Good nutrition is fundamentally important for good health! The human body is a complex system that requires a full and broad spectrum of essential nutrients - in adequate and balanced quantities for optimal health. We require the correct amounts of macronutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats. We also require the correct amounts of each of the essential micronutrients - namely the 52 (or so) essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Every day our body is re-building itself, renewing worn out parts, making modifications as a response to day-to-day stresses and fighting off viruses and bacteria. When you look at the average person's diet - it is no great surprise that so many of us feel tired, ill or even suffer from a degenerative health condition.
The health benefits of coconut oil include hair care, skin care, stress relief, maintaining cholesterol levels, weight loss, increased immunity, proper digestion and metabolism, relief from kidney problems, heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV and cancer, dental care, and bone strength. These benefits of coconut oil can be attributed to the presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, and its properties such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, soothing, etc