Top 10 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconut oils are one among the few foods that classified as super-food. It's unit combination of fatty acids can have positive effects on your health. This includes fat loss, better blood circulation, better brain function, and there are various other of impressive benefits.

Here are the top 4 evidence-based health benefits of coconut oil.



1. Coconut oils contain fatty acids Coconut oils is high in healthy saturated fat which can form a different effect than most other fats that you may found in your diet.

These fats can boost fat burning while providing your brain and body with quick energy. They also raise the good HDL cholesterol in your blood, which is linked to reduce heart disease risk.

Coconut oil is high in fats called medium chain triglycerides, which are metabolized differently than most other fats. These special fats are responsible for a lot of the health benefits of coconut oil.


2. Populations That Eat a Lot of Coconut Oil Are Healthy Coconut is an exotic food in the western world. Primarily consumed by health conscious people. however in some part of the worlds, coconut loaded with coconut oil is a dietary staple that people have thrived on for many generation.

The best example of such a population is the Tokelauans, which live in the South Pacific. They used to eat over 60% of their calories from coconuts. When studied, they were found to be in excellent health, with very low rates of heart disease. Another example of a population that ate a lot of coconut and remained in excellent health is the Kitavans.



3. Coconut Oil Can Increase Fat Burning Obesity is one of the biggest health problems in the world.  While some other people may think that obesity is the matter of calories.

Others however believed that the source of the calories are important too! It is a fact that different foods affect our bodies and hormones in different ways. In this regard, a calorie is not a calorie.

The medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) in coconut oil can increase how many calories you burn compared to the same amount of calories from longer chain fats. One study found that 15-30 grams of MCTs per day increased 24 hour energy expenditure by 5%, totaling about 120 calories per day.


4. Coconut Oil Can Kill Harmful Microorganisms The 12-carbon lauric acid makes up about 50% of the fatty acids in coconut oil.When lauric acid is digested, it also forms a substance called monolaurin. Both lauric acid and monolaurin can kill harmful pathogens like bacteria, viruses and fungiuric acid and monolaurin can kill harmful pathogens like bacteria, viruses and fungi

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