Coconut oil was considered a bad “saturated” fat years ago by margarine companies who were on a mission to make their product the shoppers choice. That ended thankfully, when research proved that trans fats in margarine were very dangerous to our health.
I have been using coconut oil, coconut milk, coconut yogurt and coconut water in my day to day nutrition and skin care. I love what it is doing for me both nutritionally on the inside and with my skincare on the outside.
I cook with coconut oil, use the yogurt and milk in my breakfast dishes and in my recipes, I drink the water as it has supreme hydrating qualities and the coconut oil is an amazing skin moisturizer.
Coconut oil is used in the treatment of Alzheimer’s and neurological diseases and with my Multiple Sclerosis, I have added this great oil to my arsenal to battle the neurological affects MS has on the brain.
In the world of “fats and fatty acids” there are three kinds, saturated, monounsaturated and polyunstaturated. These are also called short, medium and long-chain fatty acids. Coconut oil is rich in medium-chain fatty acids that the body uses for energy. Coconut oil contains lauric acid which has shown to improve digestion, stengthen the immune system and protect against bacterial, viral and fungal infections.
To give you an example, “coconut oil is highly nutritious and rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals. It is classified as a ‘functional food’ because it provides many health benefits beyond its nutritional content. It possesses healing properties far beyond that of any other dietary oil and is extensively used in traditional medicine among Asian and Pacific populations. Pacific islanders consider coconut oil to be the cure for all illness. The coconut palm is so highly valued by them as both a source of food and medicine that it is called ‘The Tree of Life’. Only recently has modern medical science unlocked the secrets to coconut’s amazing healing powers.”
Here is a list of just a few of the many benefits gained with the use of coconut oil and products:
– nutritional source of energy in the body
– helps oral hygeine, tooth decay
– kills bacteria that may contribute to ulcers, urinary tract infections, pneumonia
– kills yeasts that are part of candidiasis, thrush, athlete’s foot, diaper rash
– kills parasites, lice, giardia
– improves digestion and the bodies ability to absorb nutrients
– improves insulin secretion and useage of blood glucose
– reduces diabetes symptoms
– supports strong bones and teeth
– relieves symptoms of gallbladder disease
– helps with Crohn’s, colitis and ulcers
– reduces inflammation
– antioxidant properties
– anti-aging properties
– boosts immume system
– heart healthy
– kidney support
– thyroid support
– topical use helps with dry skin, psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis
– great for silky hair
AND SO MUCH MORE.
Why not start using Organic Coconut Oil in your kitchen. Look for “unrefined” or “virgin” raw coconut oil. It has a wonderfully tropical aroma to it and adds a subtle sweetness to foods. It is a great cooking oil having a very high smoke point.
One of my many favourite uses is to pop organic popcorn in it on the stove. You don’t need anything else on the popcorn other than a little Himalayan Sea Salt and it is delicious. I smuggle this yummy popcorn into the movie theater when we go to see a movie. That movie theater popcorn is SO nasty….I know I am munching on a health promoting snack while enjoying the movie.
You can use coconut oil in any recipe calling for oil.
To your heart health and so much more!