Virgin Coconut Oil-Amazing Health Benefits

Virgin coconut oil – amazing health benefits

Saturated fats are classified into 2 groups namely long chain fatty acids (LCFA) and medium chain fatty acids (MCFA).

Long chain fatty acids (LCFA) like in beef, mutton, pork and dairy can cause platelets to become sticky and increase cardiovascular diseases.  Medium chain fatty acids (MCFA) as found in coconut oil are smaller in size and more water soluble and easier to digest.

Virgin coconut oil contains various MCFA`s like: lauric acid, myristic acid, caprylic acid and capric acid.  Lauric acid makes up 50% of the fatty acid content in coconut oil and the only other abundant source in nature in human breast milk.

Virgin coconut oil has the following health benefits:

  • Coconut oil can improve insulin sensitivity
  • Coconut oil can boost thyroid function
  • It can increase digestion and enhance the absorption of fat soluble vitamins
  • The Lauric acid in coconut oil  improve HDL cholesterol and thus can reduce total cholesterol levels
  • Coconut oil contains medium triglycerides fats that boosts energy burning that can assist in losing weight
  • It is a good moisturiser with vitamin E
  • It has anti-aging effects that can reduce the need for antioxidants
  • Lauric acid in coconut oil is converted into monolaurin.  It is a  monoglyceride that is used by the body to destroy viruses, bacteria and parasites

Three reasons why you should replace your cooking oil with organic virgin coconut oil

  • Coconut oil contain less calories
  • Coconut oil  is immediately converted into energy unlike other fats
  • It can enhance weight loss because it can boost your metabolism

Please note

Always buy organic virgin coconut oil – it is unrefined and has been extracted with minimum heat to ensure all the active ingredients stay the same.


One tablespoon a day

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