Coconut Oil Health Benefits
Source: “ The Healing Miracles of Coconut Oil ” by Bruce Fife,N.D.
Medical Research and clinical observations have shown that medium-chain fatty acids from coconut oil may provide a wide range of health benefits, some of which are summarized below:
- Helps the body to reduce viruses that cause mononucleosis, influenza, hepatitis C, measles, herpes, AIDS & other illnesses
- Helps reduce bacteria that cause pneumonia, ear ache, throat infections, dental cavities, food poisoning, urinary tract infection
- Kills fungi and yeast that cause candida, jock itch, ringworm, athlete’s foot, thrush, diaper rash and other infections
- Provides a source of quick energy
- Improves digestion and absorption of fat soluble vitamins and amino acids
- Improves insulin secretion and utilization of blood glucose
- Improves calcium and magnesium absorption
- Support tissue healing and repair
- Is heart healthy, does not increase blood cholesterol or platelet stickiness
- Helps prevent heart disease, atherosclerosis, & stroke
- Helps prevent high blood pressure
- Functions as protective antioxidant. Does not deplete the body’s antioxidant reserves like other oils do.
- Is lower in calories than other fats
- Promotes loss of excess weight by increasing metabolic rate. Helps prevent obesity and overweight problems.
- Supports the chemical balance of the skin. softens skin and helps relieve dryness and flaking. Prevents wrinkles, sagging skin and age spots
- Helps to protect the body from harmful free radical that promote premature aging and degenerative disease
- Improve utilization of essential fatty acids and protects them from oxidation.
- Promotes healthy looking hair and complexion.
- Provides protection from the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation from the sun
- Is resistant to oxidation so has long shelf life, it has no enzymes, so theoretically it can’t decompose
- Does not form harmful by-products when heated to normal cooking temperatures such as polyunsaturated vegetable oils
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