- It's high in Lauric Acid (and other lipids) which converts into Monolaurin in the body (the only other source of Monolaurin is found in breast milk). Because of this Coconut oil is said to have significant benefits in fighting viruses such as influenza.
- It contains medium-chain triglycerides which aid the body in fighting bacteria.
- It contains Vitamin's E and K so is great for your skin. I use it as moisturizer!
- It helps with weight loss by taking stress off your organs and speeding up metabolism, thereby helping to burn excess fat. It's also great for the thyroid and enzyme systems.
Amazing stuff really. Try substituting other oils in your cooking with coconut oil - it is the most stable of all oils when heated!