Hi! I’m Racquel. BSE student.These are some of the information in my research.
Read the facts below to discover why the Coconut Oil is now referred
to as the “Healthiest Oil in the World” because of its unique health–
giving properties. Studies demonstrate that of all fats and oils,
coconut oil is not only nutritious, but has the most health benefits.
FACT No.1: Coconut oil is the best and richest natural source of the
immune-boosting lauric acid among all the vegetable oils.
Among the vegetable oils traded in the world, coconut oil is
the best and richest natural source of lauric acid which makes up
about 50 percent of its healthy fat content. All other vegetable oils
are completely deficient in this. Lauric Acid, an important component
of breast milkis also the primary saturated fatty acid found in
Lauric Acid is the most important essential fatty acid in
building and maintaining the body’s immune system and has a powerful
antimicrobial effect that can kill a wide variety of infectious
organisms. Among the saturated fatty acids, lauric acid has the
maximum anti-viral activity.
Lauric acid is a medium chain fatty acid (MCFA), which has
the additional beneficial function of being formed into monolaurin
in the body. Monolaurin is the anti-viral, antibacterial and anti-
protozoal monogllyceride used by humans or animals to destroy lipid
coated viruses, such as HIV, herpes, influenza and pathogenic
FACT No.2: Coconut oil is rich in plant-based, healthy type of good
saturated fats which is very different from the animal-based
saturated fats. Coconut oil has no cholesterol.
Coconut oil is rich in plant-based, healthy type of
saturated fats. It is 92 percent highly saturatedfat. Not all
saturated fats are created equal. Just like polyunsaturated fats
which are sub classified into omega 3, omega 6 and omega 9, saturated
fats are also sub-classified into short chain, medium chain and long
chain. The dramatic differnce is with the fatty acid composition and
is fully documented by years of scientific research. In contrast with
animal fats (long chain fatty acids-LCFA) which contain cholesterol,
coconut oil, which is from the plant-based source has no cholesterol.
The fatty acids of coconut oil (medium chain fatty acids-MCFA) are
easily assimilated – they are not stored in tha body like animal
There are good fats and bad fats. Our diet needs to include
the good tyoe of fats such as the saturated fats from coconut oil as
they play an important role in our body chemistry. Sixty percent
(60%) to eighty percent (80%) of our brain tissue and our nervous
system are made of very rich complex of fats. we can live without the
bad fats from red meat or animals, but good fats, such as the fats
from plant-based coconut oil and fats from fishes like salmon and
sardines are essentilaal for good health. We dont necessarily need a
low fat diet. we need a good fat diet.
Goods saturated fats, such as from the plant-based coconuts,
enhance the immune system. The fats around the heart muscle is
highly saturated. The heart draws on this reserve of fat ion times of
stress. Saturated fats also protect the liver from toxic effect of
alcohol and drugs. Fifty percent (50%) of cell membranes also
constitue saturated fatty acids. It gives our cells necessary
firmness and integrity. Saturated fats also play a vital role in the
health of bones. At least 50 percent of dietary fats need to be
saturated for calcium to be effectively incorporated in the skeletal
FACT No.3: Coconut oil is composed predominantly of the health-
boosting Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFA).
Coconut Oil is unique. It is unlike most other dietary
oils. The secret behind coconut oil is that it is composed
predominantly of medium chain fatty acids (MCFA’s) or Medium chain
triglycerides (MCT). It is the MCFA’s which give it its remarkable
nutritional and medicinal properties. Coconut oil has the most or
largest concentration of MCFA’s (64%) compared with the other oils
The majority of the fats in our diet, whether they are
saturated or unsaturated comes from the plant or animal, are composed
of long-chain fatty acids (LCFA’s). Soybean oil, corn oil,canola oil,
olive oil lard, and chicen fat as well as most all other fats and
oils in our diet, are composed entirely of LCFA’s. Some 98 to 100
percent of the fat you eat each day consists of LCFA’s. Long chain
fats take longer to digest and will tend to to be stored as stubborn
fat you can’t get rid of . The medium-chain fatty acid (MCFA’s) from
coconut ol have completely different effect on us than do the long –
chain fatty acids that are more commonly found in our food.