In a recent laboratory study, it has been shown that lauric acid kills more than 90% of the colon cancer cells within 2 days. Lauric acid can be found in the coconut oil, in half of its overall structure.
The cancer cells are contaminated by the lauric acid with strong oxidative stress. This allows lauric acid to decrease the concentration of glutathione in cancer cells and the function of glutathione is to protect the cancer cells from oxidative stress.
Many studies don’t mention the anti-cancer properties of the coconut oil. Many people around the world have been using it for centuries because of its healing characteristics and benefits. Coconut oil is one of the most effective ingredients which can eliminate bacteria, diseases, fungi, parasites and dangerous microorganisms. Also, it improves the health of liver and skin, stimulates digestion, speeds up the healing of the wound and diminishes inflammation.
Some medical experts said that the coconut oil is especially helpful in treating diabetes because of its ability to raise the concentration of good cholesterol (HDL) in women, controls the HDL-LDL ratio, and also it promotes weight loss in women and men. The coconut oil has been used for balancing the cholesterol levels in patients who suffer from a chronic heart ailment.
This oil is unique because of the presence of lauric acid and half of the structure of the coconut oil belongs to this acid. Lauric acid actually is a unique type of triglyceride which rarely can be found in other foods. The cow’s fat has 2% lauric acid and 6% of human milk is lauric acid. And, this means that human needs more lauric acid than any other living being.
We can’t claim that coconut oil is a natural cure for cancer, but however these studies proved us that nature gave us everything that we need and we need to learn how to use it.
Source: Time For Healthy Food