Coconut oil is high in natural saturated fats.
Saturated fats not only increase the healthy cholesterol (known as HDL) in your body, but also help to convert the LDL “bad” cholesterol into good cholesterols.
By Increasing the HDL’s in the body, it helps promote heart health, and lower the risk of heart disease.
The digestion of MCFA’s by the liver creates ketones which are a readily accessible energy by the brain.
Ketones supply energy to the brain without the need of insulin to process glucose into energy.
Recent research has shown that the brain actually creates it’s own insulin to process glucose and power brain cells.
Coconut oil may very well be the most resourceful health food on earth.
It is not only only used as the most favored cooking oil by health nutritionists, but coconut oil have many uses such as a beauty aid for healthy hair and skin and is now being considered one of the most sought out super foods for natural medicine enthusiasts.
Today, there are many studies promising the health benefits of coconut oil.
Some of the top coconut oil benefits include:
If you're ready to take your health to the next level, try these 100 uses and cures of coconut oil!
Department of Pharmacy, King's College London, U.K.
Planta Medica (Impact Factor: 2.34). 02/1995; 61(1):33-6. DOI: 10.1055/s-2006-957994
ABSTRACT Samples of the expressed fixed oil from different sources of Nigella sativa seeds were examined by thin-layer and gas chromatography for content of fixed oils and thymoquinone, and these substances were tested as possible inhibitors of eicosanoid generation and membrane lipid peroxidation. The crude fixed oil and pure thymoquinone both inhibited the cyclooxygenase and 5-lipoxygenase pathways of arachidonate metabolism in rat peritoneal leukocytes stimulated with calcium ionophore A23187, as shown by dose-dependent inhibition of thromboxane B2 and leukotriene B4, respectively. Thymoquinone was very potent, with approximate IC50 values against 5-lipoxygenase and cyclo-oxygenase of < 1 microgram/ml and 3.5 micrograms/ml, respectively. Both substances also inhibited non-enzymatic peroxidation in ox brain phospholipid liposomes, but thymoquinone was about ten times more potent. However, the inhibition of eicosanoid generation and lipid peroxidation by the fixed oil of N. sativa is greater than is expected from its content of thymoquinone (ca. 0.2% w/v), and it is possible that other components such as the unusual C20:2 unsaturated fatty acids may contribute also to its anti-eicosanoid and antioxidant activity. These pharmacological properties of the oil support the traditional use of N. sativa and its derived products as a treatment for rheumatism and related inflammatory diseases.
Fixed oil of Nigella sativa and derived thymoquinone inhibit eicosanoid generation in leukocytes and membrane lipid peroxidation.
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Is it time for a new paradigm in mental health? Are non-drugs, like virgin coconut oil, a safter and more effective alternative to stress and depression?
A new study conducted in Malaysia looked at the effects of consuming high-antioxidant virgin coconut oil on mental health.
Published in the journal Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine and believed to be the first study of its kind, researchers evaluated the anti-stress and antioxidant effects of virgin coconut oil in mice with stress-induced injuries. The title of the study is "Antistress and antioxidant effects of virgin coconut oil in vivo."
The researchers performed several stress tests on groups of mice. Control groups included untreated mice and mice not subjected to stress, and virgin coconut oil was compared to a commonly prescribed psychiatric drug, Diazepam.