Coconut oil is the healthiest oil on earth” says Dr. Bruce Fife, a naturopathic doctor and the author of “The Healing Miracles of Coconut Oil.”
For thousands of years, coconut oil has been used throughout Asia and the Pacific thanks to its healing properties far beyond any other dietary oil. According to modern researches, coconut oil contains a unique form of saturated fat called medium-chained fatty acids (MCFAs), identical to a special group of fats found mother’s milk. Therefore coconut oil can rightly be called a “ nutraceutical” because of its ability to help a number of health problem, such as heart disease, stroke, hardening of the arteries, asthma ect.
Another incredible fact about coconut oil is that even though it is a fat, it actually promotes weight loss. These MCFAs do not circulate in the bloodstream like other fats, but are sent directly to the liver where they are immediately converted into energy, just like carbohydrates. So the body uses the fat in coconut oil to produce energy, rather than be stored as body fat. Medium chain fatty acids found in coconut oil also speed up the body’s metabolism, burning more calories and promoting weight loss
A good therapeutic dosage is of coconut oil consumption 3 to 4 tablespoons a day. This provides enough lauric acid to build the immune system. REMEMBER: look for unrefined coconut oil or Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
You might use coconut oil in cooking to replace the widely commercialized refined oil that contains high level of trans fatty acids generated by physical agents
Source : Bio: By Maggie VandenBrekel E-Publishing