Many people know that high cholesterol levels in the body triggered the emergence of various diseases, such as: hypertension, coronary heart disease and stroke.
Good and bad cholesterol
But keep in mind also that not all cholesterol is bad for the body. Only the category of LDL cholesterol (Low Density Lipoprotein) are bad while the type of HDL cholesterol (High Density Lipoprotein) cholesterol is the bad cholesterol that can dissolve in the body. Normal limit of cholesterol in the body is 160-200 mg. Cholesterol is part of the fat (lipids) which are mostly produced in the body exactly in the liver (approximately 70%) and the rest coming from food or diet. Really cholesterol is an element needed by the body. However, if the level is excessive in the body will cause various diseases. The following steps are known to control blood cholesterol levels.
Generally, doctors recommend that a person’s total cholesterol level under 200 mg / dL, with LDL (bad cholesterol) under number 130, and HDL (good cholesterol) is above the number 40. HDL is often called good cholesterol is very good for our bodies because it can reduce the risk of heart attack
Research Dr. Mary Enig MS of Nutritional Sciences and other research noting that natural coconut oil (non-hydrogenated) increase good cholesterol (HDL).
Coconut oil to fight with high cholesterol
Coconut oil does not increase blood cholesterol levels and triglyceride levels and excessive blood clots. Even he can stimulate the metabolism, which it can be lowered cholesterol levels. The results of investigations from 1970 to 1980 showed that coconut oil good for the heart even though at that time accused of saturated fat can increase the risk of heart disease. Taking the head of oil shown to have much effect associated with decreased risk of heart disease compared with other food oils. Coconut oil also can reduce body fat, enhance the survival rate, reduces the formation of blood clots, reduce free radicals in cells, lower cholesterol levels in blood and liver, increase the antioxidant reserves in cells and lower levels of the likelihood of heart disease in the community. By consuming coconut oil will reduce the possibility of entry into force of heart disease.
Based on this evidence, coconut oil is considered very good for the heart or at least not harmful to the heart. But there is a factor which revealed that coconut oil is not only harmless, but very important role in the fight against heart disease. So coconut oil will expected to become a powerful new weapon in the fight against heart disease soon.