Coconut Oil is one of my three favorite cooking oils. It is particularly wonderful to cook with, because it has a high smoke point (450 degrees F) and a low degree of oxidation. Oxidation is what occurs when good fats turn bad and become unhealthy. Not only is coconut oil delicious, but it also supports your immune system.

So now you’re probably wondering how this works. Ninety two percent of the fatty acids in coconut oil are saturated, but they’re in a particularly health class of fatty acids called medium-chain triglycerides. The predominant medium chain triglyceride in coconut is lauric acid, which has been shown in many studies to be antimicrobial, antibacterial and antiviral.

The fatty acids in coconut oil are powerful antioxidants.
It is also well documented that the absorption of calcium, magnesium, and also amino acids increased when infants were fed a diet using coconut oil.

And one more interesting fact, populations that consume coconuts as a major part of their diet are rarely troubled by osteoporosis!