in the body

However, we should particularly mention some of its effects on the internal organs, we must mention:


All fats give your brain a boost to a good mood. Coconut fat is rapidly absorbed. These include those that have a relatively rapid effect on:

  • Depression suppression
  • Supports process of the memmorizing
  • Helps manage stress
  • Improve concentration
  • Helps to fight mental fatigue

Coconut fats and amino acids drive neurotransmitter in the brain, increase serotonin levels and stabilize mood and hormones. Helps reduce anxiety.


Fats in the coconut help the liver detoxify and regenerate. They reduce toxins in the blood stream that deplete the liver.


  • Reduction and support for treatment of inflammation
  • Hydration
  • Supports wound healing


The oil improves the absorption of calcium and magnesium in the body, which are important for healthy teeth and bones. Moreover, Irish researchers have found that it can destroy bacteria that cause tooth decay. According to the study, coconut oil appears to be a raw material that could be used in the manufacture of dental trap, as an alternative to chemical additives such as fluorine.

Studies also confirm that it has a beneficial effect in inflammatory immune diseases that cause rheumatoid artridítu, which affects joints and ulcerative colitis, which causes inflammation of the inner lining of the colon.

Source: Internet; Portal examination, on the file

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