Virgin Coconut Oil Benefits Protect Us from Top Killers of Our Time
Virgin coconut oil benefits can treat and prevent the leading causes of death in our time. We are going to discuss several of them.
Coconut oil is invaluable in the war against three of the top ten killers plaguing humankind: heart disease, cancer and diabetes.
In 2010, heart disease killed 597,689 people, cancer killed 574,743, and diabetes 69,071.
These three diseases ended the lives of more than 1.2 million individuals in the United States alone. But there’s hope… The science behind virgin coconut oil benefits will intrigue you. Hopefully, the following benefits will convince you to use it in place of other unhealthy oils you most probably are using. Coconut oil is really that special.
Killer #1: Heart Disease
First, allow me to get this off my chest…
There are no studies or research that can prove virgin coconut oil promotes heart disease. Zero! None! Sorry for shouting… But I’m sick and tired of this mambo-jambo. The truth is, coconut oil even helps prevent heart disease!
There… Thank you very much, phew.
Virgin coconut oil increases your good cholesterol (HDL). It lowers your cholesterol ratio (total cholesterol/HDL), which is a far more accurate indicator of heart disease risk than total cholesterol. Coconut oil has no negative effect on cholesterol.
If coconut oil causes heart disease, then why do my Bicolano countrymen have the lowest heart and brain death rates in the entire Philippines? Of all Filipinos, Bicolanos consume the most coconut oil, a whopping 62.4 percent of their fat calories. Just so you know, my wife is a coconut-loving Bicolano and she’s healthy as a horse.
Killer #2: Cancer
You have cancer cells in your body. All of us do. It’s your immune system’s job to neutralize these cells to keep you from having cancer. As long as your immune system is doing its job correctly, you have nothing to fear from cancer.
When it comes to boosting your immune system, nothing compares to the greatness of virgin coconut oil benefits.
It wipes out viruses, which is a known cause of cancer. It stimulates the production of T cells, white blood cells that annihilate cancerous cells and anything else foreign to your body.
Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFA) in coconut oil can perform the germ-terminating task of your immune system. This frees up your white blood cells so it can search and destroy more of your cancer cells to keep them under control.
Free radical attack resulting to peroxidation (oxidation in fats) is another accepted cause of cancer. Polyunsaturated fats like soybean oil and corn oil are carcinogenic (having the potential to cause cancer) because of their susceptibility to peroxidation.
Saturated fats on the other hand, of which virgin coconut oil is the star, cannot be significantly “peroxidized.” At 92 percent saturated, coconut oil has virtually no carcinogenic potential. It can’t cause cancer.
Killer #3: Diabetes
All cells in your body need a steady supply of glucose or fatty acids to stay alive. Your cells also need insulin to bring the glucose and fatty acids into them. Without insulin, your cells won’t be able to feed, “unless” the fatty acids are from virgin coconut oil.
MCFAs, the predominate fatty acids in coconut oil, can feed your cells without insulin. Yes, you read that right, without insulin. They don’t need insulin to pass through the outer cell membrane and into the mitochondria, the energy producing organs of the cell.
It doesn’t matter if you have Type 1 (little to no insulin production) or Type 2 diabetes (cells don’t respond to insulin). Virgin coconut oil can still nourish your cells. Priceless to diabetics! Wait, there’s more…
MCFA-packed virgin coconut oil benefits help insulin secretion and sensitivity, and glucose tolerance. Logically, it can also assist in reducing your reliance on insulin medication.