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Health Benefits Of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is an edible oil that is extracted from the kernel of fully grown has the following health benefits

1)Helps prevent yeast infection-a good example is candidiasis; a disease caused by excess growth of yeast commonly known as candida albicans which is found in the stomach. This oil has capric acid, caprylic acid, caproic acid mystric acid and lauric acid that help eliminate such bacteria. It also helps in relieving inflammation that is caused by candida on the inside and on the outside. Its healing effect is not drastic one has to increase their intake of coconut oil for good results.

2)promotes weight Loss-It increases the body’s metabolic rate by eliminating stress on the pancreas hence burning more calories which is important in weight loss. It is easy to digest compared to other edible oils. It also contains fatty acids which reduces a person’s appetite.

3)Helps reduce seizures-ketogenic is a diet of very low carbohydrates and high fats. The diet is used to treat drug resistant epilepsy in children. The fatty acids found in this oil go to the liver and are turned into ketones which help to reduce seizures in epileptic children

4) Increases levels of HDI cholesterol- This is good cholesterol that helps to improve the hearts health. Coconut oil contains natural saturated fats and lauric acid that helps increase levels of HDL cholesterol and also turn bad cholesterol into less harmful form to the body. This greatly lowers the risk of heart diseases.

5) Skin care- it is rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, anti-ageing and wound healing properties. It therefore heals various skin conditions for example, eczema, dermatitis, skin wounds burns among others. Appling coconut oil will prevent your skin from harmful effects of uv rays. It also effectively treats burns and helps wounds to heal quickly. Acts as a moisturizer preventing dryness and faking of the skin.

6)It strengthens the immune system- Coconut oil has lauric acid, capric acid, and caprylic acid which have antifungal antibacterial properties that help to fight diseases hence boosting once immunity. The acids also help fight harmful bacteria such as listeria and bacteria causing herpes and thus it is recommended for people living with HIV/AIDS.

7) Prevents digestion problems- The saturated fats found in coconut oil have antimicrobial properties that helps in dealing with bacteria and parasites that cause digestion problems. It relieves constipation and helps in absorption of minerals, nutrients and amino acids.

8) Prevents kidney stones- Coconut oil has medium chain triglycerides and fatty acids that are easily converted into energy when they reach the liver, reducing the livers workload and suppressing fat accumulation, it helps dissolve kidney stones preventing kidney and gall bladder diseases.


Today so many people are suffering from “lifestyle diseases” such as cancer and kidney problems. Coconut oil has been known to control or treat these diseases and thus it can be used as a home remedy that is free from chemicals. It can also be used as a beauty product with properties in smoothening the skin and hair.

The ability to boost the immune system also stands out because one does not become vulnerable to diseases when using coconut oil. Obesity too is something that so many people have to deal which also leads to heart diseases. This oil is a solution that many people might be looking for though it does not heal drastically continuous use yields good frits ev