Although we are focusing on the weight loss
factor, the other health benefits from the coconut oil should not be
forgotten. Coconut oil is this century's miracle oil, beating even olive
oil which contains undesirable trans-fats. Ancient Ayurvedic literature
records that coconut oil has been used for centuries to treat a number
of common illnesses due to its ability to fight infection. It is a
natural antibacterial, antiviral and antiprotozoal food.
Coconut oil is also high in lauric acid
which is similar to mother's milk and has similar nutriceutical effects.
Young children and pregnant mothers can benefit from this, It helps to
increase their immunity and provides quick energy. The antibacterial and
antiprotozoal qualities has been found to help in skin ailments and
conditions such as acne, boils and cuts.