Top 10 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

Top 10 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

2. May boost heart health

Coconut is an uncommon food in the Western world, with health-conscious people being the main consumers.

However, in some parts of the world, coconut — which is loaded with coconut oil — is a dietary staple that people have thrived on for generations.

For example, a 1981 study noted that the population of Tokelau, an island chain in the South Pacific, obtained over 60% of their calories from coconuts. Researchers reported not only good overall health but also very low rates of heart disease.

Kitavan people in Papua New Guinea also eat a lot of coconut, alongside tubers, fruit, and fish, and have little stroke or heart disease.

SUMMARYSeveral populations around the world have thrived for generations eating a substantial amount of coconut, and studies show they have good heart health.

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