2. Kills Candida
Coconut oil has a good quantity of caprylic acid in it which is well known to kill off excess candida targeting harmful bacteria.
3. Lowers Cholesterol
It is rich in lauric acid which protects your heart by reducing total cholesterol and increasing good cholesterol.
4. Supports The Immune System
It is rich in lauric acid, a nutrient that support the body’s immune system.
5. Helps Keep Diabetes in Check
It does not produce an insulin spike in your bloodstream. Instead it helps control blood sugar by improving the secretion of insulin. Note : This is not a free pass to eat a lot of sugar and other dumb carbs.
6. Reduces Heart Disease
Studies on people in the Pacific Islands found that their total caloric intake included thirty to sixty percent from fully saturated coconut oil. These Pacific Islanders have nearly non-existent rates of cardiovascular disease.
7. Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
Combining Vitamin E Supplements with coconut oil through the skin proved to be a good alternative for those with gastrointestinal malabsorption diseases.
8. Nourishing for The Brain
Studies show that it improves cognitive function, and stalls, or even reverses, neurodegenerative diseases in their early stages.
9. Helps With Weight Loss
Even though it is a fat, coconut oil actually helps with weight loss! The healthy medium chain fatty acids do not circulate in the bloodstream like other fats; they are sent directly to the liver and are converted into energy. Thus the body does not store the fat in coconut oil as fat; it uses it to produce energy instead.
10. Good for The Skin
When applied externally it forms a protective antibacterial layer protecting the infected body part. Also coconut, oil speeds up the healing process of bruises by helping to repair damage tissues.