Prevents Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure and Diabetes Reduces Inflammation and Arthritis Cancer Prevention and Treatment Immune System Boost (antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral) Proven Alzheimer’s Disease Natural Treatment Improves Memory and Brain Function Improves Digestion, Reduces Stomach Ulcers & Ulcerative Colitis Prevents Osteoporosis Weight Loss, Building Muscle and Losing Body Fat Benefits for Hair Care For Anti-aging and Hormone Balance Coconut oil boosts your metabolism, giving you more energy throughout the day. Additionally, because coconut oil provides the body with clean and easily-obtainable energy, you’ll feel less hungry after you eat it. It can also improve your digestion and increase your ability to absorb nutrients from the food you eat. As a result, you’ll also experience fewer unhealthy ‘junk’ food cravings. Most people don't drink enough water. This results in a constant state of dehydration which can easily lead to bacterial infection in the urinary tract (also known as a UTI). Of course, our first and best piece of advice would be to simply drink more water. But eating coconut oil is also an effective natural remedy to prevent or treat a UTI. Coconut oil is a powerful natural antibiotic. The MCTs which make up the majority of the oil actually penetrate and dissolve the cellular wall of harmful bacteria. In effect, this causes them to disintegrate and die. The medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) in coconut oil behave differently than other saturated (long-chain) fats. Whereas most saturated fats must be broken down in the intestines before being transported into the bloodstream for use as fuel; the MCTs in coconut oil are absorbed as-is and delivered directly to the liver. The liver then transforms these intact fatty acids directly into energy, thus reducing its already considerable workload. Furthermore, because the liver directly converts MCTs into energy, eating coconut oil also results in less fat accumulation (stored energy from other sources) in and around the liver. Working side-by-side with the liver, the pancreas also benefits when we eat coconut oil. One of the pancreas’ functions is to produce the enzymes needed to transform fatty acids into usable energy. Because its MCTs don't have to be broken down this way, eating coconut oil also reduces strain on the pancreas by lightening its workload.