Sunday, May 20, 2012
Coconut oil is one of the greatest oils to cook with. It has a long shelf life unlike most other oils. The health benefits are wonderful. Did you know that coconut oil is made up up 50% lauric acid? Lauric acid is the medium chain fatty acid found in breast milk. It works to strengthen the immune system and works to destroy disrupting fungus and bacteria. Besides breast milk, coconut oil is the only other food source that contains high amounts of lauric acid. Cheap vegetable oils are being used in replacement of coconut oil which could be one of the reasons we see so much more sickness these days.