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Coconut oil’s health and longevity effects proven by centuries of medicinal tradition

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Coconut oil’s health and longevity effects proven by centuries of medicinal tradition

November 9th, 2015, by Julie Wilson

One of today’s most popular superfoods is coconut oil, as its superb health benefits are essentially endless and offer something for everyone. While scientists gave coconut oil a bad rap for awhile due to its saturated fat, it’s far from being a health hazard as we now are learning that certain types of saturated fats are harmless, like the ones found in coconut oil.

Coconut oil doesn’t exactly contain your average saturated fats, but is comprised of Medium Chain Triglycerides that digest quickly, providing the body with energy and many other health benefits.

A certified nutritionist and naturopath, Dr. Bruce Fife, is the coconut oil expert, publishing oodles of information on this superfood. In his book The Coconut Oil Miracle, Fife provides readers with everything you need to know about coconut oil. The following is an excerpt from his book:

“Historically coconut oil is one of the earliest oils to be used as a food and as a pharmaceutical. Ayurvedic literature long promoted the health and cosmetic benefits of coconut oil. Even today the Asian Pacific community, which may represent as much as half the world’s population, uses coconut oil in one form or another.

The truth about coconut oil