The unique combination of fatty acids in coconut oil boosts fat loss, heart health, and brain function. The fatty acids in coconut oil can encourage your body to burn fat, and they provide quick energy to body and brain. They also raise HDL (good) cholesterol in your blood, thus may help reduce heart disease risk.
A number of health benefits have been attributed to this oil. These include benefits in skin care, hair care, stress relief, weight loss and cholesterol level maintenance, immuno modulatory effects, cardiovascular uses, and more recently in Alzheimer’s disease.
It is used as cooking oil, and as external application for skin and hair, as an important ingredient for ointments for its wound healing benefits.