Here are more benfits of coconut oil.
1) Increase metabolic rate in human or animal body. Coconut oil affects your thyroid in a good way.
2) Coconut oil also has only has 7 cal per gram, inlike most fats that have 9 cal per gram. So coconut oil is less fattening than other oils or fat.
3) Coconut oil is classifies as a functional food. A functional food provides health benefits and provides basic nutrients . As a functional food, coconut has fatty acids which provide both energy (nutrients) and antimicrobial properties (functional component).
About 50% of the fatty acids in coconut fat are from lauric acid. Lauric acid is a medium chain fatty acid. Lauric acid is also found in mother’s breast milk. Lauric is antiviral, antibacterial, and antiprotozoal used by the human to destroy lipid coated viruses such as HIV and herpes.
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Also, approximately 6-7% of the fatty acids in coconut fat are capric acid. Capric acid is another medium chain fatty, which has also has antimicrobial functions including antiviral effects against HIV and is being tested for antiviral effects against herpes simplex and antibacterial effects against chlamydia. It is the fat in coconut oil that kills lipid coated DNA and RNA viruses including HIV and herpes viruses as well gram positive bacteria.
4) Coconut oil is also very stable for long periods of time, meaning it will not get rancid.