Olive oil has been around for centuries. It is known to reduce the risk of heart related ailments, as well as keep your cholesterol In check. In the health news it seems, coconut oil is getting raved left and right for it’s health benefits also. Coconut oil is also in the beauty news as one of the best oils to use for makeup remover, shaving balm, and so much more. I recently found a great article by the Cleveland clinics in Health researching the differences in the oils, and what oil is actually BEST for your heart health.
Mono fat and polyunsaturated fat
These oils both have mono fats and poly fats in them . The olive oil has an estimated 78 % mono fat, where the coconut oil has 6%. Monounsaturated fats are best described as being liquid at room temperature, but turning solid when its chilled or cold. They are the fat that may help lower your blood pressure, and raise the HDL (good) cholesterol and lower the LDL ( bad) cholesterol. When it comes to oils and their polyunsaturated fats, olive oil has 8%, where coconut oil has 2%. Polyunsaturated is best described as an oil that is thought to lower the LDL bad cholesterol. When you look at the numbers and percentages, the olive oil comes out as the winner.
Saturated fats are the fats that you truly want to stay away from. I call this fat the “heart attack” fat! It simply is the worst fat that your body can take it. It is known to raise your risk of diabetes, and raise the risk of heart related ailments such as a stroke or heart disease. These fats have hydrogenation , and are found in many of the animal products in the stores. They are solid at room temperature. The saturated fats can cause the total blood pressure to rise, and elevate your cholesterol levels.
Olive oil wins in this case due to the high percentages in monounsaturated fats, and polyunsaturated fats which our heart needs. The coconut oil is high in saturated fat, but its not yet determined whether the saturated fat is less harmful than the ones found in vegetable and corn oils. Olive oil is used in the Mediterranean diet, which is known to reduce overall heart problems, as well as reduce diabetes. It is used in salad dressings, stir frys, baking, and oven cooking. Coconut oil is used a lot in sautéing foods, and used when making sauces. In this case, I would stick to the heart healthy olive oil when cooking, and leave the coconut oil for use in the bathroom.
I’m sure you have heard about all the amazing benefits of coconut oil. I have loved this oil forever , and it’s not just for the taste , but for the great benefits that it gives my health. If you are new to using coconut oil, here are some great reasons to add it to your next grocery list.
• Did you know that coconut oil helps to burn fat? With obesity being on the rise, it’s always good to add healthy habits to your daily regimen , that helps with fat burning. The MCT’s in coconut oil, help increase energy, and therefore helps the metabolism to boost in the fat burning circle. Simply adding to your a piece of toast, or using it when cooking can add some great health benefits for long term.
• Lauric acid in the coconut oil can help stave off fungi, viruses, and bad bacteria.When coconut oil is digested, it forms monolaurin which helps in the killing off of bad infections.
• coconut oil can kill off hunger. Research shows that eating coconut oil has made people eat fewer calories. The fatty acids in the coconut oil are metabolized at a higher rate , and this may be the case of why you aren’t as hungry after eating coconut oil.
• coconut oil makes for a perfect cuticle oil. This even works well as a hair mask. Heat up the coconut oil, and apply to hair for 15 minutes. It instantly makes your hair feel alive. Adding this oil to your beauty regimen couldn’t hurt anything. Believe me, it’s wonderful.
Happy Tuesday, beauties!
I’m sure you have all heard the magic of coconut oil. It’s the best cooking oil for your heart and health, and it completely wins the race against olive oil. I’ve been using coconut oil to cook with for a lot of my meals.
Recently, I’ve been using coconut oil to moisturizer my hair twice a week. I leave it in for about an hour wrapped up, and I cannot tell you how different my hair feels! And it’s looking so much healthier! Coconuts have been known for hundreds of years for their health benefits, that’s why we’ve been seeing so many coconut oil shampoos hit the shelves lately. It’s absolute magic. If you wanting to race to the salon for that local moisturizing treatment, stop! Look no further than your kitchen!
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Coconut oil is so beneficial to your health, but on the upside it is beneficial to our skin. Matter of fact.. It’s probably better than any cream out there. It helps with moisturizing, decreasing pores, and most of all it helps with acne. It can be put on your cuticles for extra help during these cold winter monthes.. Try to get that coconut oil in your cooking as well.. Sooooooo good for your heart! ❤️