The Health Benefits Of Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil Benefits

Did you know that the saturated fat in coconut oil is made of medium chained fatty acids? These fatty acids are processed differently in the body than animal, long chained fatty acids.

They go straight to the liver from the digestive tract, where they are used as a quick source energy or turned into so-called ketone bodies, which may help support the health and function of the brain and nervous system.

In fact, almost 50% of the fatty acid in coconut oil is lauric acid. Lauric acid has been shown to have powerful immune supporting properties.

When it comes to weight management, coconut oil may help suppress cravings and help you control your appetite. In several studies, men and women who consumed coconut oil on a regular basis, especially in the morning ate several hundred less calories a day compared to people who consumed no coconut oil at all.

However, the health benefits of coconut oil aren’t limited to the internal systemic functions of the body. Your overall appearance may also benefit.

Studies show that coconut oil, when used topically on a regular basis can improve the lipid profile of skin and hair. In addition coconut oil blocks up to 20% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays when applied topically. Although common sense must prevail and sensible exposure to the sun’s rays must always be encouraged. Coconut oil should not be used as a replacement for SPF sun creams.


Oil pulling has been used for thousands of years as an effective & completely natural safe method to improve oral health. The mouth is home to millions of bacteria, fungi, virus as well as other toxins.

The oil acts as a cleanser that attracts the pathogens to it. It pulls all the gunk out from between the teeth and the gums before they are able to cause damage to the mouth or circulate around the rest of the body. Teeth enamel is porous and the coconut oil can penetrate deep into the enamel giving the dental support your teeth need.

By using coconut oil as explained above, in conjunction with regular brushing, flossing and all-round dental hygiene, you’ll be on the right path to healthy teeth and gums.

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