We mostly believe that fat is unhealthy for our body and try to reduce its intake as much as possible; however it needs to be understood that the body requires adequate supply of good fats that provide energy, protect the internal organs, lower the cholesterol levels, produce healthy hormones, and strengthen the immune system. The good fats are also useful in maintaining healthy skin, promoting hair growth and overall body health.
Coconut oil is an ancient source of good fat?
In the past coconut palm tree was known as ‘Kalpa Vriksha’ which means “tree that provides all the requirements of life”. Our ancestors have been using the innumerable benefits of coconut oil for several generations. Coconut oil is incredibly rich in saturated fatty acids that aids in maintaining healthy skin, fights infection, prevents heart disease, and strengthen the immunity besides actively promoting weight loss.
Coconut oil is a superfood?
Coconut oil is also considered as a superfood for its numerous health benefits. It contains no trans-fats, carbohydrates, salt or sugar so it is the healthiest form of oil that can be used for roasting, frying or stir frying. It is even healthier than organic extra virgin olive oil as it is capable of withstanding extremely high temperatures without losing nutritional value.
As some saturated fats have the tendency to raise cholesterol levels, it is recommended that you use extra virgin coconut oil for cooking as it contains medium chain fatty acids that have no adverse effect on cholesterol levels.
Coconut oil promotes healthy skin?
Besides being good for your body, coconut oil also promotes healthy skin as it is hypoallergenic. It contains exceptional nourishing characteristics for hair, lips, and skin. The medium chain fatty acids present in coconut oil are absorbed into the skin easily and this helps restore the natural fat at the cellular level in order to prevent age spots, skin sagging and wrinkles.
Coconut oil also contains lauric acid that is developed as a treatment for various skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, and acne. It is considered effective in improving nutrition absorption and killing any parasitic infections.