Coconut oil has a beneficial effect. First of all, oil is as healthy as breast milk, thus protecting and strengthening newborn babies and infants. Both oil and milk have lauric acid. Coconut oil consists of about 50% lauric acid. Due to its antimicrobic qualities, this type of acid helps to overcome different diseases caused by bacteria, improves immunity and assists in nutritive minerals’ intake.
Benefits of coconut oil
Coconut oil is a good helper in absorbing nutritional substances from everyday alimentation. Being highly-nourishing, it possesses various useful properties corresponding to those of breast milk:
Coconut oil consists of laurostearic acid. It belongs to the fatty acid group and possesses a huge diversity of useful properties both for babies and adults. The acid’s antimicrobic qualities protect babies’ immune system, which is still developing, from versatile viruses or bacteria, and maintain their digestive apparatus much healthier.
Thanks to the laurostearic acid existence, the majority of formula milk includes coconut oil as an ingredient. Coconut oil together with breast milk has many immunity-improving properties in common. Thus breastfed babies grow up quicker and are much healthier than non-breastfed ones.
Coconut oil is considered to be a natural substance. One tablespoon of oil contains about 7grams of lauric acid. The acid is also present in a dried coconut or its milk, but its amount is much less. Since there is no official prescription concerning the acceptable daily intake of lauric component, daily consumption of 10-20 grams will be enough both for grownups and children. Begin with a small dosage and eventually increase it until 2 or 3 tbs. Consuming 2 or3 tbs on a daily basis will help you enhance immunity, increase metabolism, improve hair and skin, and fight off various microbes and viruses.