01 September 2010

Some health facts about coconut and its oil

Coconut and its related products can help to maintain wellness of the body. It has many health benefits, some of them are listed below,
* Being rich in dietary fiber, the coconut is mainly used to prevent the constipation. Also regulates the bowel activity.
* It has the tendency to keep the intestines clean, healthy and helps to function smoothly.
* The consumption of coconut oil helps to reduce body fat. This oil is natural and low calorie fat. Always eat the food cooked with coconut oil.
* The coconut oil contains medium chain triglycerides (MCT), digested very quickly and also stimulate metabolism.
* The fat in the coconut oil is not added to the fat cells, nor do they add to the body’s weight.* The coconut is highly nutritious, rich in vitamins and minerals, boosts body energy, and restores thyroid functions.
* Pure coconut oil protects the skin from infections caused by bacteria, viruses and fungi, prevents dandruff and hair loss.
* Coconut oil relieves stress on immune system and allows the body to resist disease better.
* This oil is also used in clinical trials as treatment for genital herpes, hepatitis C and HIV.
* Coconut provides not only the energy and nutrition, also helps to promote the absorption of other foods, particularly fat-soluble vitamins.
The intake of coconut can make the body to work better, defend better and heal better.