Recently, coconut oil is driven by a real American roller coaster – it's called superman, and it is elevated, squeezed and criticized. Dr. Mark Hyman, MD, director of the Cleveland Center for Functional Medicine, does not talk about any coconut oil.
“I use it every morning to speed up the metabolism, think more clearly, stay more focused and sophisticated,” he writes in the book Fatty Diet (published by BALTO). And there are scientifically based arguments about how this oil is good for our body.
Like breast milk
According to him, mainly coconut oil is cached due to its high content of saturated fats. They are unlikely to be unhealthy, cause damage to the heart and increase obesity. In fact, the opposite is true.
“Coconut oil is mainly consumed in the South Pacific. Of the saturated fat, their inhabitants receive up to 40%. daily caloric intake. It is surprising, however, that heart disease is the worst in the world, ”writes Mark Hyman. About half of the saturated fat in coconut oil is rare, especially saturated fats, called lauric acid. In the body, lauric acid is converted to monolaurin, one of the maternal substances found in milk, which improves the immune system of babies. It looks like a super-fuel for your cells, metabolism, bones and brain. This acid is tested for antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial properties. It can also improve athletic performance. ”
Coconut oil contains very rare and beneficial saturated fats – medium chain triglycerides (MCT). In the body, they absorb the liver directly from the intestines, which allows them to easily turn into energy, and only a very small part of them is deposited as fat in the body. M. Hyman denies the myth that olive oil is completely healthier than coconut. He presents in 2003 the results of a study published in the Journal of Obesity Research.
During the study, 24 overweight men followed different diets for 28 days – one based on olive oil, others – coconut. It turned out that when using coconut oil, men not only got rid of more fat (especially the stomach), but also felt less hungry and more energetic. Similar results were demonstrated by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, University of Rochester Medical University. The researchers found that the use of MCT fatty substances accelerated by 12%. This leads to an increase in calorie intake and increased energy. By the way, in men, these processes go faster – they lose 460, and women have about 190 extra calories.
According to M. Hyman, coconut oil escapes, it was noted long ago and not by chance. According to him, in 1940, some farmers, hoping to fatten their livestock faster, gave them extra coconut oil, but not only didn’t add weight, but also sowed it. Moreover, they have become more energetic.
It has antifungal properties.
The researchers also found that coconut oil has pronounced antifungal properties. Compared with the standard Candida herbal medicine, coconut oil has proven to be more effective. By the way, women made this discovery without trial. When looking for online tips on how to naturally treat Candida fungus with an extremely unpleasant disease – vaginal thinning, often there are recommendations for the use of vaginal access to common coconut oils. There is no shortage of stories and how it really helps.
After examining the health of 2,500 people in the Polynesian islands (they use a lot of coconut oil), they turned out to be practically non-hearty and do not cause colon cancer or digestive problems. True, it is unclear whether to thank this product for this …
Coconut oil is especially good because it is more suitable for cooking than other vegetable oils, since its burning temperature is quite high – it can be heated to 200 degrees. True, because of its large smell and taste, it does not look like everyone else and is more suitable for Asian dishes. The author of the book "Fatty Diet" most often likes to eat this oil, just chibiv in his mouth and using a teaspoon.
True, he warns that first-class, environmentally friendly, cold, unrefined, non-deodorized and unbleached coconut oil is more beneficial to health.