KAPOW! Now You Know: Coconut Oil

August 14, 2017


Coconut Oil

Origin: Indian-Indonesia regions

Family: Arecaceae

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Coconut oil is made from mature fresh coconuts and is a source of short and medium chain fatty acids. Triglycerides that go straight into the liver for energy and not stored like meat, dairy, or eggs. Coconut oil contains Lauric Acid which is only found in breast milk. It is antimicrobial, antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, and helps to heal you from the inside out. Important to always consume and use Cold Pressed Virgin Coconut Oil for all the maximum health benefits.

Natural Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease

  • MCFAs provide us with ketones which supply energy to the brain without the need of insulin to process glucose into energy
  • Alzheimer’s patients are not able to create insulin in the brain, which the brain can actually create on its own, so coconut oil is an amazing natural treatment

Prevents Heart Disease and High Blood Pressure

  • High in natural saturated fat, these saturated fats increase the production of healthy HDL cholesterol, while converting the bad cholesterol LDL into the good kind
  • Increased HDL promotes heart health

Cures Urinary Tract Infections

  • It is believed that coconut oil can treat and heal a urinary (UTI) and kidney stones/infections. As they contain MCFAs which act as a natural antibiotic, attacking the bad bacteria and killing them

Reduces Inflammation and Arthritis

  • The high levels of antioxidants found in coconut oil aid in reducing inflammation in the body, promoting the healing of arthritis

Prevent Cancer with Healthy Fat

  • Believed that a Ketogenic diet (energy source from fat) could be the link to helping cancer patients recover, as the tumor cells obtain their energy from glucose (sugar) and can not access ketones for energy found in those who use healthy fat as they primary energy source

Immune Boosting

  • Coconut oil contains Lauric acid which has been shown to reduce candida, fight bacteria, and create an environment that viruses find hostile and can't survive
  • The oil is also anti-viral, antifungal, anti-bacterial making it difficult for germs and viruses to thrive

Improves Energy and Endurance

  • Coconut oil releases slowly into the bloodstream because it is a fat, which produces longer sustained energy, while also increasing your metabolism. Natural Fat Burner!
  • MFCA's go directly to the liver and are turned into energy, meaning that the fat isn’t store but rather converted into energy right away

Improves Digestion

  • Helps the body absorb fat-soluble vitamins while destroying any bacteria in the gut


Much love to Rebecca Hammond of Girls Get It - our go-to Nutritionist and Personal Trainer for sharing all this amazing knowledge.