Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil contains medium chain fatty acids, MCFAs, which include caprylic acid, lauric acid and capric acid.  These MCFAs that are in coconut oil go through a 3 step process to be turned into fuel, where other fats go through a 26 step process.  This is a list of health benefits of coconut oil from Dr. Axe.


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MCFAs are

  • Easier to digest
  • Not readily stored as fat
  • Are anti-microbial and anti-fungal
  • Smaller in size, allowing easier cell permeability for immediate energy
  • Processed by the liver, which means that they are immediately converted to energy instead of being stored as fat

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Health Benefits of coconut oil

  • Prevents high blood pressure
  • It cures UTI and kidney infection and protects the liver
  • Reduces inflammation and arthritis
  • Immune system boost
  • Improves brain function
  • Improves energy
  • Improves digestion
  • Reduces symptoms of gallbladder disease and pancreatitis
  • Improves skin tissues
  • Prevents gum disease and tooth decay
  • Helps with weight loss
  • Helps with building muscle
  • It helps with hair

 

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