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Best Health Tricks Provided By Honey And Garlic

The increasing consumerism has made us victims to unnecessary health defaults in an inevitable way. People take recourse to several health-related tips and tricks with the simple motive to live a bit longer and healthier. There is hardly any man on earth who would want to be diagnosed with major deficiencies.

Considering the increasing demand, lesser supply, and increasing the price of medicines, it is best to be safe than sorry. Homemade remedies passed down through generations are not simply stories. They are intrinsically valuable and help the body to function efficiently.  With a hundred percent natural guarantee, one hardly needs to bother about its side-effects.

This article would try to focus on the health benefits provided by our kitchen essentials, garlic, and honey. Doctors and nutritionists recommend the consumption of raw garlic every day in order to get rid of several ailments. Honey, as usual, has anti-cold benefits. Consuming garlic and honey increases the body’s metabo…

Fats Found in Coconut Oil Boost Brain Function in Only One Dose

Everyone had heard at least some of the buzz surrounding coconut oil nowadays. Once shunned for its high fat content by the health conscious, today more and more people are realizing that coconut oil actually offers a wide variety of health benefits, not only for the body but the brain. The study which came out in the journal Neurobiology of Aging is only adding to the growing body of evidence that proves coconut oil to be a true superfood.

Fats Found in Coconut Oil Boost Brain Function in Only One Dose

A Cognitive Boost
Alzheimer’s disease, in an aging society where the fastest-growing segment of the population falls in the 85+ category, is a medical problem with huge social ramifications. It is also a problem which medicine has failed to tackle properly: while some prescription medications can (sometimes) slow the progression of this disease, to date there remains no cure for Alzheimer’s and its consequences are devastating. That is why more and more research is being done into natural alternatives to help treat this condition. One possible alternative treatment is found in coconut oil. One of the richest sources of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA’s) in the world, scientists are only now discovering what affect this oil can have on those suffering from dementia.

The Study
In this study, whose results were published in the Neurobiology of Aging, 20 participants, all of whom were suffering from Alzheimer’s, were given either a dose of emulsified MCFA’s from coconut oil or a placebo. It was found that those who received the MCFA treatment showed a significant rise in ketone levels within 90 minutes and that this levels continued to rise or hold constant throughout the day; furthermore, this rise in ketone levels was associated with an improved performance on the Alzheimer’s Disease Assessment Scale, a means of measuring cognitive function in those with this diagnosis. All subjects given this treatment did better on this scale than those who had received the placebo.

Why is Coconut Oil So Effective as a Treatment?
So why did the coconut oil used in this study have such a dramatic effect on participants with Alzheimer’s? Scientists theorize that the answer may lie both in the structure of the MCFA’s and the nutritional needs of the brain itself.

Under normal circumstances, the brain – like much of the body – uses glucose as its primary energy source. However, when insulin resistance or other metabolic problems develop, the structure and function of the brain are altered and ketone bodies become a useful source of energy for the brain. The medium chain fatty acids, such as those in coconut oil, are oxidized in the liver because of their simple structure and if they are present in large enough quantities, they can provide the fuel that the brain needs to carry on its functions.

So consider using coconut oil (or coconut milk, which will still high in these healthy fats) to your diet on a regular basis. It will not only provide your body with healthy fats, but fuel and support healthy cognitive function and even prevent the onset of mental decline and dementia, leading to improvement in both the body and the brain.