Coconuts are considered super foods which means that they have plenty of nutrients that give them an edge over other foods. Here are some of the reasons that make coconut oil, which is an extract of coconuts, very vital for good health.
It was previously thought that the saturated fat in coconut oil was harmful, however, research shows that the saturated fat contained in the oil is not harmful to the body. In addition to this, the coconut oil contains healthy fatty acids which are metabolized quickly and are a good source of energy and have therapeutic properties for those with conditions such as Alzheimer’s and epilepsy.
Obesity is a worldwide problem and coconut oil can help overweight people by helping burn more calories and consequently reduce body fat content faster. This has mainly been attributed to the presence of Medium Chain Triglycerides which help in boosting energy expenditure.
A large percentage of the content of coconut oil is made up of lauric acid, which is partly responsible for destroying harmful pathogens such as fungi, bacteria, and viruses.