HEALTH BENEFITS OF COCONUT OIL

Research and clinical observation have shown that medium-chain fatty acids, like those found in coconut oil, may provide a wide range of health benefits. Some of these are summarized below:

  • Kills viruses that cause mononucleosis, influenza, hepatitis C, measles, herpes, AIDS and other illnesses
  • Kills bacteria that cause pneumonia, earache, throat infections, dental cavities, food poisoning, urinary tract infections, meningitis, gonorrhea, and dozens of other diseases
  • Kills fungi and yeast that cause candida, jock itch, ringworm, athlete’s foot, thrush, diaper rash and other infections
  • Expels or kills parasites, lice, giardia, and other parasites
  • Provides a nutritional source of quick energy
  • Boosts energy and endurance enhancing physical and athletic performance
  • Improves digestion and absorption of fat-soluble vitamins and amino acids
  • Improves insulin secretion and utilization of blood glucose
  • Relieves stress on pancreas and enzyme systems of the body
  • Reduces symptoms associated with pancreatitis
  • Helps relieve symptoms and reduce health risks associated with diabetes
  • Reduces problems associated with malabsorption syndrome and cystic fibrosis
  • Improves calcium and magnesium absorption and supports the development of strong bones and teeth
  • Helps protect against osteoporosis
  • Helps relieve symptoms of gallbladder disease
  • Relieves symptoms associated with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and stomach ulcers
  • Relieves pain and irritation caused by hemorrhoids
  • Reduces chronic inflammation
  • Supports tissue healing and repair
  • Supports and aids immune system function
  • Helps protect the body from breast, colon, and other cancers
  • Is heart healthy; does not increase blood cholesterol or platelet stickiness
  • Helps prevent heart disease
  • Helps prevent high blood pressure
  • Helps prevent periodontal disease and tooth decay
  • Functions as a protective antioxidant
  • Helps to protect the body from harmful free-radicals that promote premature aging and degenerative disease
  • Does not deplete the body’s antioxidant reserves like other oils do
  • Improves utilization of essential fatty acids and protects them from oxidation
  • Helps relieve symptoms associated with chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Relieves symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (prostate enlargement)
  • Reduces epileptic seizures
  • Helps protect against kidney disease and bladder infections
  • Helps prevent liver disease
  • Is lower in calories than all other fats
  • Supports thyroid function
  • Promotes loss of excess weight by increasing metabolic rate
  • Is utilized by the body to produce energy in preference to being stored as body fat like other dietary fats
  • Helps prevent obesity and overweight problems
  • Applied topically helps to form a chemical barrier on the skin to ward off infection
  • Reduces symptoms associated with psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis
  • Supports the natural chemical balance of the skin
  • Softens skin and helps relieve dryness and flaking
  • Prevents wrinkles, sagging skin, and age spots
  • Promotes healthy-looking hair and complexion
  • Provides protection from the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation from the sun
  • Controls dandruff
  • Helps you look and feel younger
  • Is resistant to oxidation, so has a long shelf life
  • Does not form harmful by-products when heated to normal cooking temperatures like other vegetable oils to
  • Has no harmful or discomforting side effects
  • Is completely non-toxic to humans

Reference: “The Healing Miracles of Coconut Oil” by Bruce Fife, N.D.

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