Coconut oil’s many health potential benefits come primarily from its bountiful medium-chain triglycerides, which unlike many other fats are quickly burned for energy, as well as from its vitamins and other compounds like caprylic acid. Coconut oil’s anti-inflammatory properties may help support better thyroid function. The healthy fats may make your skin more resilient against sun damage and may help combat skin conditions like acne, eczema and dermatitis. The fiber in coconut oil may help relieve constipation, and you may even get cold and allergy relief by using it in a nasal rinse.
- Of recent times, we have found that coconut oil is becoming very popular and coconut oil can be found in nearly every grocery store.
- Coconut has several uses and some of them include using coconut flesh as flakes on yoghurt, replacing traditional flour with coconut flour, and using coconut milk in curry dishes.
- Some components in coconut oil are laurie acid and caprylic acid which are important for the treatment of viruses and bacteria and Vitamin E, Vitamin K, and iron.
“Coconut oil is rich in medium-chain triglycerides, which are the healthy fatty acids also found in dairy products like yogurt and milk, according to LiveStrong.”