Are you not allowed to eat fried items because you have issues related to your heart?
But, what if you got to know that there’s one oil that deemed great for your heart!
Wondering what it is?
It’s the coconut.
Its benefits are never-ending. It is true that it helps in improving your digestion, skin, blood sugar level, hormonal levels, and so on.
But do you think it really works for heart diseases?
Yes, it does.
It is a superfood that can reduce the risk of heart diseases.
People from the tropical countries especially from Asia boast about the uses and benefits of coconut oil, as coconut tree is considered as the ‘tree of life’ in all these countries.
Get to know the goodness of coconut oil to treat your heart diseases.
What Is Heart Disease?
Heart disease is an umbrella term that covers all the disorders in the heart.
Heart diseases are also known as coronary heart disease. Heart disease is one of the cardiovascular diseases. It is a disorder in the blood vessels of the heart which can lead to chronic heart diseases and heart attacks. The heart attack happens when an artery is blocked, that prevents the circulation of oxygen and nutrients into the heart.
There are many types of heart diseases such as congenital heart disease, coronary artery disease, arrhythmia, myocardial infarction, dilated cardiomyopathy, heart failure, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, mitral regurgitation, mitral valve prolapse, and pulmonary stenosis.
The common symptoms of heart diseases include chest pain, breathlessness, sweating, light headedness and heart palpitations.
Important risk factors that can put you in more trouble in case of heart diseases are:
- High blood pressure and blood cholesterol level
- Physical inactivity which can lead to obesity
- Diabetes and prediabetes
- Family history
- Unhealthy diets
Coconut Oil For A Healthy Heart:
Coconut oil is made up of a group of fat molecules known as medium-chain fatty acid. Coconut oil is technically known or classified as saturated fat, but this fat can actually protect you by minimizing the heart risks. Although it is classified as saturated fat, this fat can actually protect you from getting a heart attack or suffering a stroke.
Predominantly coconut oil contains 90% of saturated fat, which can be a surprising factor because saturated fat is considered to be unhealthy, but coconut oil raises the HDL cholesterol as it contains medium-chain fatty acid whereas plant-based oils have saturated fat that contains long-chain fatty acid which increases your cholesterol levels, but coconut oil has nil effects on cholesterol.
Natural and non-hydrogenated coconut oil increase HDL cholesterol which is a type of good cholesterol. The levels of LDL(bad) and HDL(good) cholesterol indicates the heart disease risk in a person. If LDL is more then it increases the risk of developing heart diseases. Because coconut oil has the tendency to increase HDL, it decreases the risk of heart disease by improving the cholesterol ratio.
Traditionally, people who consume large quantities of coconut oil in their ordinary diet have normal blood cholesterol levels and have a very low chance of developing heart disease. Numerous studies have gone into it and the fact has been supported. Researches prove that people consuming coconut oil have remarkably good cardiovascular health.
The interesting fact that coconut oil gives you good cholesterol can be a boost for you. So, it has the potent to nudge the LDL levels from your diet.
It is really boring to eat food that is only baked or boiled right?
Here is the solution for all your worries- just swap your plant-based oil with coconut oil at your home.
If you want to know more about this you can always reach out to a cardiologist at Vinn Hospital. We ensure that you have a healthy heart and life.
About The Hospital:
Vinn Hospital has been providing comprehensive treatments and cares for its patients, with the best in class doctors, specialists and support staff. Our teams and units are dedicated to their cause to ensure optimum health for all our patients. Vinn Hospital has the best, state-of-the-art facilities, which treat an array of diseases and disorders all under one roof.
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