Coconut Oil Nutrition and Its Similarities to Mother’s Milk

Coconut oil nutrition will never surpass nature’s perfect food, mother’s milk, in providing nourishment for babies. Actually, no other food known to man will. But it’s interesting to note coconut oil’s and mother’s milk’s health-giving similarities.

Breast milk was naturally designed to supply all the nutrients babies need. It’s a complete blend of vitamins, minerals, proteins and fats for optimum growth and development. It doesn’t get any better.

Children who are breast-fed take in important nutrients as well as antibodies and other substances necessary to protect them against all kinds of diseases, now and later in life.

A vital ingredient of mother’s milk is Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFA), particularly lauric acid. MCFAs are also an integral component of coconut oil, about 50% of which is lauric acid. The ratio of lauric acid to other MCFAs in breast milk is similar to that in coconut oil.

I just can’t stress enough the value of lauric acid. Your babies immature immune system is supported for the most part by the potent antimicrobial properties of this fatty acid. Below is a table of some of the menacing microorganisms killed by lauric acid.


Human immuno deficiency virus (HIV-1)
Gram-positive bacilli
Hepatitis C virus
Helicobacter pylori
Herpes simplex virus (HSV-1,2)
Staphylococcus aureus
Streptococci A, B, F and G
Epstein-Barr virus
Listeria monocytogenes
Measles virus (rubeola)
Hemophilus influenzae
Leukemia virus
Chlamydia pneumoniae
Streptococcus agalactiae

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