Obesity Health Problems: Coconut Oil Helps Cure and Prevent them
Even though obesity health problems have reached alarming proportions, one dietary fat can significantly help turn it around. That fat is coconut oil!
Of all the dietary fats and oils known to man, none can exceed the obesity-fighting capabilities of coconut oil. The reason?
Coconut oil is the richest natural source of Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) or Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFA).
Almost all fats and oils are made entirely of Long Chain Triglycerides (LCT). These fat molecules are hard to digest and are the source of the fat that gets stored in your fat cells. In contrast, MCTs are mainly used to generate energy which is why coconut oil is rarely stored as body fat.
Below are some of the various health risks posed by obesity, all of which coconut oil helps cure and prevent.
High Blood Pressure
The obese is up to 5 times more likely to suffer from hypertension than those of normal weight. Coconut oil consuming populations like the Polynesians have lowerblood pressure values than those who ate much less.
MCFAs assist in improving insulin secretion, insulin sensitivity, and glucose tolerance. They rev up your metabolism so that insulin production is increased, as well as the absorption of glucose into your cells. If you’re diabetic, coconut oil can help reduce your dependency on insulin medication.
Fatty Liver Disease
By restricting free-radical formation, MCFAs can prevent alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (FLD). Not only can they stop FLD, they can even rejuvenate diseased tissues. The liver is probably the organ that benefits the most from MCFA-packed coconut oil.