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The Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

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  Coconut oil is experiencing a popularity boom all over the world [1] right now. Not only is it delicious and great to use in the kitchen, it has also gained a reputation as something of a miracle-cure for a number of ailments. However, when something is hyped as much as coconut oil is, the truth can sometimes get lost amongst the myths [2], which ultimately works against the credibility of the substance. Here, therefore, are some tried, tested, and proven health benefits of coconut oil. Coconut Oil Boosts Your Immune System Coconut oil contains a lot of a substance […]

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Coconut Oil Holds Promise for Arthritis Sufferers

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Virgin coconut oil has been studied and found to hold promise for everything from  reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease to providing healthier skin. Now, in the first study of its kind, researchers in India have found that the antioxidant compounds unique to coconut oil may ease the inflammation of arthritis, the hallmark of the disease. It is a common cause of pain and disability, especially among older adults. Almost 50% of adults 65 and older have been diagnosed with arthritis. In the new study, arthritic rats were injected with natural antioxidant compounds, called polyphenols, from virgin coconut oil. The […]

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Coconut Oil Nutrition—A Different Kind of Fat

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Coconut oil is a fat, just like butter, olive oil and canola oil are fats. But not all fats are nutritionally equal. Far from it. And that’s where the real coconut oil nutrition story begins. Coconut oil contains small amounts of iron and vitamins E and K, is rich in antioxidant compounds, provides 117 calories per tablespoon, the same as most other oils, and 13.6 grams of total fat—87% of that is saturated. That’s when eyebrows might be raised. But it’s the type of saturated fat that makes virgin coconut oil stand out from the rest. All fats and oils […]

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