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Discussing the Many Benefits of Coconut Oil

July 29th, 2009

coconut_oilOnce upon a time, a lot of people used coconut oil as a cooking oil. Sadly, certain events in history caused the oil to stop getting exported to other countries. Manufacturers tried to hydrogenate the coconut oils we already had here, but unfortunately that caused them to lose many of their healthy benefits.

The good news is that new studies have been conducted and new processing techniques have been created which allows coconut oil to get a brand new life — which is great news for creating a healthy diet.

Coconut oil contains a very special kind of saturated fat — it has medium chain fatty acids. Lauric acid is one of them. The body uses these oils quickly, so they do not get stored in the body as fat.

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