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What Are The Benefits Of Coconut Macaroons
Coconut oil: There are no known, scientifically proven health benefits, above and beyond consumption as food calories for energy from coconut oil. ...Read more
Many, but here's one: Coconut oil is high in saturated fat, which is extremely stable at high temperatures. Frying or cooking with coconut oil is far superior to using traditional vegetable oils because it does not degrade to damaging free radicals. ...Read more
I've heard a lot of hype on coconut oil lately. Are there any real benefits? If so, what are they?
Coconut oil: Contains medium chain triglycerides that act as an alternative food for brain cells other than glucose. Glucose is the primary fuel for the brain. Since patients with Alzheimer's disease cannot use glucose as fuel for brain cells, coconut oil becomes an alternative, even though it is less efficient than glucose. ...Read more
Electrolytes Hydrate: Coconut water is a good source of potassium and other electrolytes and gives better hydration than water alone. Raw coconut water also has enzymes that may have (unproven) benefits. I was recently interviewed for a good article that explores this topic: http://www. Santacruz. Com/news/2013/07/09/coconut_water_everything_its_cracked_up_to_be. ...Read more
None proven. .. yet: There are no randomized controlled trials demonstrating any benefit to consuming green tea & coconut oil. At least in the States, manufacturers of dietary supplements are not required to prove either safety nor effectiveness of their products. Any claims of benefit are from observational studies which can only help develop hypotheses but can't prove causal relationship. Spend money on real food ...Read more
Read the label: The label probably touts the benefits directly, but it is hard to say there is any benefit. Coconut oil can be part of a healthy diet but consuming it as a supplement is difficult to justify. I am sure there is someone willing to profess otherwise and sell you a supply. Save your money. ...Read more
Limited: Coconut oil actually is not healthy but it is a good alternative to butter and margarine for baking purposes. Its main fat, a saturated fat called lauric acid, may have some anti-infection benefits and is believed to raise good cholesterol. However, few studies in humans have actually been done. Most studies done are from brazil and philippines, where coconut products are a major export. ...Read more
Protein Source: Almonds are a good fat and a good protein source, so they are a nice and healthy snack. Otherwise there are no special or extra health benefits. And, medicine would remain fully neutral on the topic of coconut oil on the skin. There is nothing there for health or not health. ...Read more
Coconut oil I've read conflicting reports on the benefits or harm of coconut oil in the diet. Is non-hydrogenated okay or is any coconut oil dangerous? Guess I'm looking for further opinions.
Just like everything else, there are pros and cons to taking coconut oil.
Proâ€™s: it works well as a hair conditioner and as a skin moisturizer. It contains lauric acid which is antimicrobial. It is used in some cultures for wound care and for viruses. After drinking coconut oil some people feel full and it helps to suppress their hunger. There are many, many other conditions that it is puported to treat that have not been scientifically demonstrated at this time.
Conâ€™s: people who ingest a couple of tablespoons of coconut oil per day have a high incidence of nausea and vomiting. Coconut oil has the highest saturated fat content of all oils. One tablespoon of coconut oil contains more than 13 grams of fat. This could seriously impact your cholesterol levels.
Because of the saturated fat content, this may not be the wonder solution that is purported. It sounds like it may work well for wrinkles, dry skin and split ends without detrimental impacts. ...Read more
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Why?: It is likely ok as long as there is no other additive in it. I don't see why you would need lubricant at your age however. The one who benefits is the person you buy the oil from. ...Read more
What are the real benefits of coconut oil? I have heard so many thins that is can be used for one important in is treating skin conditions?!
Read critically: The stuff is a good skin moisturizer. The folks who study this sort of thing believe that dietary coconut oil is atherogenic. If you believed the other health claims, you'd be reading uncritically. Some of the island nations with limited natural resources promote coconut products for reasons that are, to be kind, "not evidence-based." get with a scientific holistic physician for guidance here. ...Read more
After using coconut oil on my face it feels worse, I didn't really see the benefits thry talk about. Should I keep using it? Is it any good?
Trendy: Coconut has many nutritional benefits, but is also quite trendy right now and is touted for all sorts of things. Most reliable skin care regimens do not include use of coconut oil exclusively, although it is likely a good moisturizer. A dermatologist or medical spa would be able to evaluate your skin and customize a better regimen for you. ...Read more
Interesting: Assuming your question refers specifically to coconut oil having special properties that could play a significant role in the treatment/influence prognosis of this diseases; I could not find any important study addressing this point; therefore the official answer should be: it is needed further research to test this hypothesis. Anyway, very interesting question, thanks! ...Read more
Not that I know of!: I've heard that axona helps- ck with your pcp or neurologist. ...Read more
I don't think so: My search of the nih database shows exactly one too-good-to-be-true study, on rats, from an obscure institution, no confirmation after two years by anybody else. Coconut has been bashed for years as "bad for the heart" and perhaps at least this promotion will let people feel better about eating this stuff, which I happen to be quite fond of. ...Read more