Most fats and oils (from plants or animals) contain long-chain fatty
acids. Coconut oil is different in that it is a saturated fat containing
mainly medium-chain fatty acids and it is these fatty acids that are
responsible for its healing properties.
- It is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6].
- It reduces the incidence of coronary heart disease  and vascular disease [7, 8].
medium-chain triglycerides have been shown to reduce both body weight
and waist circumference [9, 10]. Like all fats, it suppresses the
appetite. When added to food, it causes you to eat less and to stay full
for longer periods. Its medium-chain fatty acids are are not stored as
fat but are metabolised in the liver with the release of energy [1,
How to use it
- Rub it on the skin as a skin moisturiser
- Use it to moisturise and soften the hair
- Add it to smoothies, to add a delicious flavour
- Use it for cooking but as with all oils, it should be used in moderation
A Word of Caution
Always make sure that you use virgin coconut oil. Other types may have been bleached and deodorised .
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