Coconut oil is cholesterol and trans fat-free, and is rich in medium-chain good fats. Unlike other oils, Affinity's Coconut Oil is pure white and has a pleasant tropical aroma.
Coconut oil is a fat consisting of about 90% saturated fat. The oil contains predominantly medium chain triglycerides, with roughly 92% saturated fatty acids, 6% monounsaturated fatty acids, and 2% polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Virgin coconut oil is derived from fresh coconuts rather than dried, as in copra.
Coconut oil is commonly used in cooking, especially when frying, and is excellent as a skin moisturizer and softener.
Coconut oil has also been tested for use as a feedstock for biodiesel to be used as a diesel engine fuel.
Health benefits of coconut oil
From his extensive research of the medical literature, Dr. Fife has come up with a slew of health benefits associated with coconut oil.
Some of them are:
Reduces risk of atherosclerosis and heart disease.
Reduces risk of cancer and other degenerative conditions.
Helps prevent bacterial, viral and fungal (including yeast) infections.
Supports immune system function.
Helps control diabetes.
Provides an immediate source of energy.
Supports healthy metabolic function.
Promotes weight loss.
Supplies fewer calories than other fats.
Improves digestion and nutrient absorption.
Helps prevent osteoporosis.
Helps keep skin soft and smooth.