Coconut oil is an edible oil that has been consumed in the tropics for thousands of years. Studies on native diets high in coconut consumption show that these populations are generally in good health, and do not suffer from many of the modern diseases of western nations. It offers outstanding health benefits to almost all areas of wellness, from immune function to weight loss, cardiovascular health and hair quality.
Coconut oil was once prevalent in western countries like Canada and the United States as well. With a long shelf life and a melting point of 76 degrees, it was a favorite in the baking industry. There are however two different kinds of coconut oil: regular and extra virgin. Extra virgin coconut oil possesses
a coconut taste while regular coconut oil has virtually no taste.
The vast majority of the fats and oils we eat, whether they are saturated or unsaturated or come from an animal or a plant, are composed of long-chain triglycerides. Coconut oil is unique because it is composed predominately of medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) which, for the most part, give it its
unique character and healing properties.
Listed below are a few of the many benefits of coconut oil.
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