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Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is now gaining long overdue recognition as a nutritious health food and described as "the healthiest oil on earth." The difference is in the fat molecule size. All fats and oils are composed of molecules called fatty acids. The size of the fatty acid is extremely important because our bodies respond to and metabolize each fatty acid differently depending on its size.

The physiological effects of MCFA (Medium Chain fatty acids) in coconut oil are distinctly different from those of LCFA (Long chain Fatty acids) more commonly found in our foods. The saturated fatty acids in coconut oil are predominately medium-chain fatty acids. Both the saturated and unsaturated fat found in meat, milk, eggs, and plants (including most all vegetable oils) are composed of LCFA.

MCFA are very different from LCFA. They do not have a negative effect on cholesterol and help to protect against heart disease. MCFA help to lower the risk of both atherosclerosis and heart disease. It is primarily due to the MCFA in coconut oil that makes it so special and so beneficial.

There are only a very few good dietary sources of MCFA. By far the best sources are from coconut and palm kernel oils.


Virgin coconut oil can help to slow down the effects of ageing and repairing of tissues in the body. It is filled with antioxidants and works against cardiovascular problems and the ageing of the skin.

Miracle Oil For Skin

Virgin coconut oil is good for helping your skin through the ageing process and also is an excellent moisturizer. It is safe to use on babies and on young children. When applied to your hair, coconut oil is a natural hair conditioner and dandruff controller. Use it regularly and you'll be able to see the benefits over time.

Improves Heart Health

One of the most impressive health benefits of coconut oil has to do with your heart. Years ago it was a common belief that all fats and oils were bad for the heart. Now we know coconut oil, along with a few others, can actually improve your heart health by reducing cholesterol. Consider using coconut oil when cooking.

Other Health Benefits Are

  • Improving function of immune system.
  • Helping protection against brain-related disorders.
  • Lowering risk of diabetes.
  • Reducing joint and muscle inflammation.
  • Strengthening liver.
  • Killing bacteria and parasites.
  • Protecting against cancer and other immune-related diseases.
  • Easing acid reflux and promoting proper digestive function.
These are just a fraction of the numerous health benefits of coconut oil.

Virgin coconut oil is rich in Lauric acid

Pure virgin coconut oil contains about 50 percent lauric acid, and is the most abundant natural source of lauric acid available.

How the Body Uses Lauric Acid

Human body converts lauric acid into monolaurin, a monoglyceride compound that exhibits antiviral, antimicrobial, antiprotozoal and antifungal properties. It acts by disrupting the lipid membranes in organisms like fungus, bacteria and viruses and destroys them.
Without a plentiful source of lauric acid, the body cannot produce monolaurin, and all of these important benefits are lost. Many people who regularly consume coconut oil experience less sickness.

Virgin Coconut Oil is as Good as Breast Milk

Breast milk is the only other natural source that contains such a high concentration of Lauric acid which could explain the drastic decrease of infections in breast-fed babies.


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