Health Benefits of Coconut Oil vs. Other Oils

OILS BENEFITS:

-Provide essential fatty acids needed for hormone production.
-Make possible that absorption of fat-soluble vitamins A,D,E and K.
-Improve flavor and texture of the food.

COCUNUT OIL:

-contains 92% saturated fat — the highest amount of saturated fat of any fat.
-coconut oil is a blend of fatty acids
-calories:-One tablespoon of coconut oils contains 117 calories, 14 grams fat, 12 g saturated fat, and no vitamins or minerals.

- Cost: varies from $12-$18.

BENEFITS:

-Its one of the best natural nutrients for your hair, It helps in healthy growth of hair and gives shine and volume.
-Strengthens teeth and the skeletal system
-Helps to better the absorption of nutrients and minerals (calcium and magnesium)
-Helps burn fat
-Normalizes blood sugar
-Strengthens the immune system
-Helps to resist viruses and bacteria that cause diseases such as hepatitis.
-Very good for improving cardiovascular and digestive system

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OTHER OILS

1.OLIVE OIL:

BENEFITS:
-high in monosaturated fats, which benefit blood cholesterol.

DRAWBACKS:
-some varieties contain high sodium.

2. FLAXSEED OIL:

BENEFITS:
-treats different conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis and high cholesterol.
-laxative for constipation,
-for weight loss,
-prevents breast cancer and prostate cancer.

DRAWBACKS:
-It might cause diarrhea, cramping, wind and bloating.
-If not taken with enough water, can cause constipation and even bowel obstruction.

3. CANOLA OIL:

BENEFITS:
-it has much less erucic acid
-has benefits on cholesterol
-benefits on blood pressure-lowering

DRAWBACKS:
-has some fatty acids that can be counterproductive for health
- may cause hypertension, obesity, non-insulin-dependent diabetes if the amounts are exceeded.

4.SUNFLOWER OIL:

BENEFITS:
-The oil is used as medicine
- good for the skin some people apply it for poorly healing wounds

DRAWBACKS:
-Tthe oil is also rich in Omega 6 fatty acids

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Remember, in this article we didn’t talk about GMOs and their harms , but many commercial brands of oils, specially in the US use gmo in their products.

SOURCES

http://www.zhion.com/herb/Canola_Oil.html

Book, Foods that harm foods that heal, readers digest, 2010

http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-990-FLAXSEED%20OIL.aspx?activeIngredientId=990&activeIngredientName=FLAXSEED%20OIL

http://www.webmd.boots.com/vitamins-and-minerals/flaxseed

http://www.naturalnews.com/031550_canola_oil_side_effects.html



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