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Coconut oil is a veritable panacea for what ails you! This safe, natural alternative for ills ranging from skin scrapes to better digestion is seeing a recent surge in popularity now that Western medicine is finally embracing what the natural health community has known for years: Coconut oil has copious health benefits. While it is not fully understood how the coconut works its wonders, its capabilities are unquestioned. Coconut is able to stabilize blood sugar, lower cholesterol, hydrate and heal.
Chances are, you wouldn’t think of putting “saturated fats” and “healthy” in the same sentence. Certain kinds of saturated fat can increase the cholesterol in your blood, contributing to heart disease. What we are learning now, however, is that certain “good” saturated fats — like those in coconut oil — provide nutrients that can bolster the immune system against infection … and even strengthen and protect the brain from degenerative disease.
Coconut’s traditional name reflects its numerous health benefits: kalpavriksha — Sanskrit for “the tree that supplies all that is needed to live.” Healers in ancient India recognized the coconut palm as a superior immunity booster, antibiotic, antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial therapy.
Your brain is a needy part of your body – constantly demanding energy and nutrients. The brain needs an abundance of fat to keep it from aging. And the best fat to feed it is the fat in coconut oil.
When researchers in Brazil decided to measure how coconut oil could reduce blood pressure, they didn’t expect the remarkable results they discovered.
Alzheimer’s disease has no cure at this point, so the best plan is to take steps to prevent this devastating disease. And the best form of prevention is to exercise, eat foods that nourish the brain, monitor your diet — especially your sugar intake — and watch your glucose level.