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The King Among Oils

Coconut oil (coconut butter, coconut fat) – oil produced by pressing fresh flesh or copra. In its fluid form it is slightly yellow. In a temperature below 25°C it begins to resemble congealed white fat (that is why it is also called coconut butter). Coconut oil is described as the “healthiest oil in the world.” It has a variety of applications. Apart from cooking, it can also be used in cosmetics and body treatment.

Coconut oil is delicious as a universal edible oil. Due to its very high temperature of smoking, it is excellent for frying in high temperatures. It is practically free from oxidative fatty acids, which makes it very stable during frying in high temperatures. As a result, it is much healthier than most popular oils that should not be heated to high temperatures as they can prove to be even damaging for health. In contrast with polyunsaturated oils that combine with oxygen in the air and easily go rancid, coconut oil is naturally resistant to oxidization. In cosmetics it allows for keeping healthy skin and a youthful appearance.

areas of influence on the human organism

virucidal and germicidal properties
lauric acid

coconut oil and cholesterol
vegetable saturated acids

weight loss and increase of physical efficiency
medium chain fatty acids

Half of the content of coconut oil consists of lauric acid that is transformed into monolaurin in an organism. Large amounts of lauric acid can be found naturally in coconuts and breast milk, with which it enters the child’s body and builds its immunity from birth. It has strong germicidal and virucidal properties. It destroys microorganisms covered with lipid layers (including the HIV, the cytomegalovirus, the herpes virus, the cold virus and Helicobacter pylori, which causes stomach ulcers and digestive system cancers). In contrast with antibiotics, which kill the entire bacterial flora of the organism, including the beneficial part, monolaurin attacks only the harmful viruses and bacteria.

We usually hear about cholesterol in a negative context, as the main culprit of atherosclerosis. It is not entirely true. Our body needs cholesterol – it helps with the building of cell membranes and the synthesis of sex hormones, bile acids and some steroidal hormones that regulate metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates and fats.

Cholesterol is present in blood in the form of various components, the most important among which are:
- LDL cholesterol (low density lipoprotein) called colloquially the “bad” cholesterol and
- HDL cholesterol (high density lipoprotein) called the “good” cholesterol.
Of course, the more bad cholesterol circulates in blood the worse, as it is the kind that is deposited in the blood vessels, contributing to the development of atherosclerotic plaques. Its counterbalance, our defender, is the good cholesterol – HDL.

What does the fight between HDL and LDL look like?
As LDL travels from the liver to blood vessels and blocks them, HDL does the opposite – it ensures that the bad cholesterol is sent back to the liver, where it is transformed into bile acids. Generally speaking, foods rich in saturated fats increase the level of cholesterol. Saturated fats are present mainly in meat, poultry and dairy products, but also in coconut oil. However, in contrast with animal fats that raise the level of the bad cholesterol, LDL, coconut oil raises the level of HDL, which, in turn, fights the bad cholesterol and, as a result, improves the lipid profile.

Coconut oil is the first fat that does not contribute to building the fat tissue but does the reverse – it enhances metabolism and supports weight loss in case of being overweight. The mechanism is based on the specifics of metabolizing medium chain fatty acids. Coconut oil is composed mostly of medium chain fatty acids (MCFA), whose activity is significantly different from that of long chain fatty acids (LCFA), widely present in most foods. The kind of fatty acids that are provided to our organism is significant for proper body mass, as our body metabolizes particular fatty acids in different ways.

LCFA have large particles and are more difficult for our organism to absorb, so it mostly stores them in our body in the form of the fat tissue. As for MCFA, that is medium chain fatty acids, have smaller particles, and therefore are easier to digest and are immediately transformed in our organism into energy – similar to carbohydrates, just without an increase in the level of insulin. Therefore, they are unlikely to transform into fat tissue or deposits in arteries.

Coconut oil is the richest natural source of MCFA (about 64%) and as one has unique prohealth qualities. Apart from weight loss and an increase in energy, improved metabolism resulting from use of this unusual oil can improve the processes of regeneration of the organism as well as the activity of the immune system.