Benefits of VCO

VCO has been referred to as a super food — and rightly so. VCO helps to:

Fight Infections

40-50% of VCO is lauric acid — effective in fighting many different types of bacteria, fungi and viruses. Lauric acid destroys bacteria that cause dental cavities, stomach ulcers and food poisoning.

Burn Unnecessary Fat

If you are looking to lose some weight, VCO will not disappoint you. The MCFAs in VCO have been shown to increase calories burnt by as much as 5% in a single day. These fatty acids are quickly converted into energy and this leads to increased metabolism.

Boost Brain Health

MCFAs are converted into ketones that are used by the brain as an energy source. Studies show that ketones have therapeutic effects on people with brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.

Lower Heart Disease Risk

VCO helps increase HDL cholesterol. In a previous article, we saw that HDL cholesterol helps prevent coronary heart disease. VCO simply helps improve blood cholesterol levels — and the body does the rest.

Build Muscle

VCO stimulates the pancreas to produce insulin. Insulin is used to pump nutrients to the muscles and control blood sugar levels. Insulin is important to anybody looking to build their muscles.

Reduce Appetite

VCO is metabolised and converted into ketones that have an appetite-reducing effect. You therefore tend to eat less; this can have a positive effect on your body weight in the long term.

Reduce Seizures

The fatty acids in VCO are converted into ketones, which are known to reduce seizures. VCO is currently being used to treat drug-resistant epilepsy in children.

Protect Liver And Kidney

VCO has an active component that adequately protects these organs from incurring serious damage from toxins.

There are more benefits, in the next article in the series.

Sources/Additional Reading

1. 10 Benefits of Organic Coconut Oil |Globalhealingcenter.com
2. 28 Science-Verified Health Benefits of Coconut Oil (#13 is WOW) | Wellbeingsecrets.com
3. 10 Impressive Health Benefits of Coconut Oil | Authoritynutrition.com