As well all know there is a misconception spread among many people that Coconut oil is not good for heart health. This is because it contains a large quantity of saturated fats. In reality, it is beneficial for the heart. It contains about 50% lauric acid, which helps in actively preventing various heart problems like high cholesterol levels and high blood pressure. Coconut oil does not lead to increase in LDL levels, and it reduces the incidence of injury and damage to arteries and therefore helps in preventing atherosclerosis. Studies suggest an intake of Coconut oil to help maintain healthy lipid profiles in pre-menopausal women.
Weight loss: Coconut oil is also very useful for weight loss. It contains short and medium-chain fatty acids that help in taking off excessive weight. Research suggests that Coconut oil helps to reduce abdominal obesity. It is also easy to digest and it helps in healthy functioning of the thyroid and endocrine system. Further, it increases the body’s metabolic rate by removing stress on the pancreas, thereby burning more energy and helping obese and overweight people lose the weight. Hence, people living in tropical coastal areas, who use coconut oil every day as their primary cooking oil, are normally not fat, obese or overweight. We have another blog on the composition of Coconut oil coming.