Coconut oil may increase your cholesterol level, clog your arteries and then elevate your risk of heart disease and stroke, and make you gain weight… all because of one thing – its high saturated fat content. Right?
WRONG! Actually, coconut oil provides health benefits instead, and more than anyone can imagine.
Let’s take a closer look at the people of traditional cultures who live in the South Pacific Islands, Asia, Africa and the Central America where coconut and palm oils are plentiful.
For many generations, they add significant amount of coconut oil to their traditional coconut-based diets but suffer very much lower rates of obesity, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, arthritis and other health problems than those in North America and Europe who don’t eat coconut-based food at all. Why?
Simply because their coconut-based diets are healthy.
Why is Coconut Oil So Good for You?
Coconut oil contains fatty acids that are mostly saturated, smaller in size and antimicrobial. But how do these 3 characteristics of fatty acids in coconut oil benefit you? Let’s run through them one by one.
Coconut Oil Lifts Your Face and Cares for Your Skin
Besides promoting cancers and diseases, do you know that free radicals can also make you look older than you really are (i.e. premature aging) by building “tracks” (wrinkles) on your face, smearing your skin with age spots and loosening your skin tissues to make your skin saggy?
Scary? What can you do to save your soft little skin and beautiful face and stop the renegades from wreaking havoc in your body?
Yes, only antioxidant can stop them.
Do the commercial creams and lotions you’re using right now contain antioxidants?
I dare say they don’t contain as much as what coconut oil provides. Instead, they compose mainly of water to help moisturize your dry and wrinkled skin. The moisturizing effect can be pretty deceiving as it makes you believe that it works instantaneously to help soften your skin and reduce your wrinkles.