The Amazing Ways Coconut Oil Improves Life

Coconut health benefits

I put unrefined coconut oil in my coffee every morning. I love the way it tastes especially knowing the innumerable health benefits it offers. It is anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and anti-fungal.

Coconut is nutritious and fiber-rich. Add other benefits, vitamins, and minerals, makes coconut the perfect food. It's a "functional food" because it offers many health benefits beyond the nutritional content. It is recommended to consume unrefined or raw coconut. Using high heat to process coconut destroys the enzymes and other healing properties.

The oil is traditionally used for medicinal purposes in the Asian and Pacific regions. Asians believe coconut oil will cure most illness. The oil is highly valued as a source of food and medicine and it is often called "The Tree of Life." Only recently has modern medical science recognized this benefits of this fantastic food.

Coconut in Traditional Medicine

People from many diverse cultures, languages, religions, and races scattered around the globe have revered the coconut as a valuable source of both food and medicine. Wherever the coconut palm grows, the people have learned of its effectiveness. For thousands of years, coconut products have held a respected and valuable place in local folk medicine.

Coconut treats a variety of issues:

  • Abscesses, Asthma, Baldness, Bronchitis, Bruises and burns
  • Colds, fever and coughs, Constipation, Dropsy, Dysentery
  • Earache, Flu, Gingivitis, Gonorrhea and syphilis
  • Irregular or painful menstruation, Jaundice, Kidney stones
  • Lice, Malnutrition and nausea, Rash, Scabies, Skin infections
  • Sore throat, Swelling, Toothache, Tuberculosis, Tumors
  • Ulcers, Upset stomach, Weakness, Wounds

How Modern Medicine Uses Coconut

Coconuts helps Chronic desease

Medical science today confirms the use of coconut in treating the conditions mentioned above. Published studies: Coconut (Cocos nucifera L.: Arecaceae): in health promotion and disease prevention. Asian Pac J Trop Med. (2011), in medical journals, show that coconut may give the following benefits by destroying or expelling these viruses and bacteria:

  • Influenza, herpes, measles, hepatitis C, SARS, ans AIDS
  • Throat infections, urinary tract infections, gum disease and cavities
  • Pneumonia, and gonorrhea, and other diseases
  • Candidiasis, ringworm, athlete's foot, thrush, and diaper rash
  • Tapeworms, lice, giardia, and other parasites

How Coconut Serves the Body

  • Source of quick energy
  • Boosts energy and endurance
  • Enhances athletic performance
  • Improves digestion
  • Absorbs vitamins, minerals, and amino acids
  • Expands insulin secretion and utilization of blood glucose
  • Relieves stress on pancreas and enzyme systems
  • Reduces symptoms associated with pancreatitis
  • Relieves symptoms and reduce diabetic health risks
  • Reduces malabsorption syndrome and cystic fibrosis
  • Improves calcium and magnesium absorption
  • Support bones and teeth
  • Protects against osteoporosis
  • Relieves gallbladder disease symptoms
  • Relieves Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and stomach ulcers symptoms
  • Improves digestion and bowel function
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Supports tissue healing and repair
  • Supports and aids immune system function
  • Protects against breast, colon, and other cancers
  • Increases cholesterol ratio reducing risk of heart disease
  • Protects arteries from injury that causes atherosclerosis and thus protects against heart disease
  • Prevent Periodontal disease and tooth decay
  • Acts as a protective antioxidant
  • Improves utilization of essential fatty acids and protects them from oxidation
  • Relieve symptoms associated with the chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Relieves benign prostatic hyperplasia (prostate enlargement) symptoms
  • Decreases epileptic seizures
  • Protects the kidneys and bladder from disease and infections
  • Dissolves kidney stones
  • Prevents liver disease
  • Enhances thyroid functioning
  • Helps one to produce energy from stored body fat like other dietary fats
  • Inhibits obesity
  • Can be used topically to form a barrier on the skin to ward of infection
  • Reduces psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis symptoms
  • Balances the natural chemicals in the skin
  • Softens skin and helps relieve dryness and flaking
  • Prevents wrinkles, sagging skin, and age spots
  • Promotes healthy looking hair and complexion
  • Protects the body from damaging ultraviolet radiation from the sun
  • Controls dandruff
  • Does not form harmful by-products when heated to normal cooking temperature like other vegetable oils do
  • No harmful or discomforting side effects
  • Is completely non-toxic to humans
  • Last but not least, for most of, it tastes great!

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