Monday, February 17, 2014
Top 10 Health Benefits of Coconut Oil
Posted by Green Yatra at 5:24 PM
Coconut oil has been a dietary and beauty staple for ages in tropical regions, especially Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands. Its use and popularity is growing across the globe and for good reason. Coconut oil is an excellent source of nutrition and has many health benefits. Because the oil contains more than 90 percent saturated fat, it was long believed to be unhealthy. But opinions are shifting as more is learned about the profound positive effects that coconut oil can have on health. For example, it has antioxidant, antimicrobial, antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. It also helps in the absorption of other minerals. In fact, coconut oil is one of the few foods that can be classified as a “superfood” that fosters health and beauty from the inside out. Here are the top 10 health benefits of coconut oil.