Miracle behind coconut oil (and you thought it was going to make you gain weight!!)
Nearly half of the coconut oil’s fatty acids are lauric acid, a source of monolaurine which has antiviral, antibacterial (particularly against to Vibrio cholerae, Salmonella typhi, Shigella sonnei and Escherichia coli) and antiprotozoal properties. Monolaurine can destroy lipid-coated viruses including influenza viruses. Coconut oil can also boost a weakened immune system by enhancing white blood cell counts which help the body to directly fight against viruses.