In a recently published study of the effects of coconut oil on animals, the researchers came to a preliminary conclusion about the nutritional power of coconut fat on humans.
Accordingly, coconut oil contains medium-chain fatty acids, so the body can easily absorb it. In addition, coconut oil also has the ability to prevent the accumulation of the protein that causes Elzheimer's disease in nerve cells.
National nutrition program research leader at Beltsville Department of Agriculture, David M. Klurfeld, said The fat contained in coconut is good for human health. However, he recommends that each person consume a moderate amount to achieve the best nutritional effect.
In a number of previous claims that coconut oil contains high levels of saturated fat, so it has a positive impact on human health. The coconut oil company claims it is a nutritious food capable of supplementing energy for users. A recent study shows the benefits of using coconut oil. According to research done on white mice, coconut oil has the ability to protect mouse neurons against the buildup of proteins that cause Alzheimer.
According to food nutrition data from the United States Department of Agriculture, 1 tablespoon of coconut oil contains about 12 grams of saturated fat, equivalent to 7 grams of butter. One study found that islanders in the South Pacific region had a lower rate of heart disease by consuming more coconut oil each year.
However, according to George Blackburn, associate director of nutrition at Harvard Medical School in Cambriedg, the statistics are not universal enough because the health of island residents is still dependent. A lot of other activities. In addition, the diet here is completely different from other places. However, theoretically, coconut oil is still better for human health than butter or animal fat because it does not contain cholesterol.
According to Glen D. Lawrence, a professor of chemistry and biology at Long Island University in Brooklyn, the fat content of coconut oil is a medium-chain fatty acids based on the number of carbon atoms in the chain. Meanwhile, most of the fat Americans are consuming has a long-chain molecular structure.
The extent to which the fatty acid chain's carbon chain has a direct effect on absorption time, the researchers said. Accordingly, the shorter the acid chain, the faster the absorption time because the body will burn it faster. Therefore, scientists believe that short and medium-chain fatty acids are better for athletes.
Professor Lawrence said coconut oil also included lauric acid, an acid that kills many viruses and bacteria in the laboratory. However, he still has no documents proving it has the same effect when ingested in the human body or not.
In a recent study published in the journal Alzheimer's, Canadian scientists found that coconut oil has the ability to protect mouse brain cells from the toxic effects of amyloid protein. This protein accumulates in the brains of Alzheimer's patients.
Currently in the world, coconut oil is often exported from tropical countries in the form of coconut milk or copra. According to some industry experts, coconut milk or copra will lose its original flavor after the process of refining into coconut oil. However, the above studies are done on coconut oil and so far, scientists have not had research showing that coconut milk is more effective than refined coconut oil. However, users can still easily find both of these products at the store.


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