The Washington Post recently published an article entitled “Coconut Oil May Help Fight Childhood Pneumonia.”
The study was only done on folks taking antiobiotics (no group that wasn’t on meds), but it did show that the folks who also consumed coconut oil daily had a quicker recovery and had lower levels of the “crackling” sound in the lungs. The kids on coconut oil also showed better levels of oxygen in their blood. One theory is that the antimicrobial properties of the lauric acid are what makes the difference.
We cook with Tropical Traditions oil because we can buy it buy the gallon for a good price, but my favorite for taste — and yes, eating right off the spoon — is the much pricier Jungle Products brand.
Check out “The Latest Studies on Coconut Oil” at the Weston A. Price Foundation.