Coconut Oil's Impressive Health Benefits

Coconut oil is high in saturated fat content, coconut oil is commonly used in baked goods, pastries, and sautés, for having a "haunting, nutty", flavor with a touch of sweetness.

There are also health benefits found on coconut oil and some of it are:

Kill harmful microorganisms

Lauric acid if digested will form a substance called monolaurin bot of then can kill harmful pathogens like bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Coconut oil contains 50% of the fatty acids 12-carbon Lauric acid.


Coconut oil contains healthy saturated fats that may increase the 'good' HDL cholesterol in your body and also converts the 'bad' LDL cholesterol into a less harmful form.

Hair damage, moisturize skin and function as sunscreen

Coconut oil is not only for food it can serve various purposes such as to protect your hair from damages, for moisturizing the skin and acting like a sunscreen.

Many people are now using coconut oil for the improved health and appearance of their skin and hair. Studies on individuals show that the coconut oil can improve the moisture and fat content of the skin. Coconut oil as shown in one study the effectiveness as a sunscreen is blocking about 20% of the sun's ultraviolet rays.


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Source: healthline

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