Coconut oil is a natural oil that is made of a unique combination of fatty acids that can have a positive effect on your health. There are many benefits to using coconut oil such as aiding in weight loss, improving brain function, moisturising skin and killing bacteria.

Coconut oil is packed with healthy saturated fats that produce different effects on your body than other fats in your diet. These healthy fats increase fat burning and provide quick energy to your brain and body. It aids in brain function through the use of fatty acids that act as a secondary fuel source that provides to the brain and nervous system. Coconut oil also helps alleviate dry skin because of its vitamin E content and antioxidant action on the body. The anti-microbial properties in coconut oil can also help with acne, eczema, staph infections and psoriasis. Coconut oil also has lauric acid, which is believed to have anti-viral, antifungal and antibacterial properties which aid in fighting infections.

Adding two tablespoons a day to your diet can have a positive effect on your health and applying it to your skin each night before bed can have you feeling like a new person.

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