10 Things to Know about Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil is a natural sunscreen if it's pure and unadulterated

1) Coconut oil is called “the healthiest dietary oil in the world”

2) When we cook with coconut oil, it is remains stable, avoiding oxidisation and free radicals. The only other cooking oil that can claim this is palm kernel oil. ALL other dietary oils go toxic at cooking heats

3) According to studies in the 1930’s and beyond, coconut in all its forms has been used by the South Pacific Islanders for centuries for optimum health. It was only the introduction of western foods that created health challenges in these areas. Other countries that have a high use of coconut oil are statistically very healthy ie lower rates of heart disease etc

4) There are good and bad saturated fats. Some of the good ones are coconut oil and butter

5) Coconut oil improves digestion

6) Coconut oil is heart-friendly – it actually assists in preventing heart disease (whereas the mono & polyunsaturated cooking oils contribute to heart disease)

7) Coconut oil contains lauric acid which is a very important ingredient for health, usually only found in breast milk. Lauric acid strengthens our immune system

8) Regular intake of coconut oil increases your metabolism, which assists with energy levels, weight management and weight loss

9) Coconut oil is antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, antimicrobial and antiprotozoal. When sickness occurs, coconut oil will literally kill off the baddies while leaving the good organisms in place for a faster return to health

10) Coconut Oil improves thyroid function

References:
Numerous books by Bruce Fife ND including  The Coconut Oil Miracle and Coconut Cures

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