Benefits of Coconut Oil

20 Coconut Oil Benefits & Side Effects (#5 is Life Saving)

Coconut oil, or copra oil, is an edible oil extracted from the kernel or meat of matured coconuts harvested from the coconut palm. It is high in saturated fat and slow to oxidize. 

 

Last week, most of our lab used coconut oil with cocoa powder to make dark chocolate. But if you aren’t a baker, will coconut oil still serve a purpose?

 

Well, you should. Research has finally uncovered the secrets coconuts and coconut oil, namely healthy fats called medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs), these unique fats include:

  • Caprylic acid
  • Lauric acid
  • Capric acid

Coconut Oil Benefits:

Improves Memory and Brain Function

Improves Digestion, Reduces Stomach Ulcers & Ulcerative Colitis

Building Muscle and Losing Body Fat

 

8 thoughts on “Benefits of Coconut Oil”

  1. Wow this is so interesting! I knew coconut oil had a lot of properties but I didn’t realize it could help you build muscle or burn body fat. Good to know, thanks for teaching me something!

  2. I always use coconut oil on my hair before showering. It provides smoothness to dry hair. It is also good as a body creme! Your skin ends up soft and delicate 🙂

  3. I always use coconut oil when I cook at home. I didn’t know that it had all those benefits. Now I will use it even more!

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