Coconut oil could ward off Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease

New research finds that diets high in fats, particularly coconut oil, postpones ageing of the brain


Coconut oil contains medium chained fatty acids, which go straight to the liver through the digestive tract and easily convert into energy or ketones; that fuels the brain, when we are low in these sugar reserves, the brain eats into it’s own cell resources, thus aging the brain.

The study analysed mice with the same defective DNA as Cockayne syndrome, which causes premature aging in its patients, with a life expectancy of 10-12 years. The mice were fed on a high fat diet; the results showed their ageing process was postponed such as impaired hearing and weight loss. The high fat diet also postponed the aging of the brain, because the coconut oil gave the brain extra fuel to allow it to repair it’s cells.

This new study gives hope to patients who age prematurely and patients who live with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

Read more on this story and find out about the other amazing benefits of coconut oil at the Daily Mail.