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Health Benefits of Coconut

Over the past few years, many research studies have been conducted, which not only belied many negative claims against coconut, but have proven that coconut is actually a HEALTHY food. Here are a few references and links which elaborate on the use of coconut as a food which offers many health benefits:

The Health Benefits of Medium Chain Fatty Triglycerides
Since approximately 64% of coconut oil consists of medium chain triglycerides (MCT's) this article leads to an understanding of why coconut oil is so beneficial for our health and why it has rightly been called the healthiest dietary oil. >>

Coconut: In Support of Good Health in the 21st Century
Coconuts play a unique role in the diets of mankind because they are the source of important physiologically functional components. These physiologically functional components are found in the fat part of whole coconut, in the fat part of desiccated coconut, and in the extracted coconut oil. >>

Health Benefits of Coconut (PDF)
Various recent researches have shown that coconut/coconut oil is a real source of health benefits - a true nutrition powerhouse - in contrast to the negative perception some years ago. >>