This list of the benefits of coconut oil comes from an article entitled "Here's the Smarter Oil Alternative I Recommend to Replace Those Other Oils in Your Kitchen" by Dr. Joseph Mercola:
Dr. Mercola: "There is only one oil that is stable enough to resist heat-induced damage, while it also helps you promote heart health, maintain normal cholesterol levels and even supports weight loss -- coconut oil. So, whenever you need an oil to cook with, use coconut oil instead of butter, olive oil, vegetable oil, margarine, or any other type of oil called for in recipes. Even though I don't fully recommend frying foods, if you must fry, by all means use coconut oil -- it's your smartest choice."
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Mercola Fresh Shores Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, 16 oz.