Once deemed as "the healthiest oil on earth", coconut oil is an edible oil extracted from the kernel or meat of matured coconuts harvested from the coconut palm . Besides offering plenty of health benefits from beating sugar cravings to aiding weight loss, a new study suggests that it could also help in preventing cavities.
According to researchers from the Athlone Institute of Technology in Ireland, enzyme-treated coconut oil (meant to mimic coconut oil after it's been digested) was effective in fighting Streptococcus
bacteria by stopping its growth.
The finding, presented at the Society for General Microbiology's autumn
conference, could lead to a new approach to manufacturing dental care products without the need for antibiotics.
Did you know that using barbells for lower body exercises lets you lift a substantial amount of weight. "The issue with dumbbells for exercises like squats and lunges is that grip strength is a limiting factor," says Schoenfeld. Because your lower body is generally much stronger than your upper body, your grip strength tends to give way long before your legs do. But using a barbell eliminates that problem. Read more