benifits of virgin coconut oil
July 7, 2007 3:58am CST
VCO is now getting global reputation as the healthiestm and versatile oil in the world. THe Philippines is one of the best sources of virgin coconut oil and its popularity in the country legendary.Although not an herb, we decided to make an article about VCO because of the growing interest on the oil and after receiving several inquiries. Virgin Coconut oil and regular coconut oil is rich in LAuric acid, an essential fatty acid that is only found in high concentrations in mother's milk. When taken internally, lauric acid turns into a compound known as monolaurin. It is this compound that is believed to fight viral pathogens that protects from bacteria, viruses and infections from parasites. Coconut oil also causes the metabolic rate to increase, hence helps reduce weight and is safe and beneficial for diabetics. For many years, cocnut oil has been discredited(espedially in the west)because of its high in satuarated fats content. But recent studies have shown that not all saturated fats are the same.