What is Coconut oil?

Coconut oil is a highly nutritious edible oil derived from the kernel or ‘meat’ of mature coconuts harvested from the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera L.).

How Coconut Oil Outshines Other Oils?

High Percentage of Medium-Chain Triglycerides (MCTs)
Some studies have shown that MCTs help in calorie burning, which is crucial for weight management.

Beneficial Fatty Acids
The fatty acids found in MCTs are called medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs). MCFAs are unique because they enter bloodstream faster and easily metabolized by the liver and converted to ketones.

Keeps the Brain Healthy
Ketones are an important energy source in the brain, and may be beneficial to people developing or already developed memory impairment, such as Alzheimer’s disease.

Know More About Coconut Oil……

The Fruit of Multiple Functions

The origin of coconut tree is the subject of debate. This is because fossils resembling coconut have been found in both India and Australia. Growing along the coast of South and Central America, Africa, the Indian subcontinent, Micro-, Mele- and Polynesia and most of Asia, coconuts serve as a dietary staple for nearly a third of the world population for many generations.

Coconuts are a valuable resource from the nature. Its fruits (comprising its ‘meat’, water, milk and oil) have been used for its nutritional and medicinal properties. The uses are so respected that they were documented in Ayurveda as “mahamedhya”, in areas associated to the mind, body and spirit. Early European explorers, including Captain James Cook, also wrote affectionately about the beauty of communities across the Pacific using coconut oil as an integral part of their daily lives. Besides, young coconut water was successfully used as an emergency intravenous drip to save lives of British and Japanese patients when saline was not available during WWII. After the war, coconut oil was sold as “margarine” in England and as “coconut butter” in the USA.

Myth Busted for Coconut Oil

All these changed in 1970, after the first publication of “Seven Countries Study (SCS)” which has shown a correlation between dietary fat with cardiovascular disease. Although it has been known for nearly a century that coconut oil is more nutritious than many other foods, it has received a lot of bad press owing to the study – people were quick to avoid coconut oil since it contains high levels of saturated fats. Unfortunately it took a long time before people discovered that the study was deeply flawed.

Closer scrutiny in recent studies after almost 40 years suggests that coconut should be regarded more favourably. Because of the unique structure of saturated fats in coconut oil, the digestion, absorption and metabolism of coconut oil in the body become very easy. The essential nutrients in coconut oil may even be beneficial in the treatment of obesity, dyslipidaemia, hypercholesterolemia, insulin resistance and hypertension – the key risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and type 2 diabetes.