Coconut oil is made up of medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) which are absorbed by the body, unlike long chain fatty acids.
Coconut oil acts as a natural laxative, it lubricates the digestive system enabling easy bowel movement.
Coconut oil prevents diabetes and controls it by lowering cholesterol and regulating blood sugar levels.
Coconut oil is antioxidant in nature and reduces stress & depression. Studies done on rats have proven that it helps prevent depression.
Coconut oil helps the body absorb calcium and prevents osteoporosis. It is anti-inflammatory in nature, it soothes joint pain and also lubricates them.
Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid which is antibacterial in nature. It fights off bacteria that may lead to gingivitis and cavities.
MCTs in coconut oil break down into ketones which are used by the brain cells as fuel.
Coconut oil does not trigger the release of insulin, it helps our cells bind to insulin which improves blood sugar regulation.