Joybynature.com Team


With least amount of exaggeration involved, it can be comfortably said that coconut oil is the king of oils. It is a ''super-food'' and there are reasons more than one which make us say that. Here we will attempt telling you why we think so and why you should start thinking so as well. Following are some of the proven nutritional benefits of coconut oil:

  1. Coconut oil contains a specific combination of fatty acids with medicinal properties:

Coconut was in the past made infamous for containing too much of saturated fat. But new studies reveal that fatty acids found in coconut are not harmful. In fact coconut containsMedium, Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) and these are fatty acids of the medium length that are metabolized differently. From the digestive tract, they are directly transferred to the liver where they are turned into ketone bodies and become a great source of energy.

2 . It can also increase the expenditure of your energy, helping you burn more fat.

Most people believe that obesity is all about calories but forget to concentrate on the sources of these calories which are more important. MCTs that are present in coconut oil help you burn energy faster than calories released from other types of fats in different foods.


  1. Lauric acid of coconut oil is a killer of bacteria, fungi and viruses.

Yes, that's true and isn't that great! Enzymatically digested coconut oil also leads to the  formation of monolaurin and both monolaurin and lauric acid together kill pathogens like bacteria, viruses, and fungi. That makes coconut oil your personnel infection shield.

  1. Coconut oil can make you eat less.

This is related to the way fatty acids of coconut oil are metabolized because ketone bodies can have an appetite reducing effect. So all the zero size fans out there here is your thing!

  1. It can also improve blood cholesterol levels, thereby reducing the heart attack risk.

Saturated fats raise the level of HDL (the good type of cholesterol) and reduce the level of LDL cholesterol to a small presence.That precisely makes it a heart saver!Coconut oil is also known to have blood circulation improvement properties along with the properties of improving your antioxidant status.Could we have asked for any more than that more?


  1. Coconut oil is a hair nourisher, a sunscreen and a skin moisturizer.

Yeah, well we know that is too much to digest in a go but that's how it is. Coconut oil actually is all of that. It improves the moisture and lipid content of skin, it is very effective against hair damage and a study showed that it  blocks up to 20% of suns UV rays. What is more, you can avail these benefits without eating it (if at all you think it is not delicious). Simply apply it.


  1. Improves brain functioning in Alzheimer's patients.

Patients of this disease cannot utilise glucose properly in some parts of the brain. A study has shown that  consumption of medium length triglycerides found in coconut oil significantly improve brain functioning in patients of milder forms of the Alzheimer's disease

  1. Helps in reduction of abdominal fat.

With its fat and appetite reduction properties, it is understandable that coconut oil leads to reduced weight. But here too there is a great bonus; coconut oil leads to reduction of excess abdominal fat, in particular, considered to be the most dangerous of all excess fat.


  1. Populations that regularly eat coconut oil are the healthiest.

Yes, that's something factual, observed over the years. In some parts of the world, coconut oil is a staple food  and the people of all these areas have a thing common to them: proper health. An appropriate example of such a population would be the Tokelauans, a people that live in the South Pacific. These people get 60% of their calorie intake from coconuts and are the biggest consumers of saturated fat in the world. These people are known to be very healthy with no signs of heart disease.

So go out there and grab yourself a bottle of organic, virgin coconut oil and brace yourselves for fit and healthy days.


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