May help people living with Alzheimer’s disease
How best to deal with brain health problems such as Alzheimer’s disease is one of the major challenges facing contemporary medicine. Scientists know that one of the main energy sources for the brain comes from a substance called ketones. The type of acid found in coconut oil promotes the creation of ketones, and so researchers postulate that it could be helpful in the treatment of memory loss. Much additional research is needed in this area, but given the seriousness of these health issues, such leads have to be followed up.
Natural protection against sunburn
While we know how the inhabitants of tropical lands found many different uses for coconut oil they don’t seem to have used it to protect their skin against sunburn. Since sunbathing was not part of their culture they presumably had no interests in smearing their skin with coconut oil but today getting a tan is fashionable. There is also a great awareness of the dangers from over exposal to the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Most people buy commercially produced protective creams, but studies show coconut oil could be at least or even more effective for it blocks out almost 20% of ultraviolet rays.
Enhances the health of liver and kidneys
The importance of a healthy liver and kidneys to general health cannot be over exaggerated. Diseases of these vital organs are difficult to cure and frequently have fatal consequences. It is, therefore, encouraging to learn that medical tests reveal that coconut oil can help preserve good health. In one of the best known of these tests, doctors found that this oil protected the liver against damage from poisonous drugs. Further research will hopefully reveal more about the preventative disease value of coconut oil and how it might be applied to best effect.
Eases the stresses of life
Stress is part of life, but if it passes a certain level, it may trigger depression and other mental health issues. Even in this medical area research shows that coconut oil can contribute. The particular type of fatty acid the oil contains assist in reducing tensions. These stress lowering powers of coconut oil might be able to forestall the onset of depression and thus save people from the distress and heavy expenses of psychiatric treatments.
Good for heart health
Heart disease is another major health concern in the developed countries. An imbalance of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) when compared to high-density lipoproteins (HDL) poses dangers to heart health. As a rough rule the higher the LDL and the lower the HDL, the more reason for concern. Research findings suggest that coconut oil intake improves HDL levels. In this way, it may play a part in reducing the risk of potentially life-threatening heart problems.
Slows down aging
Since the earliest times, people have sought some magic compounds and substances that can slow down aging. While nobody claims that coconut oil can make a sixty-year-old look like a twenty-year-old the fatty acids, it contains certain improve skin condition. By strengthening the skin, it enables the body to resist wrinkling and bagginess and to recover faster from the damage caused by over exposure to ultraviolet sunlight.
(original source: Health Team Hayley)
C A T E G O R I E S:
“The day she realised, it was not about the world but was all about her, she grew the wings. The day she understood she was not answerable to any of them who always blamed and pointed her, she had the fire blazing in her eyes. She raised and soared towards the sky. The whole world looked at her in awe and wished if only they could be her. She was not confined to be on the ground anymore. She had the wings of fire and she left a trail everywhere she went, for other to follow.”
― Akshau Vasu