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Health Benefits of Coconut Oil and Its Uses

Simply said, coconut oil is one of the healthiest oils that can be used in the diet, the safest cosmetic product in the market, and required component of everyone’s drug locker. Today we will learn more about the health benefits of coconut oil and its uses.

Coconut is composed of about 50% of lauric acid, the same acid found in breast milk, which actually is the only other good known source of lauric acid. This acid, gives the coconut oil an amazing antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial properties, and is useful both, for internal and external use. Coconut is rich in nutrients, fiber, vitamins and minerals.


-Many studies have shown that, the consumption of coconut oil can be very useful to our body, to build resistance to viruses (which cause influenza, measles, hepatitis, herpes) and bacteria (responsible for ulcers, throat infections, urinary tract infections, pneumonia, and gonorrhea), also fungal infections and candida. It also positively affects on the thyroid, and controls the blood sugar.

Coconut oil contains a healthy form of saturated fat, which means its consumption helps in speeding up the metabolism, while giving more energy (fuel for the brain and muscles) and greater stamina. All these affect in the loss of excess weight, and maintain a healthy and balanced weight.