Coconut oil is the healthiest oil you can find on the market. Maybe you are surprised, but it really is. I'm always very open for new things to try out in my kitchen. If there's a grain or vegetable I didn't know of yet, it won't take long until I bring it home to taste :-) And this is how I discovered coconut oil. Unlike conventional fats this tropical treasure bursts of health benefits and is a true beautifier. People in tropical countrys use it every day for all kinds of purposes but also for their skin care.
Why Coconut oil ?
Coconut oil contains a high percentage of saturated fatty acids, more than 50 % of it is Lauric acid. This ingredient has a very positive effect for our health because it strengthens the immune system and enables the body to fight against all kinds of infections and viruses. Conventional fats only contain very little or none at all and are less beneficial for our well-being. But that's not all ! It can also help you to lose weight. The medium fatty acids in coconut oil are clearly better digestible which results in less fat deposit in the fat cells and it encreases the metabolism which burns off calories and let you lose weight.
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Unfortunately negative campaigns in the past have been the reason why people did not want to use it for consumption anymore. It was blamed to cause high colesterol levels in the blood, but research has proven the opposite. The regular use shows very positive results in the treatment of diabetes because it reduces high blood sugar levels. And because it is free of long-chain fatty acids it does not collect in the bloodstream, which keeps the blood vessels free of deposits. Studys have also shown that the consumption of this tropical oil positively improved the condition of dementia patients, and it has a anti-viral effect on the HIV virus.
That shows that saturated fats are not unhealthy, they are not the reason for coronary heart diseases, overweight or clogged arteries. The truth is that the food industry wants us to believe it. Fact is, that people who grow up eating foods prepared with coconut oil enjoy a much better health. The reason for this are the fatty acids and the anti-viral properties. Our body simply benefits from it a great deal. But there is even more to this tropical wonder !
Skin Care Benefits
Coconut oil contains vitamin E and is a fantastic product for skin care. It smoothens dry, flaky skin and can be very helpful in cases of psoriasis, acne and other skin problems. And it is extremly suitable for body massages, your skin will be soft like a baby:-) Because it is completely chemical free you can use it for your facial skin care and benefit from its anti aging properties. People in tropical countrys apply it on their skin and never get sunburned because it blocks the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation. What else can we ask for ? It's simply great !
The valuable nutrients will make your hair silky and shiny again. Gently massage a little amount into your hair and scalp, cover with a towel and leave it in for about 15 to 30 minutes. Then shampoo your hair as usual. You can leave the cure in over night too, if you like. Your hair will be looking soft and healthy. This is also a very helpful treatment against dandruff and itchy scalp.
Mix half of your sun lotion or cream with this tropical oil. It is an anti oxydant and resists free radicals. This way you have a very good protection against sun damages.
Rough lips ? No Problem, just apply some on your lips and they become soft again. Ready to kiss :-)
Because it has the ability to penetrate in the deeper layers of the skin, it strenghtens the tissues and helps to reduce the signs of premature aging. You will have tighter and younger looking skin with less wrinkles when you get older. Your skin will have a moisturised and smooth appearance which makes you look young and vital.
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When you cook with coconut oil you provide your body with healthy medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs). They are easily digestible and send directly to your liver where they are converted into energy, but not into fat. Which means, less love handles :-)) Different with long-chain fatty acids (LCFAs). They are more heavy for your digestive system because they need proteins and enzymes to carry out a good digestion. Fat and colesterol is stored in your body which can lead to several diseases.
Best thing to do...cook healthy with saturated fatty acids. Important is that you choose a product of high quality.
Good Coconut oil should be * cold pressed * unrefined* no bleaching * no chemicals * made of fresh coconuts *
Due to its high heat stability, it is ideal for frying and baking, as well as for salat dressings and much more. Make a good choice for your health and beauty today and enjoy the great health benefits.
I personally found out so much positive things about this wonder of nature in this book, written by Dr. Bruce Fife, that I decided to introduce it to you. I'm sure you'll be amazed what you will find out. The information simply stops with all the myths about this tropical oil and tells you the amazing truth about all its great benefits for young and old. Read more about