Degenerative Diseases, Diet, Healthy Foods, Natural Remedies

50 Health Advantages of Coconut Oil

Millions of people throughout Asia, the Pacific Islands, Africa and Central America have been including coconuts as a significant food source in their diet for millennia.  Before modern foods were introduced, some communities were almost entirely dependent upon coconut. In those cultures, diseases such as heart disease, cancer, arthritis, diabetes and other degenerative disease were largely unknown.

Today, coconut oil is recognized as a superfood. It is comprised of 49 percent lauric acid, which endows it with antimicrobial, antifungal, and antibacterial qualities. People who include coconut oil in their diet often report lower cholesterol, weight loss, increased immunity, better digestion and metabolism, and healthier skin and hair.

There are so many reported claims of health advantages from coconut oil, it’s difficult to list them all.  Among other benefits, coconut oil is said to:

  1. Reduce psoriasis
  2. Eliminate dandruff
  3. Remove precancerous skin lesion
  4. Speed flu recovery
  5. Stop bladder infections
  6. Overcome chronic fatigue
  7. Relieve hemorrhoids
  8. Treat dental cavities
  9. Reduce peptic ulcers
  10. Help with benign prostaic hyperplasia
  11. Treat Epilepsy
  12. Clear up genital herpes
  13. Treat Hepatitis C
  14. Treat HIV/AIDs
  15. Prevent heart disease
  16. Indirectly lower bad cholesterol and increases good cholesterol.
  17. Reduce blood clotting
  18. Reduce stroke risk
  19. Prevent damage from free radicals
  20. Improve dental health
  21. Improve immune system
  22. Treat Candida
  23. Treat infections
  24. Treat parasites
  25. Improv
  26. Help with weight loss
  27. Speed your metabolism
  28. Increase energy
  29. Reduce cravings for junk food
  30. Prevent liver spots
  31. Remove dead skin cells
  32. Limit damage from sun exposure
  33. Eliminate dry skin
  34. Protect skin from germs
  35. Heal wounds
  36. Condition hair
  37. Quickly reduce blisters
  38. Reduce warts
  39. Eliminate athletes foot
  40. Prevent wrinkles
  41. Reduce inflammation
  42. Support the development of strong bones
  43. Protect against osteoporosis
  44. Reduce symptoms associated with pancreatitis
  45. Reduce severity of symptoms in malabsorption syndrome
  46. Reduce severity of symptoms in cystic fibrosis
  47. Relieve symptoms of gallbladder disease
  48. Relieve symptoms associated with Crohn’s disease
  49. Relieve symptoms associated with ulcerative colitis
  50. Relieve symptoms associated with stomach ulcers

In our next article, we’ll examine even more of the benefits of this superfood, and explore some of the ways to use it.