In recent times coconut oil is touted as the go to fat. Coconut oil is derived from the flesh of
coconuts. Coconut oil has a sweet taste. Coconut oil is a saturated fatty acid. It is rich in
medium chain fatty acids called lauric acid. A few studies suggest that usage of extra virgin
coconut oil may help your waistline. In south India, coconut oil is used freely in cooking. It is
used in frying since it has a higher smoking point. Coconut oil promotes ketosis a state where the body burns fat for energy and increases HDL a high-density cholesterol. Coconut oil helps in killing bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Virgin Coconut oil also helps in improving memory problems.
It reduces inflammation and healing and maintains hormone balance. Coconut oil has these qualities because it has lauric acid. Even though it has all these amazing qualities coconut oil is still a saturated fatty acid and it should be used in moderation. Coconut oil has a shelf life of 3 to 6 months and can be stored in your pantry.