Coconut oil (روغن ناریل), what we can also call as the wonder oil, offers us the best of the best benefits – most of which are unknown to a number of us. Coconut oil (also known as copra oil), is an edible oil that is extracted from the kernel of mature coconuts harvested from the coconut tree.
Just like any fat, coconut oil too is a blend of fatty acids. Lauric and myristic acids are the two major fatty acids present in the oil (44 percent of lauric acid and 16.8 percent of myristic acid), which are responsible for most of the benefits the oil provides.
The monoglycerides and the medium-chain fatty acids present in the coconut oil are similar to those in the milk of the mother. These acids carry extraordinary antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties and disrupt the lipid structure of the microbes, thereby causing their deactivation. Though coconut eliminates the negative bacteria, it does not affect the gut bacteria that is good for health.
Luqmani’s 100% Pure Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil Health Benefits And Uses:
As it contains Lauric and myristic acids, Coconut oil can be used in numerous home remedies which can be beneficial for one’s health in multiple ways.
1. Aids In Weight Loss:
Coconut oil is one of the richest sources of medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), the consumption of which can help trim excess body fat. It also has been found that consumption of oils rich in medium chain triglycerides results in a greater rate of weight loss, compared to that of oils rich in long-chain triglycerides.
2. Helps Cope With Diabetes:
It has been proven that diets high in MCTs can improve glucose tolerance and also reduce the accumulation of body fat. Coconut oil also helps regulate blood sugar levels, thereby minimizing the effects of the disease.
3. Prevents Heart Disease And High Blood Pressure:
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.
4. Cures UTI And Kidney Infection & Protects The Liver:
Coconut oil has been known to clear up and heal urinary (UTI) and kidney infections. The MCFAs in the oil work as a natural antibiotic by disrupting the lipid coating on bacteria and killing them. Also there is a study showing that coconut oil directly protected the liver from damage.
5. Prevent Cancer:
Coconut oil has two qualities that help it fight cancer. One, because of the ketones produced in its digestion. Tumor cells are not able to access the energy in ketones and are glucose dependent. It is believed that a ketogenic diet could be a possible component of helping cancer patients recover.
6. Improves Digestion:
Coconut also improves digestion as it helps the body to absorb fat-soluble vitamins, calcium, and magnesium.
7. Improves Skin Issues:
Coconut oil is wonderful as a face cleanser, moisturizer and sunscreen, but also it can treat many skin disorders. The fatty acids (Caprylic and Lauric) in coconut oil reduce inflammation internally and externally and moisturize making them a great solution for all types of skin conditions.
It protects the skin and has many antioxidants that make it ideal for healing the skin. In addition the antimicrobial properties balance out the candida or fungal sources that can cause many skin conditions.
8. Prevents Osteoporosis:
Oxidative stress and free radicals are the two biggest culprits of osteoporosis. Since coconut oil has such high levels of antioxidants which help fight free radicals, it is a leading natural treatment for osteoporosis.
Another of the amazing coconut oil benefits is that it increases calcium absorption in the gut. Research with osteoporosis has found that coconut oil not only increases bone volume and structure in subjects, but also decreased bone loss due to osteoporosis.
9. Improves Hair Health:
If you have dandruff or dry hair coconut oil has the perfect fatty acids to help improve these conditions.
10. Balance Hormones:
Coconut oil may help naturally balance hormones because it’s a great source of saturated fat including lauric acid. Studies have found that coconut oil may be an excellent fat to consume during menopause and also may have positives effects on estrogen levels.
NB: Luqmani’s Coconut oil is pure oil and can be used for edible purposes too.