Coconut oil has an abundance of health benefits with its unique combination of fatty acids. It is one of the few foods that can be classified as a "superfood".
Popularly used throughout tropical countries like Thailand, Sri Lanka and the Philippines it has been the primary source of fat in the diets of millions for generations. Beneficial uses range from skin care to improving digestion.
What Are The Primary Healthy Benefits?
Coconut fats have special fats called medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). It has been shown that breaking down these types of healthy fats in the liver leads to efficient burning of energy. Coconut oil has a saturated fat called lauric acid, a type of MCT. It has been shown that lauric acid increases the good HDL cholesterol in the blood to help improve cholesterol ratio levels.
Several studies have shown that adding coconut oil to our diets can help our body's resistance to both viruses and bacteria that can cause illness. It can also help the body fight off yeast, fungus and candida.
Coconut oil can also positively affect our hormones for thyroid and blood-sugar control. People who combine coconut oil with a healthy lifestyle tend to have improvements in blood sugar levels since coconut can help improve insulin use in the body.
It can help to increase digestion and aide the body in absorbing fat-soluble vitamins. Coconut oil can also boost thyroid function helping to increase metabolism, energy and endurance.
Coconut oil is the most nutrient dense part of the coconut and found to be a positive antioxidant for the body. Coconut oil can help our bodies reduce the need for antioxidant intake and maintain a healthy weight.
Countries like Thailand eat very high amounts of saturated fats like the ones found in coconut oil and have very low levels of disease on average.
Its fascinating to share that people consuming a traditional diet in Thailand have less instance of heart disease and the lowest rates of cancer for all 50 countries studied by the World Health Organization. Diabetes is TEN times more frequent in the United States that in Thailand, despite (or perhaps we should say because of) their good high fat consumption.
Coconut oil is a superfood that is beneficial for the entire well being of the body, from the inside out, including the perfect skin moisturizer as it contains beneficial amounts of the antioxidant vitamin E, which is very protective.
Our Coco Calla coconut oil comes from pure organic coconuts grown on the gulf shores of Thailand, making our oil one of the most nutrient enriched oils on the market. Coco Calla delivers a premium coconut oil for those who understand the importance of using products with high quality ingredients and trusted processing methods. From the moment you open a jar of Coco Calla coconut oil you will see and feel the difference.
"My favorite thing is to put it in my oatmeal or coffee first thing in the morning. When I use it, I usually have to make myself eat at lunch because I'm still not hungry. Wonderful for appetite control." Wade Nettles