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The lauric acid content in coconut oil has many health benefits. By consuming coconut oil as a cooking ingredient, it will not cause problems with fat accumulation in the stomach, because coconut oil is easily absorbed into energy.


Since the first coconut oil has been widely used as an alternative treatment of various types of disease problems in humans, ranging from skin diseases to digestive problems. Therefore, the many substances contained make coconut oil one of the many oils used as medicinal ingredients by experts. .

About ninety percent of coconut oil consists of saturated fat, the saturated fat contained is medium chain triglycerides that are assimilated (accepted by the body) well in the body system. Lauric acid is the main contributor accounting for more than forty percent, followed by capric acid, caprylic acid, myristic acid, and palmitic.

The human body converts lauric acid from coconut oil into monolaurin, which is thought to help fight viruses and bacteria that cause diseases such as herpes, influenza, cytomegalovirus, and even HIV. Coconut oil also helps the body fight harmful bacteria such as Listeria monocytogenes and Helicobacter pylori, and harmful protozoa such as Giardia lamblia.

Lauric acid which has an antibacterial effect is capable and effective against acne – a skin problem that often occurs due to the large population of Propionibacterium acne bacteria. In addition, coconut oil also has advantages such as relieving stress, healthy digestion, increasing fitness, easy to absorb and adding energy to be used for hair care.

Using coconut oil as a cooking ingredient every day will certainly get many benefits for the body when compared to other types of oil. Besides being easily absorbed by the body for energy, coconut oil also does not cause a pile of fat in the stomach so it is safer for long-term consumption. Currently, the type of coconut oil that can be used for cooking and frying is RBD coconut oil or commonly called RBD Coconut Oil.