Coconut oil has been a mainstay of tropical diets and wellness for centuries. Several studies support the unique benefits of coconut oil, centered around the medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs) it contains. The body can easily digest these saturated fats and convert them into energy. Coconut oil also has many medicinal and health benefits.
Coconut oil has antibacterial properties and can reduce candida, fight bacteria, and create a hostile environment for viruses. Almost half of the fat in coconut is lauric acid, which helps destroy active bacteria in the stomach and mouth. Interestingly, this acid is also in breast milk. Research shows breast milk helps immunize babies against a variety of infections, and lauric acid in coconuts can similarly protect adults.
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