Thursday, February 23, 2012

Always a Hero

I received the above video from my family circle, please watch the video till the end. This video kindled me to know more about the coconut oil. Yes, you heard write, Coconut oil..

Over the centuries, we have been using coconut oil in our daily life, like cooking, cosmetics and medicine. As the time goes by, like many things faded from our past, using of coconut oil is also receded considerably. Since coconut oil is portrayed as a devil and villain, a high saturated fatty acid, which cause heart attacks and raises the cholesterol level.

But now all the research are claiming that coconut oil is in fact not bad at all. Oh, this researches and modern science, what to say! One day they publish potato is not good, drinking coffee is not healthy, after few days other researcher publish potato is good and 4 cups of coffee a day prevents diabetes.You can keep adding anything and everything in the list.

Coconut oil contains saturated fat, which helps in taking off excess weight, increases the body metabolism. The lauric acid in the oil raise the High density Lipoprotiens (HDL), simply called as good cholesterol in the blood and lowers the Low Density Lipoprotiens (LDL), bad cholesterol.The saturated fats present in coconut oil have anti microbial properties and help in dealing with various bacteria, fungi, parasites, etc., that cause indigestion. Coconut oil acts as a catalyst to other vitamins, minerals and amino acids.

Coconut oil enhance the immune system to fight against the viruses and harmful bacterias. It will reduce the infection level and improve the healing process, because of its anti fungal, antiviral, and antibacterial properties the oil is widely used in many skin related ointments and cosmetics.

For your reading pleasure, here is an article from The NewYork Times about the 'Goodness of Coconut oil'. Spread the word and help clear the blemish on the good name of coconut oil.

Sources : Wikipedia, Organic facts, Newyork Times,