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11 Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

2. It helps prevent high blood pressure

Your heart will thank you if your incorporate coconut oil into your diet. The natural saturated fats found within coconut oil can actually benefit the heart, for the reasons outlined in the first point, and as a result of saturated fats increasing the amount of ‘good’ cholesterol in your body.

This healthy cholesterol is known as HDL, and the more you have, the healthier your heart – and indeed, the more LDL ‘bad’ cholesterol is converted into HDL. It’s a win-win!

Your heart benefits greatly when you increase the amount of good cholesterol in your body, lowering the risk of developing heart disease and even reducing your chances of developing high blood pressure.

Those who already suffer from high blood pressure can benefit too, with HDL helping reduce blood pressure and keep your circulatory system working properly, healthily and efficiently.

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