Virgin Coconut Oil - VCO or Minyak Kelapa Dara is made up of fatty acids, where the dominant group is called Medium Chain Fatty Acids. Due to their uniqueness, MCFAs consisting mainly of Capric, Caprilic & Lauric fatty acids. The Lauric acid is known to have natural potent antimicrobial properties. Virgin Coconut Oil could help to increase body's immune system by eradicating harmful microbes when consumed as a food.
Other benefits includes:
- It helps reduce "bad" (LDL) cholesterol levels, while increasing good (HDL) cholesterol levels.
- It has antimicrobial effects – it inactivates bacteria, fungi, and viruses.
- It helps improve metabolism, reduce body fat, and promote weight loss.
- It helps improve digestion.
- It enhances immune system function.
- It helps control blood sugar levels and prevents diabetes.
- It helps protect against kidney and liver disease.