Category: Health

BOMS-Coconut Oil 300ML
SALE: N 1500.00
(Regular N 1600.00)

Coconut oil is used in many natural beauty products, and for good reason:

It's naturally antibacterial and antifungal, coconut oil for skin is an excellent moisturizer, it can penetrate hair better than other oils. 

Suitable for vegans and vegetarians. Contains no hydrogenated fat.

Coconut oil is very different from most other cooking oils and contains a unique composition of fatty acids.

The fatty acids are about 90% saturated. But coconut oil is perhaps most unique for its high content of the saturated fat lauric acid, which makes up around 40% of its total fat content.

Epileptic patients on ketogenic diets often use these fats to induce ketosis. However, coconut oil is not suitable for this purpose as it has a relatively poor ketogenic effect.

While lauric acid is often considered a medium-chain fatty acid, scientists debate whether this classification is appropriate.

Coconut oil contains about 40% lauric acid.

In comparison, most other cooking oils contain only trace amounts of it. An exception is palm kernel oil, which provides 47% lauric acid.

Lauric acid is an intermediate between the long-chain and medium-chain fatty acids.

While often considered medium-chain, it is digested and metabolized differently from the true medium-chain fatty acids and has more in common with the long-chain fatty acids.

Studies show that lauric acid increases the blood levels of cholesterol, but this is mostly due to an increase in cholesterol bound to high-density lipoproteins (HDL).

An increase in HDL cholesterol, relative to total cholesterol, has been associated with a reduced risk of heart disease

 

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