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The Benefits of Coconut

Coconut is revered across the globe as a valuable source of both food and medicine.

Here are some of the amazing health benefits of coconut.

  • Contains NO cholesterol!
  • Cooks at high temperatures making it one of the safest oils for cooking. A high smoke temperature of around 176 degrees.
  • Rich in healthy medium-chain-triglycerides.
  • 48% lauric acid (also found in breastmilk).
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Kills viruses that cause influenza, herpes, measles, hep C, SARS, AIDS, and other illnesses.
  • Kills bacteria that causes ulcers, UTI’s, throat infections, gum disease, cavities, pneumonia, gonorrhea, and other diseases.
  • Kills fungi and yeast which cause candidiasis, ringworm, athletes foot, thrush, nappy rash and other infections.
  • Expels or kills tapeworm, lice, giardia and other parasites.
  • Provides a nutritional source of quick energy.
  • Boosts energy and endurance, enhancing physical and athletic endurance.
  • Improves digestion and absorption of other nutrients including vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
  • Improves insulin secretion and utilisation of blood glucose.
  • Relieves stress on pancreas and enzyme systems of the body.
  • Reduces symptoms associated with pancreatitis.
  • Helps relieve symptoms and reduce health risk associated with Diabetes.
  • Reduces problems associated with malabsorption syndrome and cystic fibrosis.
  • Improves calcium and magnesium absorption and supports the development of strong bones and teeth.
  • Helps protect against osteoporosis.
  • Helps relieve symptoms associated with gallbladder disease.
  • Relieves symptoms associated with Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative Colitis and stomach ulcers.
  • Improves digestion and bowel function.
  • Relieves pain and irritation caused by haemorrhoids.
  • Reduces inflammation.
  • Supports tissue healing and repair.
  • Supports and aids immune system function.
  • Helps protect the body from breast, colon and other cancers.
  • Is heart healthy: improves cholesterol ratio reducing risk of heart disease.
  • Protects arteries from injuries that causes atherosclerosis and thus protects against heart disease.
  • Helps prevent periodontal disease and tooth decay.
  • Functions as a protective antioxidant.
  • Helps to protect the body from harmful free radicals that promote premature ageing and degenerative disease.
  • Does not deplete the body of antioxidant reserves like other oils do.
  • Improves utilisation of essential fatty acids and protects them from oxidation.
  • Helps relive symptoms associated with chronic fatigue syndrome.
  • Relieves symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (prostate enlargement).
  • Reduces epileptic seizures.
  • Helps to protect against kidney disease and bladder infections.
  • Dissolves kidney stones.
  • Helps prevent liver disease.
  • Is lower in calories than all other fats.
  • Supports thyroid function.
  • Promotes loss of excess weight by increasing metabolic rate.
  • Is utilised by the body to produce energy in preference to being stored as body fat like other dietary fats.
  • Helps prevent obesity and over weight problems.
  • Applied topically helps to form a chemical barrier on the skin to ward off infection.
  • Reduces symptoms associated with psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis.
  • Supports the natural chemical balance of the skin.
  • Softens skin and helps to relive dryness and flaking.
  • Prevents wrinkles, sagging skin and age spots.
  • Promotes healthy looking hair and complexion.
  • Provides protection against damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation from the sun.
  • Helps control dandruff.
  • Does not form harmful by-products when heated to normal cooking temperature like other oils do.
  • Has no harmful or discomforting side effects.
  • Is completely non-toxic to humans.


Bruce Fife’s book – ‘The Coconut Oil Miracle’. His research as a Professor and youtube video’s.

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