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I’ve recently been studying Coconut oil, which is an edible oil that has been consumed in tropical places for thousands of years. Studies done on native diets high in coconut oil show that these populations don’t suffer as much from many of the modern diseases of western culture, where coconut oil is seldom consumed anymore.

Coconut Oil Health Benefits For Alzheimer’s Disease

Some of the most recent research has come from people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, with reports of people improving or even reversing the effects of Alzheimer’s by using coconut oil. Alzheimer’s is now sometimes seen as a type 3 form of diabetes.

Hypothyroidism

There are many reports of coconut oil health benefits from those suffering from hypothyroidism as well, as coconut oil helps boost metabolism and raise body temperatures to promote thyroid health. Restricting carbohydrates and increasing coconut oil in the diet has also led many to report losing weight with coconut oil.

Candida and Skin Conditions

Those suffering from various skin diseases are also seeing tremendous health benefits by applying coconut oil directly on the skin. The benefits of coconut oil for healthy hair are also known, and other healthy benefits of coconut oil included fighting off bacterial infections and viruses. Coconut oil is also increasingly being seen to benefit athletes and fitness trainers giving them an advantage in sustaining energy levels longer without drugs or stimulants.

Coconut Oil Research

Coconut oil is a traditional oil that has been consumed for thousands of years in tropical cultures, and the research on the health benefits of coconut oil has existed for a very long time.  Coconut oil is nature’s richest source of lauric acid.

The History of America’s Disappearance of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil was once prevalent in  the United States. With a long shelf life and a melting point of 76 degrees, coconut oil was a favorite in the baking industry. But a negative campaign against saturated fats led to most food manufacturers abandoning coconut oil in favor of hydrogenated polyunsaturated oils that come from the main government-subsidized cash crops in the US, particularly corn and soy, which contain trans fatty acids. Knowing the facts, which do you prefer?  I’m going back to Coconut Oil.  I use it to fry, bake, and even in making healthy chocolate candy.

 

 

 

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