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Journal > Media Kesehatan Masyarakat Indonesia > PEMANFAATAN LIMBAH VIRGIN COCONUT OIL (BLONDO)

 

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Media Kesehatan Masyarakat Indonesia
Vol 6, No 4 (2010): MKMI Vo. 6 No.4
PEMANFAATAN LIMBAH VIRGIN COCONUT OIL (BLONDO)
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Published date:
01 Oct 2010
 
Coconuts and coconut oil have been traditional, staple foods of Asia, Africa, Central America and the Pacific Islands for thousands of years. Pacific Islanders, those who still eat traditional diets, have a reputation for good health and strong beautiful bodies. Many of these traditional diets obtain 30% to 60% of their calories from coconuts and coconut oil. They tend to have normal cholesterol levels and no cardiovascular disease. Prior to the early 1900s, coconut oil was an important dietary fat in the United States. At that time cardiovascular disease was relatively uncommon. Subsequently, coconut oil has virtually isappeared, replaced by soybean oil, corn oil, and canola oil and the hydrogenated versions of these oils. While these domestic oils and their synthetic derivatives are under suspicion of causing a host of health problems, coconut oil research is revealing multiple health benefits for this oil. Today, in countries where coconut oil is still widely used, heart and vascular disease remains uncommon. Coconut oil is converted, by the body, into the hormone pregnenolone. It also has immune-stimulating and antioxidant action. Coconut oil also promotes thermogenesis and increased metabolism (probably by supporting thyroid and mitochondrial function). Key Words : Virgin, Coconut, Oil.
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