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Can Consuming Coconut Oil Reduce The Risk Type 2 Diabetes?

By: Chandana Rao

Lately, diabetes has become so common among the masses that not many of us are surprised when our near and dear ones get diagnosed with it, right?

Well, as humans we are no strangers to diseases, but there are certain diseases which can make our lives extremely difficult and diabetes is one such disease.

Diabetes is a condition which has no known cure till date, but its symptoms can be kept under control and it can be treated.

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Diabetes, also known as diabetes mellitus, is classified as a group of metabolic disorders where the affected person's blood sugar/blood glucose level is higher than normal.

There are 2 types of diabetes that can affect people - type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes.

In type 2 diabetes, the affected person's body does not produce enough insulin or the body resists the insulin produced, thus creating a spike in the blood sugar level.

Some of the most common symptoms of type 2 diabetes are frequent urination, excessive hunger, fatigue, weight loss or gain, slow wound healing, nausea, headache, etc.

A recent research study has suggested that consuming coconut oil can prevent and even treat type 2 diabetes. Learn all about it, here.

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How Coconut Oil Prevents Type 2 Diabetes
Now, we already know the fact that consuming a balanced diet can help prevent and treat a number of diseases.

In fact, a balanced diet can boost your immunity and also keep your mental health in good condition.

A balanced diet includes all the nutrients like carbohydrates, fats, protein, fibre, vitamin, minerals, fats, etc. Even if one of these nutrients is missing, we could suffer from deficiencies.

Now, another important nutrient which has a number of medicinal benefits, is omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, found in foods like coconut oil, fish, avocados, nuts, etc.

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Coconut oil has proven to be extremely healthy and even doctors advice people to make it a regular part of their diets.

Now, a recent research study conducted by The George Institute Of Global Health in Australia stated that coconut oil can prevent the development of type 2 diabetes in many people.

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After conducting numerous researches, it was concluded that as coconut oil contains both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, it can boost the body to produce enough insulin, thus preventing type to diabetes and also treat this condition.

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Story first published: Friday, October 13, 2017, 14:00 [IST]
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