Researchers from the Adelaide University of Australia found that lauric acid, the main ingredient of coconut oil, eliminated 93% of colon cancer cells within a 48-hour period. Namely, both the in vitro and in vivo studies provided the same results, that is, coconut oil has the potential to destroy carcinogenic cells.
Also, several clinical studies done by the ANA showed that the fats in coconut oil can be of great use in the treatment and prevention of conditions like osteoporosis, viral diseases, cancer, diabetes, Chron’s disease, and osteoporosis. Ty Bollinger, an advocate of alternative medicine and host of The Truth About Cancer, said that food manufacturers played an immense part in discrediting the actual benefits of the oil.
Hence, in the 60’s, these companies wanted the consumers to increase the consumption of their margarines and hydrogenated oils. In order to do this, they blamed coconut oil for different health issues that were actually caused by their products.
According to Bollinger, the trans-fats present in these fake foods are the ones to blame for the occurrence of diseases. Namely, diets high in sugar, carbs, and fat are among the main culprits for a poor health.
Often times, the health properties of coconut oil are still under a loop because of its high content of fat; however, many scientists dispute such claims. The effects of coconut oil as an alternative treatment for cancer are still in the research phase.
Take a look at the video below to learn more about the benefits of this natural oil: