Coconut health benefits promote speeding up metabolism which greatly aids in weight loss plus building up immune system benefits. The traditional fats of our forefathers and other traditional societies have been rich in saturated fats such as animal and natural tropical oils.
People in tropical areas who consume large amounts of coconuts get a lot of coconut health benefits and are rarely overweight. They do not suffer from many of the diseases that plague people in the Western World.
Remember the Western world now relies on a wide array of vegetable oils to cook their food with and this type of fat is a relatively new food item that was "introduced" into our diets "in vast amounts" only a few decades ago. You know when all of the heart disease problems seemed to appear. Coincidence? I don't think so!
There is no such thing as coincidences, there is always a reason why diseases or health problems happen. And you just have to say, "No!".
Coconuts contain an abundance of medium chain triglycerides or MCTs which are known for speeding up metabolism.
This type of fatty acid is not normally stored in your body as fat, but instead is used immediately for energy.
These fatty acids or MCTs do not circulate in your bloodstream like other fats.
MCTs are sent directly to your liver where they are quickly converted into energy which also leads to speeding up your metabolism!
Lauric acid is one of the most important coconut health benefits and abundant fatty acids found in coconuts. Lauric acid plays a role in building up immune system.
This medium chain fatty acid is similar to mother's milk and they have similar health benefits.
Lauric acid is converted into Monolaurin which possesses antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties.
Lauric acid enhances the ability of your pancreas to secrete insulin and lauric acid also activates the thyroid which helps with your metabolism.