Coconut Oil Benefits: Ignite an Explosion of Health Blessings

Coconut oil benefits range from the ordinary to the extraordinary. No other oil or fat can compare to The Healthiest and Greatest Oil on Earth. Period!
For thousands of years, entire generations have used coconut oil in key areas of their lives such as disease cure and prevention, hair and skin, etc.

In my observations, many of my Filipino countrymen who still use coconut oil “the old-fashioned way,” are enjoying enviable health. Most of them live in the provinces, far from the influences of the Western diet.

Revered especially in the tropics, many aptly call it The Drugstore in a Bottle and Nature’s Medicine Chest because of its amazing resume of health blessings.

As far as we know, there is no dietary fat (probably all other foods as well) with a health-promoting spectrum as wide as that of coconut oil benefits. It has to be one of the most precious gifts from God to humanity. The benefits are just too many not to be.

Weight Management

Coconut oil benefits range from the ordinary to the extraordinary.

All fats and oils contain 9 calories per gram, except for one. Coconut oil only has 8.6 calories per gram. The simple act of replacing other oils with coconut oil is enough to make you lose weight.

A single meal containing Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT), the primary fat molecules in coconut oil, can accelerate your metabolism for up to 24 hours. This is called the thermogenic effect. During this time, your body will burn more calories faster and fewer can be converted into body fat.

Boost Your Immune System

Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFA), the broken down form of MCTs, can neutralize all lipid-coated bacteria and viruses, including the dreaded AIDS and SARS viruses. Fungi, parasites and protozoa are also susceptible to the antimicrobial punch of MCFAs.

These coconut oil benefits can take over the germ-killing job of your immune system. It enables your bodily defenses to do other urgent tasks such as searching and destroying cancerous cells and other toxins that could wreak havoc on your health.

Pamper Your Skin and Hair

The small size of MCTs and their affinity for hair proteins enable them to penetrate the hair shaft and reduce hair protein loss. Coconut oil has a regenerative effect on hair follicles, stimulating hair growth.

Coconut oil is the best natural exfoliant, removing stubborn dead skin cells. By strengthening your skin’s connective tissues, it prevents wrinkles and stretch marks, even sagging skin. Apply it on cuts and burns and you’ll see what I mean.

Control Diabetes

Coconut oil benefits for the hair and skin has been around for thousands of years.

Unlike glucose, MCFAs can feed your cells even without insulin. You read right, without insulin!

It doesn’t matter if you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, MCFAs can still nourish each and every cell in your body. With coconut oil benefits, it’s certainly possible to end your reliance on insulin medication.

Since coconut oil increases your metabolic rate, it also increases your pancreas’ production of insulin and the absorption of glucose into your cells. It improves insulin sensitivity as well which is critical for Type 2 diabetics.

How Much Oil?

Use the coconut oil maintenance dosage to integrate the oil into your daily diet, for maintaining overall well-being. Use the coconut oil therapeutic dosage if you’re fighting an illness and can be five times the maintenance dosage, even more.

Your immune system is your number one defense against all diseases and 80% of it is located in your digestive tract. The coconut oil detox is one of the most powerful ways to get your digestive system functioning at an optimum level.

The List Goes on…

We can write a whole series of books enumerating all the wonderful coconut oil benefits. It is from nature, perfectly safe, and most of all, remarkably effective. Coconut oil is the only oil man knows of that can do all of the above and a whole lot more.


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Congestion and Cough,
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Does it help with snoring and how do I use it? Hi Debra, In my research, I have not encountered one that shows coconut oil helps with snoring. …

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Does coconut oil help the kidneys, liver and with fibromyalgia? Hi Chris, Yes, coconut oil helps your kidneys, liver and with fibromyalgia! Please …

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Is Coconut Oil Working for Me? Not rated yet
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Correct Daily Dosage Levels? Not rated yet
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Coconut Oil Effects on Alzheimer’s Not rated yet
Does coconut oil have any beneficial effect on Alzheimer’s or dementia? Hi Frances, It appears that coconut oil, specifically Medium Chain …

Can Consuming Coconut Oil Increase My Weight? Not rated yet
Hi, I am a female aged 51 yrs. I want to take coconut for all the health benefits it offers (pain in right leg from hip downwards, pain in right …

Coconut Oil for Hepatitis B and Others Not rated yet
I am diagnosed with Hepatitis B and I have never used (even tasted) coconut. So I started with the water and I try to get benefits from oil and milk. …

Coconut Oil for Epilepsy Not rated yet
What amount of coconut oil to give to a six-year old child with epilepsy? Also, what is the best brand to use? Hi, The coconut oil maintenance …

Coconut Oil for Pets Not rated yet
Can coconut oil be used on pets? Hi, Yes, coconut oil can be used on pets. My friend’s dog had a lump on top of his head. Daily application …

Oil Pulling Not rated yet
Has anyone tried coconut oil for oil pulling? I use olive and sesame seed oils but had little results with coconut oil. I do use coconut oil on my skin …

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