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51 Reasons Why Coconut Oil Is a Therapeutic and Healthy Food

Updated on April 11, 2018
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I discovered the benefits & therapeutic qualities of virgin coconut oil recently. My daily regimen now includes a dose of this miracle oil.

Coconut oil? What's all the hype about, you may ask? Well, because there is so much news about it being a "miracle oil", I decided to do a research on this oil and find out more about it. What I discovered is worth reading about. But before I proceed, I need to mention the fact that I have added coconut oil to my daily regimen, and have since never looked back.

Cold-pressed coconut oil - Solid when it's cold and liquid when it's warm
Cold-pressed coconut oil - Solid when it's cold and liquid when it's warm

I discovered the benefits and therapeutic qualities of coconut oil about 5 years ago but before then, all I knew about coconuts was that its flesh tastes great and is used in many food products like cakes, candy, chocolates, cookies, and soups, and its water, a refreshing drink, is good for oral rehydration therapy (ORT).

Also, its milk is used for my favourite dish, frejon (a delicious coconut bean soup eaten during the Holy Week), its fronds as by-products used for building materials in rural areas, and coconut husks which is used to make things like floor mats, brushes, cooking 'fuel', and building material components.

That's about all I knew about coconuts, that is until coconut oil became an item everyone started talking about.

There is more to the coconut fruit than most people will ever believe.
There is more to the coconut fruit than most people will ever believe.

Therapeutic and Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

Though coconut oil has been used in frying and cooking for centuries, it is doubtful those who used it way back then knew its therapeutic benefits a hundred percent, but then, perhaps they did know but it's us modern day people that don't.

According to the Coconut Research Centre, when the oil is cold-pressed (virgin), it is not only good to guard against certain health conditions, it also helps to alleviate and even cure many other diseases and disorders, 51 of which are listed below:

  1. Helps with the immune system performance
  2. Boosts the production of insulin in Type2 diabetes patients
  3. Good for brain health
  4. Gives you the good cholesterol and improves its ratio which reduces the risk of heart disease
  5. Treats abscesses and boils
  6. Helps with nausea
  7. Treats scabies and other skin diseases
  8. Protects against some kidney diseases, dissolves kidney stones, and prevents bladder infections
  9. Treats jaundice and helps eradicate the symptoms of the disease by treating the problem at the root, the liver
  10. Possesses anti-oxidant properties
  11. Shrinks moles and warts and other similar skin growths
  12. Treats psoriasis
  13. Great for the skin, and promotes nail and hair growth
  14. Boosts energy and increases endurance, especially for athletes
  15. Good for oil pulling (an ancient Ayurvedic dental technique used to draw out toxins from the mouth)
  16. Possesses teeth-whitening properties and is beneficial for gum health
  17. Reduces problems associated with cystic fibrosis
  18. Improves bowel and digestive functions
  19. Its use reduces the risk of heart disease
  20. Relieves symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)
  21. Supports thyroid functions
  22. Increases the body's metabolic rate
  23. A treatment for baldness and hair thinning
  24. Great for wound healing and bruises (tissue repair properties)
  25. Alleviates irregular and painful menstruation
  26. Kills and prevents lice in humans and pets
  27. Kills viruses associated with herpes, influenza, and measles (in kids)
  28. Kills bacteria that cause urinary tract infection (UTI)
  29. Treats ringworm, diaper rash in babies, and thrush
  30. Reduces the symptoms of pancreatitis
  31. Helps in the development of strong bones and teeth
  32. Protects against osteoporosis
  33. Helps to prevent tooth decay and clears halitosis
  34. Prevents harmful free radicals that promote degenerative diseases in the elderly
  35. Reduces epileptic seizures
  36. Helps to prevent obesity and excessive weight gain
  37. Cures arthritis (risk of this disorder increases as we grow older)
  38. Has miraculous brain healing abilities that can reverse Alzheimer's disease and prevent dementia
  39. Fights many neurological and neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkison's disease and can reverse Alzheimer's disease
  40. Will prevent the onset of dementia if taken regularly, from the age of fifty

41. Coconut oil cures genital herpes

42. Cures shingles (a painful acute inflammation of the nerve ganglia)

43. Great to treat severe acid reflux

44. Treats and clears eczema

45. Heals burns fast while preventing it from blisters

46. Kills and expels tapeworms

47. Improves magnesium and calcium absorption

48. Helps relieve symptoms associated with gallbladder disease

49. Alleviates pain and discomfort caused by haemorrhoids

50. Coconut oil protects the arteries from the causes of atherosclerosis

51. Helps to protect the body from colon, breast, and other forms of cancer, and will remove pre-cancerous skin lesions

Success Stories

Cold-pressed coconut oil consumption has absolutely no side effects, is non-toxic to humans and animals, and is quite palatable to the taste.

To be convinced further about the health benefits of this wonderful oil, you can read further about hundreds of users’ success stories. You’ll be amazed at the wonders of coconut oil and what it has done in the lives of many.

Summed up in one statement this nutritious health food "is the healthiest oil on earth" and if you care to research further on it, you'll find that coconut oil is one item you should endeavour to add to your diet. Just two tablespoons of virgin coconut oil are what most of us require each day.

© 2018 viryabo2

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