Health Facts & Tips #1

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100 Health facts and tips (#1 of 100)

#1 Coconut oil has multiple uses and health benefits.

Did you know that the saturated fat found in coconut oil does not play a role heart disease, according to studies done? Saturated fat makes up 90% of coconut oil, fifty percent of that contains lauric acid. Lauric acid supports immunity. Once in the body lauric acid converts into another substance called monlaurin that has anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-protozoa properties. Coconut oil can be used for cooking, skin care and hair care. It is used as energy and not stored as fat. Some give it credit in their weight loss achievements.