Discover Amazing Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

12 May 2016

The fat in coconut is nearly all the immune boosting medium chain saturated fat. The flesh of a coconut consists of around 50% water and about 35% coconut oil, 10% carbohydrates, and 3.5% protein. Coconuts are a great source of molybdenum, manganese and copper. Coconut also is a good source of zinc and selenium.

Nutritional value of coconut oil per 100g:

  • How many calories in coconut oil – 862
  • How much protein is in coconut oil – 0g
  • How many carbs in coconut oil – 0g
  • What is the fat content of coconut oil – 100g

In addition coconut oil has great health benefits, which include reducing arthritis inflammation, a powerful effect against acne, promotes weight loss and also as a source of brain food.

Research has shown also that consumption of virgin coconut oil by breast cancer patients during chemotherapy improves symptoms such as dyspnea, fatigue, loss of appetite and sleep difficulties, and also reduces the symptoms related to chemotherapy side effects.

Some of  these health benefits of coconut oil are highlighted below:-

Coconut Oil as a worthy cooking ingredient.

A rice cooking method that involves adding about a teaspoon of coconut oil to half a cup of rice before cooking and then refrigerating for 12 hours, increases the amount of indigestible starch in the rice, resulting in low calorie rice.

You can enjoy some of this coconut rice at Amaica.