This superfood has a unique combination of fatty acids that have a profound and positive effects on health. They include fat loss, better brain function and various other amazing benefits. Stable even in high heat, it is suitable for cooking and frying and does not lose its benefits unlike olive oil.
Healthy Staple With Fragrant Benefits
Coconuts are a dietary staple for the Tokelauans in the South Pacific who eat over 60% of their calories from coconuts. Not only have they thrived for generations, there is little evidence of heart disease amongst them.
Coconut oil aids your immune system. Rich in lauric acid which our bodies turn into monolaurin, a potent germ and fungal killing agent. Monolaurin can counteract low grade pesky viruses that nibble away at our energy levels and flare up when we feel run down.
It also boosts metabolism. Coconut oil is unique as it contains MCFA (Medium Chain Fatty Acid) that is easier for our bodies to digest and absorb. It boosts energy immediately, speeds up metabolism and regulates weight.
It restores the hair’s glossy sheen and calms dry, flaky scalps. Antimicrobial properties also banish dandruff. As a skin moisturizer, coconut oil works well for all types of skin including very dry and flaky skin as a result of xerosis.
It treats Caandida overgrowth because it contains caprin acid that the body converts to monocaprin, a powerful antimicrobial agent with strong anti-viral and anti-fungal properties, effective in killing the yeast that causes Candida overgrowth.
The ancient Ayurvedic practice of oil-pulling is best done with coconut oil to detox the mouth and remedy bad breath, inflammation, bleeding gums, throat dryness, cracked lips and improve overall oral hygiene.
Coconut oil is inexpensive and easy readily available at supermarkets and health food stores. However, it is recommended that you purchase fully organic, cold-pressed Coconut oil that are found in dark glass bottles.