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What Are the Health Benefits of Coconut Oil?

Coconut Oil Uses

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  • Despite naysayers, coconut oil has proven itself. Some of its notable health benefits include improved brain function, stimulating your body's metabolism, generating energy and helping you shed excess body fat
  • Some populations that use coconut oil as a staple food report far lower rates of the strokes, heart disease and brain diseases prevalent in the West
  • Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) in coconut oil may help with weight loss, as opposed to foods with LCTs or long-chain triglycerides
  • Staphylococcus aureus, candida and other notorious pathogens, fungi, bacteria and viruses are destroyed by coconut oil
  • Coconut oil may be helpful for treating epileptic patients, including children
  • As a toiletry, coconut oil is effective as a skin softener, toothpaste, hair conditioner and deodorant, as well as a lice-killer and insect repellent

It seems that coconut oil has been getting a lot of press lately and for many different reasons. It has a number of surprising uses, as a food, certainly, but for many other health-related benefits. Some of them are quite surprising.


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