1. It's good for the Immune System: Possessing many of the good fats, acids, bacterias, and antiviral properties we need, coconut oil strengthens the immune system. There have been studies that have shown coconut oil to help in dealing with viruses and bacteria causing diseases such as herpes, influenza, the common cold, and even HIV. How about that for buffering the immune system?
2. It's good for Weight Loss: Coconut oil contains both medium and short chain fatty acids that help in taking off excess weight. These acids also break down and are easy to digest and aid the functioning of the thyroid and balance the enzymes in your body. It also boosts your metabolism taking stress off your pancreas so you can burn energy faster and which aids in your losing weight.
3. It's good for Digestion: The primary use for coconut oil is as a cooking oil. The saturated fats in this oil have microbial properties that help deal with various bacteria, fungi, etc that usually cause indigestion and irritable bowel syndromes.
There are so many other great benefits from using coconut oil that I can't possibly list them all. It is great for hair and skin care. It helps the liver and heart. It's been a proven aid to healing cancer patients. It helps the kidney and pancreas. It strengthens your bones. It lessens stress. As you can see the benefits go on and on. Don't believe me, do some research yourself.
All I can say is that it is an easy and effective switch to make in your daily diets. Next time you're cooking just reach for the coconut oil instead of the olive or vegetable oil. Start doing this for a week or two and see if there's not a new bounce in your step. An added bonus? It tastes great too ;)